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Posted on: March 7, 2019

City of Algoma

Algoma

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    It restricts the amount of sidewalks we can repair/replace and as the fixed costs increase (utilities such as heat, electric, water, sewer, etc.) and our revenues have...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Village of Blanchardville

Blanchardville

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  The 2018 net new construction is the first in over 10 years. The Village has had zero to negative growth since the early 2000s. All of the other expenses continue to climb and we cannot k...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 13, 2019

City of Chetek

Chetek

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  Subsidies for the ambulance service and fire district go up so it cuts into our levy limits - we cannot adjust for those increases. Our library budget has not increased for 6 years - We h...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 19, 2019

City of Chilton

Chilton

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  The levy limit hurts us as a small community dramatically. Cultural activities such as youth recreation programs have been cut pushing them onto community organized youth clubs. We are lo...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Village of Eden

Eden

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL SERVICES THAN THE ONES THAT ARE CURRENTLY OFFERED. WE NEED TO BORROW FOR STREET PROJECTS. WE ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE FROM THE TAX ROLL LESS ...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

City of Fountain City

Fountain City

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    Over the years, reduced our police department from one full time officer and multiple part-time officers, to just two part-time officers which combined only work about...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 19, 2019

City of Hartford

Hartford

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  The increase in net new construction is not keeping up with added need for services thus different departments need to hold back on expanding services and personnel which weakens our over...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 13, 2019

City of Horicon

Horicon

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  Unfortunately the City has been forced to become reactive to things as funds are not available to be proactive. Services are struggling to be maintained and certainly we are unable to pro...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Village of Hortonville

Hortonville

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    Level of service has remained consistent but we are cutting in other areas.

How does the levy limit impact your community's budgeting practices and finances, eg, your a...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

City of Kewaunee

Kewaunee

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    A new report issued by the Public Policy Forum clearly shows that Wisconsin is more dependent upon property taxes than any other Midwestern states. In my opinion, this fact put...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Village of Kingston

Kingston

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  Village provides garbage collection at a cost of $32,000 per year which is a large portion of our budget. If we charge for garbage collection then we need to decrease our shared revenue.....

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Village of Marshall

Marshall

How does the levy limit impact your community's services? Overall from 2012-2018 Marshall has average 0.43% in net new construction. Because of this the Village has had to continually develop the model of doing more with less. We have had to cont...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Village of Merton

Merton

How does the levy limit impact your community's budgeting practices and finances, eg, your amount of borrowing?     We are not going to be able to keep up with road repairs in the future. Road construction costs and going up and the new ...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Village of Monticello

Monticello

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    Had a successful levy increase with passing of referendum - $218,000/year for next five years. (Above budget number includes this increase.) Only way to keep employees...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Village of Nashotah

Nashotah

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  Limits our ability to pass on increases from vendors for products and services, limits ability to perform road maintenance.

How does the levy limit impact your community's budgeting practi...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 27, 2019

North Shore Fire Dept.

North Shore Fire truck

North Shore Fire Department Communities Impacted by ERP

A common theme when discussing how to manage costs in provision of local government services is through shared services and consolidations. The North Shore Fire Department has been a leader in the Sta...

North Shore Fire Dept. Impacted by Levy Limits

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Village of Oostburg

Oostburg

2018 Net New Construction - 5.12%

Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 13, 2019

City of Osseo

Osseo

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  We have had to limit the amount of cold mix we put on our streets and our street sweeping is minimal. Animal complaints are on the rise do to feral cats and other animals that we have bee...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Village of Palmyra

Palmyra

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  We have a difficult time trying to improve services and still stay within our budget. If one department's budget goes up money must be taken from other areas of the Village budget to stay...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Village of Plover

Plover

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  Are forced to apply what little is received due to growth due to new construction to fund annual cost-of-service increases in existing programs. Nothing is available to increase in servic...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Village of Pound

Pound

How does the levy limit impact your community's services? We can't offer services that we would like to due to lack of funds.

How does the levy limit impact your community's budgeting practices and finances, eg, your amount of borrowing? ...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Village of Rib Lake

Rib Lake

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  Due to expenses rising in cost but with little or no increase in levy, we can barely maintain what we have and not pursue any new opportunities for improvements to the village. If we want...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Village of Rosholt

Rosholt

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    We haven't been able to consider hiring a building/inspector/zoning administrator. 1/2 as much being appropriated towards future street projects.

How does the levy limit impact ...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Village of Sharon

Sharon

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    This past year, we were not able to fill a full time police officer position because of financial reasons. Additionally we haven't been able to replace equipment in ou...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Village of Shiocton

Shiocton

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?  Since the freeze on levy limits our Village has had to take out loans to replace equipment and repair streets. Our streets are getting worse and the patching is not going to hold much lon...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Village of Valders

Valders

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?   We have managed to not have to much impact on our services. But everything else gets cut. Equipment replacement pushed out 5 to 7 years more, which results in higher equipment m...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

City of Washburn

Washburn

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    Limitations on staff - FTE's have been decreasing over the years. Strain on capital equipment purchases that do not have a long life that we do not want to borrow for ...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 7, 2019

City of Waupaca

Waupaca

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    We have not cut any services at this time. 

How does the levy limit impact your community's budgeting practices and finances, eg, your amount of borrowing?&...

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Impacts of Levy Limits
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Village of West Salem

West Salem

How does the levy limit impact your community's services?    West Salem had always prided itself on being one of only two municipalities in the State of Wisconsin without any general obligation debt. West Salem has always been frugal wit...

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Impacts of Levy Limits