Minocqua taxpayers will not see a levy increase for the fifth year in a row, but it probably can't stay that way for next year.
That's the assessment of town chair Mark Hartzheim as the town prepares for a budget hearing later this month...
"...for the fifth straight year we were able to put a levy together with zero increase. the levy will be $3,630,015. The board worked very hard..."
Hartzheim says while this year's levy is frozen, next year's probably won't be as they can't keep putting off needed purchases.
Hartzheim says the town has adjusted to lower state revenues...
"....it dropped significantly a couple of years ago. They're at a level where we are used to that. Over the last year or two it has pretty much remained the same. The big drop was a couple of years ago. This year it hasn't changed enough to present a big challenge to us...."
Minocqua residents can weigh in on the full town budget at a public hearing on Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the town offices.