The overall $275.2 million spending plan is a little more than a week from its final review and vote by the County Board. Although the tax levy will be center stage, several fiscal and policy proposals are included in the document that would increase spending by 3.85 percent, or $3.2 million.
The spending plan, crafted by Brown County Executive Tom Hinz, includes a proposed 6.21 percent tax levy increase. Hinz's budget proposal would require $87.4 million in property taxes. That's a 3.85 percent levy hike over the 2010 budget, but combined with a 2.2 percent drop in the county's equalized property value kicks the overall levy increase over 6 percent.
Sunday, October 31, 2010