The Waupaca County Board of Supervisors this morning got it’s first look at the 2018 Waupaca County budget. The 74 million dollar spending plan calls for a tax levy of 27.2 million dollars, and a tax rate of 6 dollars and 80 cents per thousand dollars valuation, 7 cents higher than the 2017 tax rate. That equates to a 7 dollar increase on a 100-thousand dollar home. The budget includes 932-thousand dollars for radio tower upgrades for the sheriff’s department, 400-thousand dollars for a fiber optics line from Manawa to the Symco Tower, and the use of 1.2 million dollars from the Lakeview Manor nursing home cash reserves to help fund 1.6 million dollars for exterior work on the courthouse building. The budget does not call for any bonding for capital projects in 2018. This is county finance director Heidi Dombrowski…….
Roadwork is also planned in 2018 on County Hiway “D” from Oak Street to Beacon Avenue in New London, the County “J” and Thoe Road intersection, and a replacement for the Crystal River Bridge on County Hiway “E”. The public hearing on the budget is Tuesday, November 14th at 9 a.m.