The Dodge County Board of Supervisors during its Wednesday morning meeting held a public hearing regarding the proposed 2017-2018 Dodge County budget and tax request.
During the public hearings no comments or objections were raised in reference to the either the budget or tax request, and the board subsequently took action by passing both.
A budget summary report released from Dodge County shows that county expenses during the 2016-2017 year sat at $127,746.527.75. This year, the county has a budget of $142,196,521 – an 11-percent increase from last year’s budgeted expenditures.
In addition, the budget summary report shows that $2,661,524 of necessary cash reserves are on standby.
The county’s property tax levy will remain nearly constant from the 2016-2017 budget with a tax levy of .221618 per $100 of assessed valuation.
To accomplish this, numerous dollars were taken from Dodge County’s Inheritance Fund and allocated for the General Fund.
A budget summary report shows that a grand total of $1,410,000 was removed from the Inheritance Fund and used for Roads fund, Veterans’ Aid fund, General fund and Building fund. Money transfers from the Inheritance fund can be made no later than June 30, 2018.
The tax levy of .221618 being utilized during this budget period will amass $8,954,895, budget summary report information shows.
The 2017-2018 budget and tax levy request were unanimously approved by all members of the Board of Supervisors. The Board reconvenes at 9 a.m. Sept. 27.