Board will get budget proposals

October 6, 2018

JEFFERSON -- The Jefferson County Finance Committee will forward a proposed 2019 countywide tax levy of $27,636,322, with a corresponding tax rate of $3.99 per $1,000 of equalized valuation, to the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors Tuesday during that governmental body’s regular session for October.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the county courthouse.

Jefferson County’s Administrator Ben Wehmeier will make his annual budget presentation to formally bring the information to the supervisors and from that point through Nov. 6, board members will have the opportunity to provide suggestions and amendments regarding how the document might be improved.

On Nov. 8, the finance committee will look at these potential changes, with the county board providing its final approval of the document, as it traditionally does, at its November regular session.

In late 2017, the 2018 countywide tax levy was set at $27,357,982, which brought with it a tax rate of $4.16 per $1,000 of equalized valuation.

Following the budget presentation, the finance committee will recommend to the board that the county sell surplus real estate it owns in the form of the Lake Mills Highway Satellite Shop. Finance will also offer resolutions on a claim disallowance and a possible amending of the Jefferson County Fund Balance.

The highway committee will present a request to the board in which it will seek truck and plow equipment purchases.

The session will conclude with a proclamation regarding National 4-H Week in the county.

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