Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Village of Darien Officials Ask Residents for Input on 2012 Budget

Darien asks residents for input on budget challenges. (Janesville Gazette, 8/23/2011)

Excerpt: Everybody expects regular garbage pickup, well-plowed streets, 24-hour police and fire protection, and a good public library.

But nobody wants taxes to go up.

So what are elected officials to do?

Diana Dykstra, Darien village administrator and clerk treasurer, hopes the public will help answer that question.

Last week, village staff posted a survey on its website, asking residents to:

-- Rate the importance of services such as 24-hour police protection, brush pickup, mowing, recycling and the library.

-- List the service that is the most valuable to them.

-- List areas where they'd be willing to accept cuts.

-- Rate the value of the village newsletter.

-- Tell elected officials how they prefer their fire protection and emergency services delivered.

-- Share what they think are the biggest problems facing the village and how they might be solved

That's all folks!

Other Wisconsin county and municipal budget news.
City of Marshfield has some wiggle room in its 2012 budget development.  (8/24/2011)
Soglin on 2012 Madison budget:  "Every service we rely on is vulnerable".  (8/23/2011)
With a ballooning budget deficit, Marathon County considers a tax increase.  (8/23/2011)
Sheboygan's Strategic Fiscal Planning Committee to determine what city will look like.  (8/19/2011)
Brown County Exec looks at same tax levy, impact on services to be determined.  (8/18/2011)
City of Shawano wrestles with $128,000 deficit.  (8/16/2011)
Possible double whammy for Shawano City-County Library.  (8/15/2011)
Portage County Executive looks to "create a bridge to a new design, a way of functioning on less".. (8/15/2011)
Antigo cuts fire, police positions.  (8/15/2011)
Adding up the budget numbers in the Fox Valley.  (8/14/2011)
Sauk County officials ask for input.  (8/12/2011
Marathon County ranks services to address $500,000 budget shortfall.  (8/12/2011)
City of Beloit faces a challenging budget process.  (8/8/2011)
Fond du Lac city manager sez Governor's tools not enough to offset cuts.  (8/2/2011)
Manitowoc mayor asks department heads for 10% budget cuts.  (8/2/2011)

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