THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Middle Inlet Board Meets Nov. 9, Set Budget Nov. 15
Town Assessor Jerry Pillath will present a comparison of Wisconsin Department of Revenue equalized values and changes for 2017 at the regular monthly meeting of the Middle Inlet Town Board on Thursday, Nov. 9. In addition to regular business the board will consider renewing Pillath's contract as assessor.
Starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, electors have their opportunity to comment on the proposed town budget for 2018, and then at a special meeting that follows immediately they will be asked to approve the proposed budget amount for highways, as well as the proposed town tax levy of $409,676, to be paid in 2018. That meeting, at which all town electors are eligible to vote, will be followed by a special board meeting with adoption of the 2018 budget as the sole item on the agenda.
The budget is changed only slightly from last year. Tax levy of $409,796 is up just 1.22 percent from last year's levy of $404,754. Intergovernmental revenues are expected to be up 9.6 percent, from $149,809 last year to $164,246 anticipated in 2018.
Expenditures are slated for a 3.09 percent increase, from a total of $587,369 allowed for spending in 2017 to $605,505 to be spent in 2018. Expenses provided for are general government, up half a percent to $93,292; public safety, down nearly one percent, to $38,822, and highways, which stays the same at $398,000. Fire protection is again budgeted at just $300. Plan Commission budget remains at $200, and $2,400 is again provided for miscellaneous expenses.