The Elm Grove Village Board will vote on its budget for 2013 next week, a proposal that includes a zero percent tax levy increase.
The tax levy is proposed to remain at $6.4 million to support a nearly $10.7 million expense budget.
Although the proposed tax rate is set to increase to $6.60 per $1,000 of assessed value, the owner of a home assessed at $250,000 would pay $13 less in taxes to the village - about $1,650. That's because many properties' values have decreased.
The 2013 proposed budget, available in detail at the clerk's office, also shows residential user fees for sewer, stormwater and recycling dropping collectively by $17.40, or 2.7 percent, to a total of $627.10 for a single-family residence.
One major change set to occur in 2013 is that the public works and dispatch unions will start paying 50 percent of their pension costs in response to the state's Act 10, Monica Hughes, the village finance director said. Public works, police and dispatch union contracts all expire in 2012, allowing the change to take place. Police are exempt from paying into pension costs.
WHAT:2013 budget hearing
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27
WHERE: 13600 Juneau Blvd.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Loaded handgun taken from unlocked car in Brookfield
- Ask NOW: When will the Capitol Drive construction be over?
- Brookfield and Elm Grove police join national Click It or Ticket campaign
- Pilgrim Park students' rocket takes first at regional competition
- Water main project in Elm Grove could cause delays
- In Our Schools: May 20
- News & Notes: May 20
- Man charged with fleeing Brookfield police making drunken driving stop
- City: Brookfield drinking water is safe despite contamination warning
- Purses targeted in car break-ins outside Wilson Center