The annual public hearing for next year’s Kewaunee County budget is scheduled for Tuesday evening (Oct. 15) during the monthly County Board meeting.

“The budget before you is a fiscally responsible budget,” County Administrator Scott Feldt said during his introductory remarks at last month’s board meeting. “It balances the county’s current needs with the needs of the future.”

The $22 million document funds current county operations; funds immediate needs such as vehicles, equipment, and building maintenance; funds continued planning of long-term capital projects such as the public safety facility and broadband; continues to reduce the county’s outstanding debt; sets money aside for upcoming needs such as a 911 system upgrade; and continues to monitor the county’s current and future staffing needs, Feldt said.

Feldt is expected to provide a more comprehensive review of the 291-page budget document at the hearing and County Board meeting, which begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the county Administration Center, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee.

The board’s annual meeting and final budget adoption are scheduled for Nov. 5.

To review the budget proposal, go to www.kewauneeco.org, click on “Minutes/Agendas/Budget,” and select Budget Book>2020>2020 Budget.