(Brown County, Wis.) – Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach on Friday unveiled his 2023 budget proposal, which continues to offer historic reductions in the property tax rate and the county’s outstanding debt.

“Brown County remains focused on providing valuable services, investing wisely in our infrastructure, and maintaining a strong fiscal house,” says Streckenbach. “I’m proud to introduce this budget plan and the efforts of our more than 1,700 dedicated employees committed to providing a high level of public service to this great community.”

The 2023 mill rate will decrease by 41 cents, from $3.72 to $3.31, which is the 4th lowest mill rate on record and the lowest in a budget since 1984. On a home valued at $200,000, this year’s equalized tax rate will drop by over $81 to $662.84. Since its inception in 2018, the Debt Reduction, Infrastructure, and Property Tax Relief Plan has enabled the Brown County mill rate to fall $1.25.

By the end of 2023, Brown County will have paid off over $97 million in debt since Streckenbach took office.

“From investing in critical infrastructure to improving health and public safety and to helping improve access to youth literacy and natural resources, this budget plan helps make Brown County a great place to live, work, and play,” says Streckenbach.

You can view Executive Streckenbach’s 2023 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, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at the Resch Expo.

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