By Paul Schmitt
A $77 million budget for 2018 was passed by Door County Board on Tuesday. The vote passed by a 17-4 margin. Administrator Ken Pabich says the budget was business as usual with only a few major additions.
Pabich says that next year’s budget reflects a tax rate increase that is lower than last year’s 3.5 percent. No public comments were made during the open hearing held prior to the board meeting, according to Pabich. He credits the Door County Finance Director Mark Janiak and the county’s department heads in keeping the total spending for next year $1 million below the levy limit set by the state.