(Mayville) The Mayville Common Council adopted the 2021 budget Monday night. The document calls for roughly $10.9-million-dollars in total expenditures with a tax levy of just under $2.7-million, nearly identical to the figure approved last year. The mill rate of $8.29 cents per thousand-dollars of assessed value is a two-cent decrease from the number homeowners saw a year ago.
Mayor Rob Boelk says this was the most difficult budget process he has ever been through, citing uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. He says Mayville did lose out on state revenue from the expenditure restraint program, leading city officials to believe there may be a tax increase for citizens at the start of the budget process which ended up not happening.
Boelk says costs associated with the landfill saw the most cutbacks in 2021. He says the city decided to take a year off from funding any landfill liability attorney costs. Boelk thanked the hard work of city staff in helping put together the 2021 budget.