The city of Weyauwega’s General Fund expenditures are down 0.25 percent in its proposed 2014 budget.
The public hearing on next year’s city budget will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the lower level meeting room of the Weyauwega Public Library.
The hearing is open to the public.
The preliminary budget includes General Fund expenditures of $1.755 million, down from the approved 2013 budget of $1.759 million.
A general property tax levy of $749,568 is being proposed to support next year’s budget, down .63 percent from the 2013 general property tax levy of $744,860.
The amount of State Shared Revenue the city will receive in 2014 is down 0.04 percent.
The city will receive $510,966 in 2014, compared to the $511,187 it received this year.
The proposed city budget includes a recommendation of a 3 percent cost-of-living raise for City Hall clerical employees and between a 3 and 5 percent raise for City Administrator Patrick Wetzel.
It also includes approval of the 2014 Proposed Wage Structure of Public Works/Utility employees and a recommendation to increase part-time police officer hours to 1,500 and to increase the part-time officer hourly wage to $15.
In addition, the budget proposal includes the recommendation of a 3 percent cost-of-living increase for the patrol officer and sergeant positions and to increase Police Chief Gerald Poltrock’s wage to 100 percent of the identified annual salary amount in his contract.