Are you or is someone you know a taxpayer in the towns of Delmar, Thorp, or Worden? If so, here’s fair notice: it’s budget season. As such, the respective townships will be having their annual …
Are you or is someone you know a taxpayer in the towns of Delmar, Thorp, or Worden?
If so, here’s fair notice: it’s budget season. As such, the respective townships will be having their annual budget hearings in the next couple of weeks. The fun kicks off November 16 with simultaneous public hearings at 8:00 p.m. at the Thorp and Delmar town halls, respectively. Worden’s budget hearing, meanwhile, is scheduled to take place November 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Worden town hall, located at the intersection of Koser and Eddy in Worden.
Shifting back to Thorp and Delmar, residents of Thorp can count the place to be November 16 as the T-intersection of Koser Avenue with Highway X between the cities of Thorp and Stanley, while Delmar residents can report to the intersection of 320th Street and 115th Avenue north of Boyd, where Delmar’s hall is located.
The annual public hearing is made pursuant to Chapter 60 of the state statutes, wherein the duties and privileges of town assemblies are laid out, specifically 60.10(a).
Among the many lines of Delmar’s proposed budget are included “General Property Taxes” proposed to total $75,189 from across the township, along with “Intergovernmental revenues” projected at $304,463. Other sources of town revenue in Delmar may include “Licenses and Permits” for a projected $3,150, “Public Charges for Services” at $12,750 total, and “Miscellaneous Revenue,” tagged as being a projected $2,000.
As to Delmar expenditures projected to be moving forward, “Public Works” (i.e. roads and culverts’) consumes the majority of township accounts payable, projected to be $236,500. Following Public Works” are expenses related to the “general government,” projected to total $61,599 in 2022.
After general government expenses comes “public safety,” projected to be $40,000 this upcoming year. With three additional and minor sums for “miscellaneous expense” of $1,450, an additional zero dollars for “capital outlay,” and $5,000 is held in reserve for contingencies, the Delmar budget will have its public input session November 16 at 8:00 p.m.
A similar procedure with slightly different numbers will take place at Thorp’s town hall the same night.