Village of Sussex Raises Tax Levy in 2012, Public Hearing Announced
With the 2012 village budget complete, Sussex announces a public hearing slated for next Tuesday where residents can get one final word in.
Sussex is proposing to raise the tax levy nearly $200,000 in 2012, meaning a big impact on homeowners in the village.
The increase would equal a $47.45 increase in taxes for the owner of a $290,000 home.
The village also added several more items totaling almost $64,000 of the levy, including money for more senior recreation programs, weed control in neighborhood islands and a Parks and Recreation brochure that will be mailed to neighboring communities.
The proposed levy in 2012 is $5.3 million, a 3.72 percent increase over last year.
However, although the village increased the levy, Village Administrator Jeremy Smith says he expects the overall budget to reduce taxes by almost $20. Taxes collected by the Hamilton School District are slated to decrease by almost four percent, meaning it would cover the village’s increase.
The complete budget can be found on the village website.