Village Board OKs final budget with 1.71% levy hike

By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press Staff

The Fredonia Village Board recently approved a 2019 budget that increases general fund spending by less than 1%, increases the tax levy 1.71% and raises the assessed village tax rate 42 cents to $5.60 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

That means the owner of a $200,000 home will pay $1,120 on this December’s tax bill, $84 more than last December.

No members of the public spoke during a public hearing on the budget held before the board meeting at which the budget was approved.

According to the budget, spending on public safety and public works is expected to go up $13,456 and $8,870, respectively.

Capital spending will total $141,042, with $87,542 going toward parks, including $62,542 in playground equipment. That total was down $557,458 from what was originally requested by department heads. Struck from the budget were $84,000 in fire vehicles and $421,000 in public works vehicles and street projects.

Debt payments will increase about $2,000 to $256,043.

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