2023 Proposed Budget

2023 Proposed General Government Budget
Posted on 10/10/2022
On October 10, Village staff presented the proposed 2023 General Government Budget to the Village Board, including proposed revenues and expenses for operating, capital, and debt service. The presentation reviewed the impact of the 2023 budget on the Village's tax levy. The budget proposes raising the tax levy from $14,252,940 in 2022 to $17,912,503 for 2023, an increase of $3,659,563. 

The levy change will have a small impact on the property tax bill. The Village tax adjustment is associated with the public safety referendum that a majority of Pleasant Prairie voters approved in April 2022, enabling Pleasant Prairie to hire the necessary staff to maintain quality public safety services in the future. The Village initially estimated the public safety referendum tax impact would be $42 for $100,000 of assessed property value; however, recent calculations reveal a lower amount of $26 for $100,000 of assessed property value. As a result, the median residential home in the Village valued at $322,500 ($237,200 in 2021) will translate to an estimated $83.22 increase in the Village portion of the tax bill.

The funds will cover Village services such as fire and rescue, police, community development, road improvements, and snow plowing. The proposed 2023 budget includes full-time positions for 12 firefighter paramedics and four police officers and inflationary increases across most departments. Proposed capital purchases include $2.5 million for road improvements, $15.5 for a new law enforcement facility, $9.2 million to construct Fire & Rescue Station #3, and $1.5 million for a replacement fire engine and an additional ambulance. Additional investments include upgrading the municipal phone system, designs for 93rd Street reconstruction between 63rd Avenue and 39th Avenues, an updated park and open space plan, frisbee golf course improvements at Pleasant Prairie Park, replacing shop hoists in the maintenance bays, fleet vehicle replacements, a new plow truck, and continuing Ash Tree replacement in right of ways.

A public hearing to adopt the 2023 General Government Budget and property tax levy, including operating, capital, and debt service, is planned for Monday, November 28, at 5:00 p.m., in the Village Hall Auditorium at 9915 39th Avenue.
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