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County budget sails toward approval

Proposal includes slight decrease in tax levy By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Racine County Board is expected to act next week on a 2012 budget that includes a modest decrease in the property tax levy. County Executive James Ladwig unveiled his proposed $142.5 million budget three weeks ago. It includes […]

Waterford

Two hunters rescued from drainage canal

Racine County authorities rescued two hunters from the Wind Lake drainage canal near Waterford Friday morning after their boat started to take on water and one of them became stuck in the mud. Here is the text of a press release issued by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department regarding the […]

Union Grove

Village Board looks at charging Chamber rent

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Faced with ongoing budget constraints, Union Grove officials are contemplating a proposal to charge the local Chamber of Commerce organization a rental fee to use village facilities. The Village Board’s Administration/Finance Committee discussed the issue Tuesday, but took no action. The Greater Union Grove Area Chamber […]

Waterford

Rochester Board approves Village Hall plans

Zoning changes needed to build separate structure By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer The Rochester Village Board Oct. 27 approved plans to construct a new village hall near the Rochester Library. The plan, commissioned by Anderson-Ashton Inc., was one of six presented to the board for review and approval. All the […]

Burlington

Board makes tax levy official

It includes a surplus to offset future aid decreases By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It was all but a formality Tuesday evening – the real drama having occurred a night earlier in the Burlington High School gymnasium. The Burlington Area School District Board of Education for the second time approved […]