By Tim Kowols
Potentially lost in the foray of the elections for President and members of state and federal legislatures in Kewaunee is a referendum raising the city’s tax levy. The Kewaunee Common Council approved the use of a referendum in the fall election to allow the city to increase the levy for the 2016 tax bill by a total of 16.76 percent, or $175,000 per year. Kewaunee Clerk Jamie Jackson explains what the referendum approval would mean to the city.
According to the city, the impact on property owners will be an increase of their tax bill by approximately $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value. Voters will decide on the measure November 8.