Oak Creek's 2012 Budget To Be Finalized Monday
Proposal doesn't raise property tax levy thanks to changes in employee compensation.
The Oak Creek Common Council tonight is scheduled to adopt the city's 2012 budget.
The proposal holds the property tax levy steady thanks in large part to big changes to employee compensation. Employees are paying more for their health insurance, which was a change approved by the council, and also saw their pension costs rise under the controversial Act 10 bill approved by the state Legislature.
Also in the budget is a proposal to eliminate a fee to use the city's recycling yard, which would also mean a reduction in the yard's hours.
The budget also allocates $1 million toward the lakefront redevelopment project.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 8640 S. Howell Ave., and affords residents an opportunity to give their input. The meeting, like all council meetings, will be broadcast on cable channels 25 and 99.