Falls City Council confirms tax rate

by Jeff Pederson Sheboygan Falls News Editor

The Sheboygan Falls Common Council approved the city’s 2016 tax rate, during a semimonthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Sheboygan Falls Municipal Building.

The 2016 city tax rate is $6.11 per thousand of assessed valuation, which is a one cent or a .03 percent drop from 2015 when the rate was $6.12 per thousand of assessed valuation.

The 2016 gross tax rate for city of Sheboygan Falls residents, which includes the state, county, city, school and LTC tax rates, is $22.47 per thousand of assessment valuation, which is up .52 percent from 2015 when it was $22.36 per thousand.

The 2016 net tax rate, including the state school credit, is $20.74 per thousand of assessed valuation, down .44 percent from 2015, when it was $20.83 per thousand.

The 2016 overall equalized rate tax, which also includes the lottery credit, first dollar credit and assessment ratio, is .21 cents per thousand of assessed valuation, down from .22 cents in 2015.

The council also approved the city’s 2015 BID tax rate of $1.45 per thousand.

Finance and Personnel Committee Chairman Randy Messner said the BID taxes will generate $19,900 to assist Sheboygan Falls Chamber-Main Street with the promotion of the downtown business district in the coming year.

The council also approved the appointment of Mike Kennedy to a three-year term on the Sheboygan Falls BID Board.

Kennedy replaces Joe Richardson III, who has retired from the board.

The council also backed the renewal of Ed Evanoff to a threeyear term on the BID Board.

A original alcohol beverage retail license Class B combo application was approved for The Village at 170, formerly Range Line Inn.

Before the motion was approved, Sheboygan Falls Police Chief Steve Riffel inquired whether the city would require fencing for outdoor areas where alcohol is served.

“This license covers the dining room, as well as a patio area on the property,” Riffel said. “I would hope that the city would treat this as it has in the past for other similar outdoor areas at Legend Larry’s and Falls Tap in regard to fencing around the area.”

Meyer said the city would require fencing for outdoor patio areas where alcohol is served at The Village at 170.

The council also endorsed an original alcohol beverage retail license Class B combo reserve application for Falls Cafe.

“I want the council to know that we now have two reserve licenses left and by approving this, we would be down to one license,” Meyer said. “I want to make sure we are considering what is happening in the city, not just today, but tomorrow as well in regard to these licenses.

“I would like to invite the property owner to a future committee meeting to further discuss his intentions for this license,” he said.

The council also approved an operator license application for Seth A. Walls.

During the notice of nomination for the spring election on April 5, 2016, City Clerk-Treasurer Joel Tauschek informed the council of which candidates have taken out nomination papers.

“Today was the first day that candidates could take out nomination papers and so far Mayor Randy Meyer has taken out papers for mayor, Dave Specht has taken out papers for municipal court judge, Alderwoman Dawn Beimel has taken out nomination papers in the 3rd District, while 2nd District Alderman Randy Messner has taken out non-candidacy papers.”

The seat currently held by 1st District Alderman Terry Van Engen is also up for election next spring.

Nomination papers for all seats must be filed with the city clerk’s office no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

The next Sheboygan Falls Common Council meeting will take place Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at the Sheboygan Falls Municipal Building.

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