Orfordville's tax rate to go up by 0.2 percent

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Ashley McCallum
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ORFORDVILLE—Property owners in the Village of Orfordville will see a slight increase in their tax rate in 2018.

The rate will increase .2 percent from $8.96 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $8.98.

Village Clerk Sherri Waege said municipal levy limits from the state have restricted village officials from making significant changes to the tax rate.

Towns, villages, cities and counties must complete levy limit worksheets to determine the maximum allowable property tax levy they can implement without potentially receiving a penalty, according to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

The village will not pursue any major projects or purchases in 2018 that would significantly raise expenses, Waege said.

Numbers to note from the Village of Orfordville's 2018 budget:

--The village's new chief of police, Brian Raupp, will earn $65,000 next year.

--Water and sewer services will begin paying rent to the village for its space in Village Hall, 303 E. Beloit St., resulting in an additional $23,600 in revenue for the village.

--Salaries for the members of the village board and board president will remain the same. Village board members each will receive $750 for the year. Village President David Olsen will receive $2,500 for the year.

--Garbage and recycling expenses will decrease 4.66 and 4.22 percent respectively.

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