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Village Board Preview: Sewers, Budget Hearing and Parking Lot Events Pad

Trustees will also consider two possible referendum items about the size of the Milwaukee County Board.

A public hearing will be held on next year's proposed village budget at the Village Board meeting Monday night.

The nearly $14 million budget includes a levy increase of $262,193, a 2.56 percent over last year's levy. The tax rate would increase from $5.18 to $5.31, which would increase a $400,000 homeowner's tax bill by $52 to $2,124 this year.

The budget for major road or sewer projects, while using $775,000 of reserve funds, including $589,000 for a and $150,000 for an .

The Village Board meeting will begin at 6 p.m., but the budget hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m.


Also on the Village Board's agenda Monday night:

  • The Whitefish Bay Village Board will discuss outlined in Donohue and Associates’ sewer report presented at the Nov. 7 meeting. Once the board decides on a level of protection, village staff can begin the research necessary to determine if that level of protection is feasible, as there may be physical limitations that prevent an ultimate build-out of the system. If the level of protection is feasible, the village will begin to define the price tag of the project and how it will be paid for.
  • The Village Board will also contemplate a possible advisory referendum on the spring ballot: one of which asks whether the Milwaukee County Board Supervisor position should be full-time or part-time, and the other asking whether the board should be reduced from 18 supervisors to nine. County Board Chairman Lee Holloway said in a memo to other supervisors that he will not refer the resolutions to the County Board, so Milwaukee County communities – such as Greenfield and River Hills, among others – are considering these ballot items independently.
  • The Board will also consider approving a lease with Stein’s Just Plants to occupy an in the north Silver Spring parking lot, pending lease language approval by the village attorney. If the Village Board approves the roughly $54,500 events pad, village staff will begin negotiating a lease with Stein’s and draft a conditional use permit application to go before the Plan Commission in December. If the conditional use permit is granted, then the final lease will be presented to the Village Board for final approval.

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