On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, City Administrator Darrell Hofland presented his recommendations to the Common Council for the 2018 City of Sheboygan budget. The proposed $121 million budget recommends no net increase in staffing levels and no change in service levels for 2018.
The budget reflects a $12.3 million increase over the 2017 budgeted amount (an 11 percent increase). Of the $12.3 million increase, $10.2 million is related to capital projects including Phase 1 renovation of City Hall.
To support the proposed 2018 budget, the City Administrator is recommending the Common Council increase the City’s assessed tax rate by 19 cents per $1,000 valuation. A $100,000 valued property would, as a result, pay an additional $19 in property taxes for city purposes.
Mr. Hofland presented his recommendations to the Common Council in a 477 page document. According to Mr. Hofland “It is critical that City Administration be as transparent as possible with the budget recommendations, no only for the benefit of the Common Council but also for Sheboygan taxpayers.” A concise 16 page document, Budget-In-Brief is also available to highlight the 2018 Executive Program Budget, by clicking here.
Printed copies of the 2018 Budget-in-Brief along with the complete (desk copy only) 2018 Executive Program Budget are also available at the City Clerk’s office and the Mead Public Library.
To view the digital version of the 2018 Executive Program Budget, please click here.