By Paul Schmitt
The half-percent county sales tax in Kewaunee County that was implemented earlier this year is on target to raise the projected revenue it was designed to garner. Kewaunee County Board Chair Bob Weidner shares how much money the sales tax is expected to bring in this year.
Weidner says the debt load for Kewaunee County is between 13 and 14 million dollars but is manageable being that the allowable debt load is up to $80 million. The county is receiving reimbursement from the closed Dominion Power Plant for the lost revenue which will eventually go away causing another hole in the budget, according to Weidner. He adds that future expenditures for the county include a possible new jail construction.