8/8/17 – The Beaver Dam Administrative Committee began preliminary budget discussions last night. City Treasurer John Somers asked for direction in providing budgetary guidelines for department heads. One item that was discussed was a potential wage increase for non-represented city employees that would mirror the contract for the Police Department that runs through 2018. That contract includes a two-percent increase plus another one percent increase beginning in October. Also, the city’s equalized value could see a potential change. Somers says the preliminary numbers show an increase of five percent for Beaver Dam. Final budget adoption is expected on the third Monday in November.