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Sturtevant trustees Tuesday are expected to approve a resolution opposing a budget proposal that would move property assessments to the county.

Gov. Scott Walker proposed the change as part of his 2015-2017 budget, and county and Mount Pleasant officials have already put their opposition on record.

Under the governor’s proposal, municipalities with less than 39,000 residents would give property assessment duties to the county, a story from jsonline.com reads. Essentially, every community in Racine County, with the exception of the City of Racine, would lose control of assessing properties in their municipalities.

“This is a bad idea because it puts too much distance between residents and their government,” Village President Steve Jansen said last week.

Trustee Chris Larsen agreed.

“This is a direct attack on local control,” he stated.

The Village Board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Village Hall 2801 89th Street. Call (262) 886-7200.


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