Ashwaubenon village budget approved for 2020
By Kevin Boneske
ASHWAUBENON – After holding a public hearing in which no one spoke Tuesday, Nov. 26, the village board approved the 2020 budget and related tax levy.
Next year’s general fund budget of $16,366,951 in revenues and expenditures is 2.71 percent higher than the amended 2019 budget.
The categories with the four largest expenditure amounts for 2020 include $8,446,288 for public safety, followed by $2,610,996 for public works, $2,354,060 for general government and $1,959,617 for parks, recreation and forestry.
The village tax levy of $12,558,518 is $10,297 higher than the previous year and includes $9,812,237 for the general fund, $2,046,281 for the debt service fund, $675,000 for the capital project funds and $25,000 for special revenue funds.
Finance Director Greg Wenholz said the mill rate for village purposes is increasing by 6 cents to $5.68 per $1,000, up 1.12 percent from the previous year, which is in line with the average Consumer Price Index increase and helps the village maintain all its services and personnel.
Wenholz said 70 cents of the mill rate is for referendum-related debt service.
“The village is also able to increase the amount of annual road replacement and continue with its standard capital replacement within public works, public safety and parks and recreation,” he said. “Overall, the average taxpayer will pay an additional $10.03 in village taxes…”