Wega council approves city budget
Taxpayers in the city of Weyauwega will not see an increase in the city’s mill rate.
When the Common Council met on Nov. 26, it approved a 2013 city expenditure budget of $1.759 million.
The approval came following a public hearing on next year’s city budget. The 2013 budget compares to the current city budget of $1.762 million.
Next year’s budget will be supported by a city tax levy of $796,700.42, which compares to the current levy of $796,418.83.
The city’s 2013 mill rate will be $8.16 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, which is the present mill rate.
Interim City Administrator Bill Forrest told the council the budget includes the assumption of a 3 percent salary increase for employees.
However, the city’s Finance Committee will be discussing the 2013 cost-of-living increase and bring a recommendation back to the council.
Forrest also told the council the city should plan for a reassessment in 2014.He estimated the cost of a reassessment to be $30,000.