Village Board Adopts 2023 Budget
The Village Board adopted the 2023 Village Budget following a public hearing on November 15, 2022. The 2023 Budget is the culmination of a three-month process involving direction from the Village Board, and teamwork among staff members and department heads across the organization. The 2023 Budget aims to continue high-quality municipal services, without any significant addition or reduction in staffing or service levels.
To download the full 2023 Budget document, click here.
Following are highlights of the 2023 Village Budget:
- The proposed Village property tax levy will increase by $125,637 (1.2%) compared to last year. The Village tax rate is $6.37 per $1,000 in assessed value, a decrease of $1.84 (-22.4%) primarily due to the 2022 revaluation. A home assessed at $300,000 that had a 30% increase in its property assessment this year would see a $16.39 (0.9%) increase in Village taxes.
- General Fund budget of $12.5 million, reflecting an increase of $372,432 (3.1%) from the 2022 Budget.
- 2023 Capital Equipment expenses:
- Ambulance (ordered in 2022) - $270,000
- IT Upgrades - $130,000
- Police Squad Cars (2) - $111,528
- Boom Truck (Used) - $75,000
- Building Plans Digital Archiving - $17,000
- Mower Replacement - $16,000
- Police Body Armor - $4,000
- 2023 Capital Facilities expenses:
- DPW Yard Green Infrastructure - $588,786 (71.6% funded by MMSD grant)
- Fire Range Remodel - $70,000 (Paid by Kolisch donation)
- CLC Main Floor Lighting - $35,000
- Health Dept. Office Reconfigurations - $25,000
- CLC HVAC Twinned Unit Replacement - $22,000
- Firehouse Outside Door into Training Tower - $15,000
- CLC Exterior Repairs/Refinishing - $10,000
- Village Hall Break Room Upgrades - $6,000
- 2023 Capital Roads & Infrastructure expenses:
- W. Edgerton Ave. (West border to 84th St.) - $400,770
- Oakwood St. (S. 60th St. to Oxford Dr.) - $378,400
- Eaton Ln. - $124,800
- Gateway Rd. - $50,000
- Engineering/GIS - $45,000
- Crack sealing - $45,000
- WiscNet Fiber Connection (Installment 3 of 4) - $30,750
- Sidewalk Replacements - $10,000
- Creation of a Tourism & Events Fund to account for all tourism and events related expenses, with long-term goal of become a self-sufficient fund that would not rely on property taxes.
- Creation of a part-time Code Enforcement Officer position funded by requested Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
- Creation of a part-time Fire Inpsector position.
- Increase to quarterly recycling fee from $7.77 to $14.00 to address increased expenses.