Council Approves Sturgeon Bay City Budget

A 2017 budget of just under $11.4 million was adopted by members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council during a special session Tuesday afternoon. The council also approved a tax levy of $6,512,798. The 2017 budget, as proposed, actually showed a 1.78% decrease. However, in order to protect the city’s ability to increase its expenditure base capacity in future years to the state mandated 1.7% and still fall under the restraint expenditure program, council-members followed a previous practice and adjusted the general fund contingency line item, in this case by $350,000. The action does not impact the tax levy. Prior to adjourning, Mayor Thad Birmingham thanked the council and city staffers for fashioning a working budget despite the constraints that have been imposed on the local effort to provide services…

Only one person spoke at the public hearing. Chris Kellums wondered if mulch and fire trucks could be obtained closer to home.

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