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Suamico budget meeting set for Oct. 8

By Ben Rodgers

SUAMICO – The village board planned ahead at its Monday, Oct. 1 meeting.

It was decided the full village board will meet at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, for an in-depth look at next year’s proposed budget.

The meeting is scheduled to last until past 4 p.m.

Village Administrator Steve Kubacki called the meeting an opportunity to look at expenditures, revenues, programs and services, debt service for larger items like the upcoming Lineville Road project, and the new fire station and roundabouts.

“The documents you will see will show that in the years to come, even with these large dollar amounts for these larger projects, you’re going to see declining debt service, and that’s a good thing,” Kubacki said.

Trustee Sky Van Rossum said these meetings in the past would sometimes take even longer. He also called them “excruciating.”

“These budget process (meetings) continually get better,” Van Rossum said. “The preparedness of the staff and budget makes the meeting flow.”

Kubacki also informed the board that there will need to be a meeting in the near future on the construction of Fire Station No. 1.

Previously the board contracted with Five Bugles Design for a space needs study. Now that the results are in, board direction is required.

“We’ve come to a point in time where we’re going to need some additional feedback from the village board on a number of different things,” Kubacki said.

The topics will include size of the new station, scope, materials, construction, possible emergency medical services and police department space usage in the new building, fiscal planning and general space needs.

The board will finalize a meeting date at its Oct. 15 meeting.

In other news, the board approved a developer’s agreement with CCSN for the Crown Pointe Crossing at Hunters Run subdivision.

“The Crown Pointe Crossing at Hunters Run, that subdivision plat was approved and it’s all set to go,” Kubacki said. “The developer would like to get moving ASAP and get some work done here and into the winter.”

The board also approved an ordinance amending enforcement power over existing or grandfathered driveways, so when reconstructed they would meet today’s driveway standards set by the village.

Finally, the board welcomed Leah Hackmaster as new director of Recreation and Parks.

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