(Brown County, Wis.) – Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach on Friday introduced his 2022 budget proposal, which continues to offer historic reductions in the property tax rate and the county’s outstanding debt.

“As Brown County continues to deal with challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this proposal features lower property tax rates, slashes outstanding debt, and invests in our infrastructure,” says Streckenbach. “I’m excited for the taxpayers of Brown County to see the true savings in this budget.”

The 2022 mill rate will decrease by 26 cents, from $3.98 to $3.72, which is the lowest rate since 1984. On a home valued at $200,000, this year’s equalized tax rate will drop by over $52 to $743.92. Since its inception in 2018, the Debt Reduction, Infrastructure, and Property Tax Relief Plan has enabled the Brown County mill rate to fall 84 cents.

By the end of 2022, Brown County will have paid off over $90 million in debt since Streckenbach took office.

“Brown County is able to advocate for resources to create investments in areas such as public safety, quality of life, and the health and well-being of our community because of the excellent fiscal decisions we have made,” says Streckenbach.

You can view Executive Streckenbach’s 2022 budget proposal online at: https://www.browncountywi.gov/government/county-executive/general-information/county-budget/. The entire Brown County Board of Supervisors will be holding its annual budget meeting on October 27th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Resch Expo.

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