The Greendale Finance Committee approved a proposed 2013 budget to send to the board that included a 1.2 percent tax levy increase.
Committee members said on Monday that even though the tax levy increased 1.2 percent, from $9.1 to $9.2 million, residents would only see about 0.8% increase on their property tax bill.
Village Manger Todd Michaels said this is because the Village got slightly larger with new development, such as the Southridge Mall area, and the assessed value increased.
Assuming assessments stay the same, an average Greendale homeowner—with a property value of $201,272—would see their village taxes increase by $13.45, to $1,567.56 from $1,554.11, according to a memo from Village Manager Todd Michaels.
The 2013 proposed village budget of $13,938,024 is down one percent from 2012. said Village Manager Todd Michaels.
Members were also split between budgeting one or two cars for the Greendale Police Department.
The budget also includes $470,000 for road repair. All board members at the meeting were in agreement with this number, except for Trustee Carl Genz who called for a $70,000-$100,000 reduction.
The Village Board will approve the final budget on December 4 at Village Hall at 7 p.m.