Most of the difference between this year's $103 million budget and the proposed 2006 $133 million budget is in one-time capital improvement expenses, Finance Director Greg Peters told the board at a public budget hearing Monday night.
The village's portion of the property tax levy will not increase, although it will pass on an increase from the library attributed to staying open Sundays, removal of rental fees, and anticipated higher natural gas costs.
President David Pope asked citizens to send him and the board input on the budget before Nov. 21, when it's scheduled for approval.
Monday night, District 97 board member Sharon Patchak-Layman asked why the Joint Review Board had not met yet in accordance with state law. Peters said they were waiting for a compliance audit and that the village received an extension. He expected to receive the audit this week or next.