(Juneau) The Dodge County Board approved their five-year expenditure plan Tuesday night. The Capital Improvements Plan, or CIP, totals just under $16.5-million dollars in 2020, $15.1-million in 2021, $20.9-million in 2022 and $12-million dollars in 2013. A variety of Highway Department projects are on the docket for next year. $2.1-million dollars would go towards reconstructing a stretch of County Highway M. County tax levy, sales tax and the fund balance will be utilized to cover costs. The highway shop in Reeseville would be replaced for $3.7-million dollars to be paid with funds from the county tax levy, fund balance and internal borrowing. Finance Committee Chairman David Frohling noted that the county is not looking at any new outside borrowing for the 2020 budget. $940,000 would also be borrowed internally to cover remodeling the basement of the old jail into a storage and equipment garage for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office. Any purchasing items above $50,000 still requires county board approval.
Listen to the county board meeting here: