You could potentially find something that has not been seen in the Kewaunee County budget in the last 10 years when it is formally discussed next month. Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt distributed the proposed 2022 budget to board members during Tuesday’s meeting. The tax levy currently sits at $12.8 million while the total expenditures stand at $24.8 million. Taxpayers will see a rate of 6.88 percent, which is the first time it has been below seven percent in a decade and a decrease of 6.9 percent. More details will be discussed at upcoming committee meetings and the budget hearing on October 19th, but Feldt touted other highlights during his administrator’s report.
In other Kewaunee County Board business, members will have to be present in order to vote on agenda items. The board may discuss at a future time an alternative plan for unforeseen circumstances like another pandemic where they would have to conduct the county’s business but are not allowed to meet in person. The board also recognized Chuck Wagner and his 22 years of service as a district supervisor.