Updates from the November 16 Common Council Meeting:
The 2022 Budget was adopted unanimously by the Common Council. The proposed mil rate for the City is $6.27/$1000, which is a .32 decrease from the 2021 mil rate.
Some notable funding initiatives in this budget:
-support ongoing efforts of the Beautification Committee
-funding to begin collection of property taxes at City Hall (we will share more about this as information becomes available)
-support ongoing sustainability initiatives to enhance municipal services and facilities
-financial incentives to promote additional economic opportunities throughout the community
-support ongoing improvements to various parks and recreational facilities
-support the ongoing efforts of the Health Department to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response
-replacement of numerous pieces of equipment and vehicles that support our municipal services throughout the community
Read the Mayor’s budget address here: https://www.deperewi.gov/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item&id=6664
Link to the 2022 Budget document: https://www.deperewi.gov/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item&id=6630
City of De Pere Police Captain Jeremy Muraski has been promoted to Police Chief after an extensive search and interview process. The Mayor thanked Police Chief Derek Beiderwieden for his service to the City, who officially retires in December.
Final ward maps have been approved unanimously; the final map is attached. Although most residents won’t see a change to their district or polling place, all households in the City will receive a letter identifying their ward designation and polling location for 2022 and beyond. The only change to District 1 are to the small area of S. Adams, S. Washington and S. Winnebago (south of George Street only) that has been moved from District 1 to District 2.
The rest of the meeting agenda and the video can be found at the link below:
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Shana and Amy – representing De Pere – District 1