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8/25/2011 7:00:00 PM
Dodgeville looking for budget input

With the prospects of a tight budget in 2012 the Dodgeville City Council will be holding a public listening session on Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. at city hall.
Mayor Jim McCaulley said with cuts in shared revenue from the state, ongoing litigation with Lands' End and smaller growth in the city, some services might need to be cut.
"We really would like public input from the taxpayers of Dodgeville," said McCaulley.
In a memo to city staff, the city council finance committee said they are attempting to create a responsible budget for 2012, especially with the weakness in our economy. We are striving to have a budget that will balance taxpayer concerns with an acceptable level of services.
The committee said the goal is a 5% reduction on department budgets and they will not allow retention to be used to attain the 5% reduction.
The committee asked department heads to describe how the 5% or 10% reduction the budget will affect services.
"Keep in mind, this is not a punishment. Your involvement, resourcefulness, and ingenuity will be the key to the success of this strategy," the memo stated.
McCaulley said the city council is looking forward to hearing ideas from the public.

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