Friday, November 30, 2012
An extra $525,000 was also inserted into 2013 budget for the Bridge Lane Ravine Footbridge project, brining the village's total budget for the bridge to $1.6 million.
Fox Point taxpayers are going to see a bump in the village portion of their property tax bills next month. The Village Board Thursday approved a $6.9 million budget for 2013 by a 6-1 vote, with Trustee Douglas H. Frazer casting the lone "no" vote. The $6.93 million budget for 2013 is up 1.7 percent from last year's $6.82 million budget. The board also voted to increase the property tax levy to $6.99 million, up 0.5 percent from last year's $6.95 million levy. But Frazer said increasing the levy to cover expenditures that aren't in the budget isn't the right move. Rather than raising taxes for expenses that aren't budgeted, he would have preferred a lower levy. "I think we missed an opportunity because we have the ability to adopt and …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The IRS offers online tools and filing extensions for those taxpayers feeling the pressure. Did you already pay? Tell us what you did with your refund!
It's that dreaded word: taxes. And now it's coming at you with an extra dose of dread: deadline. That's right, the deadline for taxpayers to file their income taxes is Tuesday. Luckily, the Interal Revenue Service has a number of online tools taxpayers can use to make filing easier. For those taxpayers that can't get it done on time, there's always the option of filing for an extension. And then there's those early birds that filed their taxes in February and have an expensive new purchase to prove it. Upload the photos of your new gadgets to this article, or tell us what you bought with your refund in the comments. Know about an important deadline coming up? Tell us in the comments, or email email@example.com. You can also post …
Milwaukee mayor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett welcomed another endorsement, from U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, in his campaign to unseat Gov. Scott Walker. In other news, see details on the latest poll on the Democratic primary.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett picked up another endorsement Monday, from U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee), in his push to grab the Democratic nod and unseat Gov. Scott Walker in June's recall election. Voters are a little more than three weeks away from tapping Walker's Democratic challenger, and Barrett was on the campaign trail in Milwaukee touting how his administration would end Wisconsin's political civil war and restore collective bargaining and tax fairness, while fielding the endorsement from Moore. Barrett will square off against former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and Secretary of State Doug La Follette in a Democratic primary May 8. The winner will take on Walker on June 5. Barrett …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ayers will design a brand new bridge in accordance with specifications from Village President Michael West, however, construction will not begin just yet.
Fox Point Village Board members voted Tuesday to have consultant Ayers Associates design a brand new bridge to replace the old Bridge Lane Ravine Footbridge in accordance with specifications laid out by President Michael West. "Don’t forget, we are not committed to building a bridge," West said. Tuesday's decision does not tie the board to constructing anything that the consultant, Ayers Associates, creates. However, it does set the board on that path, as they utilize the allocated $37,773 contract with Ayers to plan a replacement bridge rather than repair or removal. Trustee Beverly Bell suggested modifying West's proposal to request Ayers also look into repair options, but other trustees voted it down. "If we take your motion, it is …
Monday, April 9, 2012
It's full-on prom season, and Patch wants to know which places are the best when it comes time to look for prom dresses, tuxedos and suits. Vote in our poll, rate and review stores, and leave comments.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Prom means fancy clothes, girls dressed bright as butterflies, and guys looking for ways to make their tux stand out in a crowd. If you're looking for prom attire, where do you turn? Tell us your favorite spots between along the North Shore and up to Port Washington by voting in the poll, leaving comments below, and by rating and reviewing local businesses on their Patch directory pages. Voting begins at 5 a.m. Monday and is open until 9 a.m. Friday. The winner of the Readers' Choice competition for the best place to buy a prom dress, rent a tux or buy a suit will be decided by Patch editors, based on poll votes, ratings and reviews, and by comments on this story. Prom dresses Tuxedos/Suits
Friday, December 30, 2011
Online payments can be made as well, for a fee.
Property owners have until Jan. 31 to make whole, or partial, payments on their 2011 property taxes. However, if you're looking for a deduction on your 2011 income taxes, those payments must be in by the end of the day today. Fox Point residents can make payments at Village Hall, however they closed at noon today. Payments can still be left in the locked, tan-colored box in the Village Hall parking lot. You need to include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of the receipt. For Bayside residents, Village Hall is closed today, however residents can still make their payment at M&I Bank, 8740 N. Port Washington Rd. Payments for residents in either village can also be made via credit card through the Official Payments Corporation…
Saturday, December 24, 2011
More recycling means lower cost of village services.
The more the village recycles, the more money the village saves. While the price of recycling goods has been significantly lower due to multiple economic factors, the village still receives a small stipend for all the goods that are recycled. As the price of recyclables, like aluminum and glass, begin to rise in the future, the village will reap the rewards and can put that money towards other priorities. This money is used to lower the cost of services for and helps the village provide more services without having to increase expenses for residents. Another big way recycling helps the village save money is through lower tipping fees for garbage. When residents recycle items instead of throwing them in the garbage, they help to offset the…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The levy has gone up 0.22 percent or $36,433.75.
The 2011 tax levy for all of the taxing jurisdictions in Bayside is $16,828,262.06, which represents an increase from 2010 of 0.22 percent, or $36,433.75. This includes the voter approved referendum for the Nicolet School District. The overall increase in the levy for the Nicolet School District for Bayside is $193,363. As you know, Bayside has three separate taxing areas, based on school district and county: In total dollars, the property tax levy decreased in Bayside for the Fox Point-Bayside ($180,488) and Maple Dale-Indian Hill ($109,001) School Districts, MATC ($4,288), and the State of Wisconsin ($1,879). The property tax levy for the village remained the same. The tax levies for MMSD ($27,225), Nicolet School District ($193,363…
Saturday, December 3, 2011
An owner of a $250,000 house can expect to pay an extra $32 next year.
With an audience of only one resident at the special public meeting, the Fox Point Village Board Wednesday approved a $6.8 million budget for 2012 that's up by 0.19 percent from 2011. The village also approved the $6.95 million tax levy, up 2.22 percent over last year. This breaks down to a tax rate of $6.55 per $1,000 of assessed value, which is up from $6.42 one year ago. An owner of a $250,000 house can expect a $32 increase on the tax bill, bringing the total to roughly $1,637. In addition to the levy, sewer rates are going up. A typical resident will see the quarterly sewer bill go from $84.30 to $87.81, about 4 percent. While the meeting was open to the public, only one resident showed up to voice his concerns about the overall tax …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Dramatic shift is due to decline in property values in Glendale, which is paying less this year.
Residents in Fox Point, Bayside and River Hills will pay a larger share of Nicolet School District property taxes this year, while those living in Glendale will pay less, new figures show. The shift is due to the decline in property values in Glendale, which saw an 8.9 percent drop in total value this year, said Jeff Dellutri, Nicolet's director of business services. Bayside also saw a decline in property values — about 1.8 percent. However, Fox Point's overall value rose 1.8 percent and River Hills' value went up 0.4 percent. Last year, Glendale property owners paid $7.49 million in taxes to Nicolet — 46.2 percent of all taxes collected by the district. This year, Glendale property owners will pay $7.48 million, or 43.8 percent of the …