Vilas County Board en Vilas County Passes 2014 Budget <p>The Vilas County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night approved a budget for 2014 that calls for a small increase in the property tax rate. Vilas county has one of the lowest property tax rates in the state. The increase will amount to $8 per $100,000 of valuation. The budget is a compromise….in order to maintain a county services, provide for a number of important projects, and maintain a healthy fund balance.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:03:42 +0000 Mary Jo Berner community journalist 9683 at Vilas County Passes 2014 Budget County Board Weighs Budget Options <p>At Tuesday’s monthly meeting, the Vilas County Board of Supervisors went through a second round of voicing their ideas for how to balance the 2014 budget. Finance director Jason Hilger says the county is facing a deficit of roughly $1.2 million for the upcoming year.&nbsp; Nonetheless, Hilger says Vilas county is in good shape, with a reserve fund of more than $7 million.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:19:46 +0000 Mary Jo Berner 7175 at Vilas D.A. Employee to Stay On <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span id="cke_bm_36S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>The limited term employee working in the Vilas&nbsp;County District Attorney’s office will be staying on the job for another six months while the office implements a paperless system.</span></p><p>The Vilas County board of supervisors on Tuesday approved a request by District Attorney Al Moustakis to extend the limited term employee through March, 2014.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Mary Jo Berner 7124 at Vilas Co. Supervisors Share Insights On Budget, Deficit <p>There were a couple of "firsts" at the Vilas County board of supervisors meeting Tuesday night. For the first time, their regular board meeting was held at the Arbor Vitae town hall. And for the first time, they participated in a special information gathering session.</p><p>Nancy Anne Miller, head of UW-extension in Vilas county, facilitated the process, passing the microphone from one supervisor to the next to hear their feedback on goals for upcoming budgets.</p><p>After the meeting, Jason Hilger, Vilas county finance director, said it was a worthwhile exercise:</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:14:08 +0000 Mary Jo Berner 5541 at Vilas Co. Supervisors Share Insights On Budget, Deficit Vilas Board Gets ACT 10 Update <p>You might have noticed that your county board is going through major change.</p><p>The impetus for the change stems from implementation of Act 10, the controversial legislation enacted into law two years ago that bans most public employee unions in Wisconsin. The legality of the law will be decided by the state Supreme Court. In the meantime, counties are struggling to handle their vastly increased responsibilities.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:54:19 +0000 Mary Jo Berner 4152 at Vilas Board Gets ACT 10 Update