Delavan presents proposed budget
The general fund is balanced at $5.88 million, a 5.84 percent increase over last year. The two key components of the increase are salaries, wages, overtime and benefits and an $85,000 command vehicle for the fire department. Generally salaries and wages increased 3 percent.
The budget proposes borrowing $2.2 million to extend public sanitary sewer in TID No. 4 and to support the next phase of development at Lake Lawn Lodge.
- What’s next?: The finance committee has called a special meeting Saturday, Oct. 27, to meet with the city administrator and department heads. The city council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The board plans to approve the final budget Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Total operating budget
Next year: $5.6 million
This year: $5.9 million
Percent increase: 5.84
Next year: $5.2 million
This year: $4.94
Percent increase 5.29
(Per $1,000 of assessed valuation)
Next year $8.71
This year: $8.23
Percent decrease 5.8
Note: Percent changes calculated on whole numbers.