By Tim Kowols
An interim deal between the town of Carlton and Dominion Energy will give taxpayers some relief on their property tax bills as it relates to school funding. Officials from the town and the former power plant operators signed off on the deal in time for the Kewaunee School District to submit the updated property valuation to the Department of Public Instruction for state aid purposes. Kewaunee School District Superintendent Karen Treml says sorting out the difference between the $400 million and $15 million valuations should make a big impact.
Although the final number crunching is not finished, Treml expects taxes supporting the school district to still rise as it needs to pay Dominion Energy back for approximately $5.7 million due to overpayment.