Despite the unknown of COVID-19, Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt is proud of the budget set for a hearing next week. The budget calls for a slight increase in the tax levy, although the tax rate will go down. The budget goes up about six percent over last year due to increases in wages and health insurance premiums. Taxpayers are getting a little help due to increased equalized values and higher than expected collections from its sales tax. Feldt believes the budget is fiscally conservative while being able to invest in the county’s future.
You can click this link to read through the county budget. Residents can attend the hearing in person or watch it online when it takes place on October 20th at 6 p.m. at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds. Comments can be submitted in advance to County Clerk Jamie Annoye.