Waupun Common Council Given Update On 2020 Budget

(Waupun) The Waupun Common Council heard an update Tuesday night on the 2020 budget. While no numbers were unveiled, City Administrator Kathy Schlieve used the opportunity to outline strategic priorities heading into next year which include quality of place, a well-maintained infrastructure, a healthy and sustainable community, economic vitality and high-performance government. Schlieve also highlighted searching out opportunities to streamline operations and reduce administrative burdens. The Public Works budget will focus on implementing a strategy to address water quality plan and mandates. They also are looking to develop an energy efficiency plan and identify possible funding sources to support energy cost savings across the city’s facilities. Needs identified by the Waupun Fire Department include continued work on the fire district consolidation and examining regional opportunities to ensure sustainability of the city’s fire and emergency services. The Waupun Police Department goals include further work on succession plans in preparation for future retirements. Final budget adaption is slated for November 12.