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Village of Elk Mound approves $620,000 budget for 2013

By LeAnn R. Ralph

ELK MOUND — The Elk Mound Village Board has approved a general fund expense budget of $620,109 for 2013 and a sewer and water budget of $325,631.

The budgets were approved at the Elk Mound Village Board’s December 19 meeting following a public hearing.

No village residents attended the public hearing to speak about the budget.

The general fund budget for 2013 represents a decrease of 1.31 percent, compared to a budget of $628,315 for 2012.

The sewer and water budget for 2013 represents an increase of 17.42 percent, compared to a budget of $277,316 for 2012.

Sewer revenues for 2013 of $169,884 represent an increase of 11.12 percent, and water revenues of $41,267 for 2013 represent an increase of 7.99 percent.

Local property tax for the general fund budget for 2013 of $259,000 remains the same as it was in 2012.

State shared revenue of $234,898 for 2013 represents a .24 percent decrease over state shared revenue in 2012 of $235,473.

Other business

In other business, the Elk Mound Village Board:

• Learned that building permits had been issued to VLCL Properties for an additional manufactured home at the trailer park; for Tom Gilbert for an addition to Gilbert Gun Exchange; for George Hayducsko to remodel a house.

• Learned from Terry Stamm, public works director, that he is gathering information from the state Department of Natural Resources on variances for phosphorus and copper limits for the village’s wastewater treatment permit.

• Learned from Mike Tietz, acting police chief, that he has closed out one police department grant, has conducted an inventory, has upgraded the narrow band radio system, which was part of the 2012 budget, and that he is ready to move forward with the recruitment process for a new police chief and plans to advertise for the position after the holidays.

• Learned that there will be a retirement party for Jim Mrdutt, Dunn County Register of Deeds from Boyceville, and for Mary Erpenbach, Dunn County Treasurer from Elk Mound, at Dean and Sue’s Bar west of Menomonie on December 28 at 4:30 p.m.