The Village of Osceola Board held a Public Hearing on November 30th, 2020 regarding the proposed 2021 Village budget.  Village President Buberl opened the Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m.

Present:  Buberl, Deb Rose, Bob Schmidt, remotely Bruce Gilliland, Van Burch, Brad Lutz, and Joel West

Staff present:  Benjamin Krumenauer and Frances Duncanson

Others present:  Tyler Norberg of 101 2nd Ave and Jason Schulte of The Sun 

Norberg asked about changes in several line items on the budget and strategy.  Krumenauer responded about the purchase of a fire truck with the revenue and expense being a wash.  Buberl stated his opinion was to continue to  provide services, and to facilitate business growth by working with the Chamber.  Krumenauer stated the Village is starting to do a deeper analysis and keep taxes stable with everyone paying the same tax rate on what they are assessed as is required by statute.  

President Buberl closed the public hearing at 6:17 p.m.


NOVEMBER 30, 2020

The Village of Osceola Board met for a Special meeting on November 30, 2020.  Village President Jeromy Buberl called the meeting to order at 6:17 p.m. following the public hearing on the 2021 Village budget

Present:  Buberl, Deb Rose, Bob Schmidt, remotely Bruce Gilliland, Brad Lutz, Van Burch, and Joel West

Staff present:  Benjamin Krumenauer and Frances Duncanson

Others present:  Jason Schulte

Motion by Rose and seconded by Burch to approve the agenda with officially changing wording to employees, not employers

Ayes-6Nays-0Motion carried.

Public input and ideas (Limit 5 minutes per speaker) There were none.

Other business – discussion and possible action re:

Krumenauer commented the 2021 budget accommodates all debt with some tax relief to residents. The mill rate is projected at $9.26 per $1,000 of valuation, a 4.515% decrease.  

Motion by West and seconded by Rose to approve Resolution 20-19 “2021 Budget and Tax Levy Resolution” 

Roll call vote:  Ayes-Lutz, Rose, Buberl, Gilliland, West, Schmidt, Burch   Nays-0   Motion carried.  

Motion by Burch and seconded by Gilliland to approve the  Proclamation Supporting Local Businesses and Employees

Ayes-7Nays-0Motion carried.

Discussion of and action on any other appropriate items-Krumenauer announced upcoming meetings will be video only until further notice.  

President Buberl adjourned the meeting at 6:33 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by 

Frances Duncanson, MMC-WCPC

Village Clerk


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