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County Considers Fiscal Sustainability Plan for Parks

The Public Works Committee is set to review the first draft of a Fiscal Sustainability Plan for Washington County Parks at its April 26th meeting. The plan was named a goal of the Washington County Board of Supervisors earlier this week at its annual strategic planning meeting. The goals set by the County Board indicate the items of the highest importance to the County.


New Administrator Appointed for Samaritan Health Campus

Washington County today announced the appointment of Mari Beth Borek to the position of Samaritan Campus Administrator effective March 30th, 2017.


Board and Committee Interest Form Available

 

Any Washington County citizen looking to get involved on a Board or Committee for the County can express their interest by filling out the "Board and Committee Interest Form."

Board and Committee Interest Form (pdf)




2017 Full Service Clean Sweep

2017 Full Service Clean Sweep
 
May 6th  (Saturday - 8 am - Noon)

Washington County Sling Highway Shop
 
 314 West Washington St., (175)

Slinger, WI 53086

The Full Service Clean Sweep is an opportunity for 
Washington County residents to properly dispose or recycle unwanted
Hazardous Waste, Electronics, TV's and Large Household Appliances 
Pharmaceutical Medication and Used Tires.

There is a $30.00/Vehicle Pre-Registration Fee charged for disposal of Hazardous Waste, Electronics, TVs and Large Appliances. Pharmaceutical Medication Collection is FREE of Charge.
Disposal Fees Apply for Tires. 

www.co.washington.wi.us/cleansweep




Washington County Strategic Priorities Now Available

The Washington County Board recently approved Strategic Priorities for the Quality of Life of the Citizens of Washington County.


2017 Adopted Budget

On November 3rd meeting, the Washington County Board adopted the 2017 capital and operating budget.

The 2017 budget not only maintains the tax rate, but actually reduces it for the fourth consecutive year despite the proposed $1,203,917 tax levy increase. The County's property tax rate will decline from $2.6019 per $1,000 in 2016 to $2.5776 per $1,000 in 2017 - the lowest County tax rate in nearly a half century. Property owners can determine the impact of the proposed budget by multiplying their assessed property or home value (in thousands) by the tax rate. The table below shows the calculation for several home value scenarios.

"This budget is really exciting for me," said County Administrator Joshua Schoemann. "It represents the beginning of some things that I've wanted to do since becoming administrator here two budgets ago: more transparently articulate the policy decisions within the budget to the public and use County priorities to make funding decisions."

The budget document now includes an expanded budget message, more information about County priorities and expanded information about department budgets that highlights personnel changes, things that were not previously provided as part of the public budget document.

Read more in the 2017 budget message.