By Paul Schmitt
As local municipalities are putting their numbers together to form the budget for the upcoming year, Door County is looking at a rosier picture, according to County Administrator Ken Pabich. Pabich says this summer’s tourism has been strong and the sales tax numbers are up this year in Door County. He explains the budgeting process the board is working through now.
Pabich says the biggest challenge facing Door County is the tax levy limits set by the state of Wisconsin. He expects the imposed levies to become a larger issue in the future for Door County. Pabich adds that he realizes that the state wants municipalities to act fiscally responsible, but with levy limits for ten plus years, it makes it difficult for the county to operate efficiently with all the budget cuts.