Dodge County Budget for 2017-2018 Is Approved After Public Hearing

FREMONT – The Dodge County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing during their regular meeting on Wednesday morning.

The public hearing was in regards to the County Budget for 2017-2018. The proposed levy was .221618, which is approximately a 0.1% decrease over last year’s budget. Supervisor Bob Missel says some money was taken out of the Inheritance Fund to help keep the levy consistent.

“Virtually, the levy stayed unchanged. To accomplish that task we did take a little money out of our Inheritance Fund and move that into the General Budget to cover those dollars,” said Missel. “Again I’m very pleased that we were able to keep the levy as is, and not incur any additional costs to the taxpayer.”

Missel adds a taxpayer will only see a change in their taxes if there is a change in the assessed valuation of their property.

“The taxpayer, because the levy is virtually unchanged, if their property valuations remain the same, then they won’t see any change,” said Missel. “However, if they have an increase in their property taxes, then proportionally based on the levy, they’ll see an increase in that.”

The budget was approved unanimously by the board. Their next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27th.

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