By Tim Kowols
Door County is closing in on approving its 2018 budget. The finance committee will meet October 17 to put final touches on the budget before it is published ahead of its expected date with the full Door County Board in November. Helping plan the budget has been the county’s increased sales tax revenue, which hit the $500,000-plus mark in a month for the first time since its institution in 2003. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says generating that kind of revenue from 0.5 percent tax helps in the planning process.
Pabich says the 2017 sales tax collection is on target to finish just above what it was projected to meet for the budget. A public hearing on the budget will take place in November.