Dodge County Officials Still Piecing Together 2022 Budget

(Juneau) Dodge County officials are still piecing together the 2022 budget. The county board’s Executive Committee heard a status update on the proposed document Monday. County Administrator Jim Mielke says they do not have a complete budget document as of yet and it is still a work in progress. He says the goal is to have it sent out to print next week and have it in the hands of county board members by October 19th.  

The proposed levy limit would see no change from last year, as it’s currently constructed. That is because the county plans on removing the debt service from 2021, which would have a net neutral effect on the levy. Mielke says the county is trying to utilize the amount of the levy increase allowable by the state. He adds that the levy is also being built without having the fund balance applied. 

Mielke says work on the budget has gone well thus far. He notes that the process has gone smoothly with great cooperation from county department heads. 

Mielke says a public hearing on the budget is scheduled for November 2nd with county officials meeting a week later to go over the numbers. Final budget adoption is slated for the county board’s November meeting.