Tuesday, November 13, 2012
If your home value dropped about the same as everyone else, you probably won't see much of an increase on the village portion of your tax bill.
While taxes will remain relatively flat and spending will only see a slight bump in 2013, the tax rate will increase on the village portion of the 2013 tax bill. But because the overall property valuages in the village decreased and individual housing assessment dropped an average of 15 percent, homeowners should see little impact on their tax bills. The mill rate for the village’s general fund increased by $0.88 per $1,000 assessed value to $5.61 per $1,000, or just over 18.5 percent. This means a home valued at $250,000 in 2011 paid $1,182 on the village portion of their tax bill. However, that same home in 2012 would have lost value and would be worth $212,500. And, at the new tax rate, the homeowner would pay $1,192, a difference of …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mark Janiuk, the new village administrator, put together his first preliminary budget for the village. He blasted the water and sewer utility for asking the village for more money when it should be supported by user rates.
Ratepayers could see their fees increase next year to help fund projects in the village's sewer utility district. Caledonia's 2013 preliminary budget focuses on keeping village services at status quo with a tax levy increase of less than 1 percent — but Village administrator Mark Janiuk strongly opposed a request from the sewer and water utility department for more tax money, which could mean extra charges for individual users. Janiuk presented his first budget to the Village Board on Monday night, and called for an outside review of the utility department to "see what options the village has in regards to these services," after the department asked for a levy increase from the village. Janiuk also chastised utility officials for not …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
We know you are busy, but here are five things that will help keep you in the loop about what's going on in your community.
The Horlick Rebels lost to Franklin 19 to 28. This week the Rebels will face the Case Eagles at 7 p.m. on Friday at Hammes Field, 7345 Washington Ave. 2. The Village Board will discuss the proposed 2013 budget at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 and at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the East Side Community Center, 6156 Douglas Ave. 3. The Caledonia Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the East Side Community Center, 6156 Douglas Ave. To see the entire document, the full agenda was uploaded in the photo gallery. Here are a few items on the agenda: 4. School notes: 5. Events: