Council Passes Budget

The Kenosha City Council approved Mayor John Antaramian’s 2017 budget Wednesday evening. Total expenditures are about $195 million, an 8 percent increase over last year, with operating costs of $78.3 million, up 2.2 percent. The $63.2 million tax levy is an increase of roughly 2.7 percent. The largest percentage increase comes in capital project funds, roughly $25.6 million for 2017. The money is used for improvements or acquisition of land, facilities and infrastructure. The tax rate has not yet been determined because city officials are still waiting on state credits. That information could be released early next week.

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