The city of Weyauwega will see only a slight increase in the mill rate for 2011.
The Common Council set the 2011 mill rate at 7.97, up 2 cents from the 2010 mill rate of 7.95. Total expenditures will be $1.7 million with a city tax levy of $737,435, according to information presented at the council’s Nov. 15 meeting.
“The average $100,000 home will actually save about $200 in taxes this year,” reported city Administrator Sheryl Scheuermann. “Taxpayers will be rather pleased when they get their tax bills this year.”
The city was limited to a 3 percent increase, but chose to only raise the tax levy by 2 percent.
“We worked hard,” Scheuermann explained. “The operating expenses have been cut in every way possible.”
Total mill rate for city taxpayers is expected to be about $21.82 in 2011, compared to $24.77 in 2010. These numbers may drop slightly once the state credit is announced, according to Scheuermann. She also noted that the Waupaca County budget was not completely finalized prior to the council meeting.