Village Of New Berlin Passes Zero Percent Tax Increase

By: Zachary Meseck

Village of New Berlin passes zero percent tax increase

NEW BERLIN – The Village of New Berlin recently passed its 2019-2020 budget with a zero percent increase in village taxes.

The Village of New Berlin Board Meeting took place on the night of April 9 in the Village Hall, wherein village officials passed a budget that included no increase in taxes.

According to the Village of New Berlin Clerk Treasurer Kelly Anderson, the tax rate remains $12.621 per thousand dollars, meaning $100,000 in taxable assets would cost an individual approximately $1262 in taxes.

Anderson said the budget proposal vote came after board members discussed the villages financial status and recently evaluated fiscal stress.

“We’re really proud to be able to say there will be no tax increase this year,” said Anderson. “The board has worked hard to keep taxes below the two percent increase allowed each year, and being able to stay at a zero percent increase is great.”

In the village's budget presentation, Anderson discussed the village’s appropriations and revenues, and distributed a budget report.

According to the budget report, $658,417.95 will be spent in a general fund covering things like insurance, department of public works salaries, and materials; $310,617.48 will be spent in the emergency medical services (EMS) fund covering ambulance repairs, fuel, and personnel costs; and $131,995 will be spent on the water fund for salaries, chemicals, and retirement costs.

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