… we have a small favor to ask. Thousands of people have placed their trust in the Racine County Eye’s high-impact journalism because we focus on solutions-based journalism.

With no shareholders or billionaire owners, we can provide trustworthy journalism that focuses on helping readers.

Unlike many others, Racine County Eye’s journalism is available for everyone to read, regardless of what they can afford to pay. We do this because we believe in information equality. Greater numbers of people can keep track of events, understand their impact on people and communities, and become inspired to take meaningful action.

If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers our journalism and sustains our future. Support the Racine County Eye from as little as $5 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Sturtevant residents will pay the same amount in property taxes in 2015 as they did in 2014.

Trustees Tuesday night approved the coming year’s budget with a 5-1 vote; board member Jayme Hoffman dissented, and Gary Johnson was absent.

Property owners will pay $8.56 per $1,000 in assessed value, a cent less than they paid in 2014. Village Administrator/Clerk Mary Cole said because assessments are up in the village, the mill rate will remain stable instead of going up the two cents she originally calculated.

The new budget also includes an amendment that transfers $5,000 from the fireworks contingency fund to parks for maintenance, and Hoffman said that is why he voted against the budget.

“I feel like it’s unfair to tell the fireworks committee to keep working as they always have and then take $5,000 away,” he said. “I think this kind of move should have been done prior to the referendum during our budget meetings.”

On election night, citizens rejected a referendum to increase taxes for five years to help pay for the fireworks and village parks, trustees were divided over how to move forward.

After a lengthy discussion at the Nov. 12 committee meeting, trustees agreed that the fireworks planning and fundraising would continue as usual. Board member Chris Larsen, though, said residents voted to keep tax money out of the fireworks and introduced the budget amendment that moved $5,000 from fireworks to parks.

 

Advertising disclosure
To support our site and content, we work with partners to present valuable offers to help you save, earn, and get ahead. We may be compensated for the purchase of goods and services made through the links in this offer program.
Offers for you
Curated offers for our readers
advertiser disclosure
CodeMonkey
Coding for kids! Introducing programming games for the next generation. Get your kids coding today.
Start with a free trial.
Start with a free trial.

Get your students coding in no time!

CodeMonkey is a fun and educational game-based environment where kids learn to code without any prior experience. After completing CodeMonkey's award-winning coding courses, kids will be able to navigate through the programming world with a sense of confidence and accomplishment.

Kids will love learning to code with CodeMonkey

  • Ready to Go Courses. With CodeMonkey’s teacher kit and support team, anyone can teach the basics of computer science.
  • Real Coding Languages. CodeMonkey's courses teach text-based coding so students learn to program like a real developer.
  • Game-Based Learning. Kids learn coding in an engaging and rewarding environment that utilizes gaming elements.

Free Trial - Enjoy a full-blown gaming experience that will teach your kids to code!