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City budget hearing Nov. 18

The city of Weyauwega’s General Fund expenditures are down 0.25 percent in its proposed 2014 budget.

The public hearing on next year’s city budget will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the lower level meeting room of the Weyauwega Public Library.

The hearing is open to the public.

The preliminary budget includes General Fund expenditures of $1.755 million, down from the approved 2013 budget of $1.759 million.

A general property tax levy of $749,568 is being proposed to support next year’s budget, down .63 percent from the 2013 general property tax levy of $744,860.

The amount of State Shared Revenue the city will receive in 2014 is down 0.04 percent.

The city will receive $510,966 in 2014, compared to the $511,187 it received this year.

The proposed city budget includes a recommendation of a 3 percent cost-of-living raise for City Hall clerical employees and between a 3 and 5 percent raise for City Administrator Patrick Wetzel.

It also includes approval of the 2014 Proposed Wage Structure of Public Works/Utility employees and a recommendation to increase part-time police officer hours to 1,500 and to increase the part-time officer hourly wage to $15.

In addition, the budget proposal includes the recommendation of a 3 percent cost-of-living increase for the patrol officer and sergeant positions and to increase Police Chief Gerald Poltrock’s wage to 100 percent of the identified annual salary amount in his contract.

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