Former alderman John Lodl told the Sturgeon Bay Common Council not to assume the empty seats at Tuesday's budget hearing mean city taxpayers approve of the 2014 budget.
Only former city alderman John Lodl appeared at the public hearing for Sturgeon Bay's 2014 budget Tuesday, expressing his disapproval of a budget he said automatically grows each year. After Lodl's brief remarks, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council unanimously adopted a budget and tax levy of $5,914,072 for the city of Sturgeon Bay. The city tax rate is an estimated rise of less than one-half of 1 percent for next year.
A city homeowner with a $100,000 residence would see an increase of $3.39 at a rate of $7.65 per $1,000 of equalized value. But Lodl said any increase is too much.
Aldermen Bob ...