Sunday, December 30, 2012
There are several different ways to pay your taxes including heading to city hall between 8 and 5 p.m. Monday. Note that city hall will be closed on Monday, but the treasurer's office will be open.
Property owners can pay their property taxes Monday at City Hall, where the treasurer's office will be open despite it being New Year's Eve. Taxes can be paid at city hall between 8 and 5 p.m. Remember that the rest of city hall is closed on Monday. Taxes can also be paid by using the night depository "Drop Box" which is located outside the main clock tower entrance on the city hall's north side. Payments can also be made at Tri-City Bank branches in Brookfield: You can also pay your taxes online here. Call the treasurer's office at (262) 787-3513, if you have questions.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
While County Executive Dan Vrakas' budget calls for an overall increase in levy, county property taxes for a typical home should decrease by about $2.
Waukesha County's property tax levy would increase slightly, but the tax bill for a median home would decline under the 2013 budget proposed by County Executive Dan Vrakas Tuesday. The proposed $273.7 million budget cuts overall spending by 3.8 percent or $10.9 million from the 2012 budget. The total property taxes being collected, however, would increase by 0.8 percent — from $100.9 million in 2012 to $101.7 million. However, because home values have fallen by 4.85 percent from 2011 to 2012, the property tax rate would increase from $1.96 to $2.11 per $1,000 of equalized value, under the proposed budget. The median home value in the 2012 budget was $255,642, which was taxed $514 in that budget. The median home value in Waukesha County is…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Barring major changes from a proposed $71.9 million tax levy that won advisory approval from a small audience Monday, the school portion of residents' tax bills should remain about the same as last year.
Residents who saw an unusual dip in their Elmbrook school taxes on last December's bills will see a much more stable number this year, under the district's 2012-13 budget to be finalized next month. An audience of less than 10 people on Monday night approved the proposed tax levy of about $71.9 million. The vote was advisory only; the School Board will vote on a final budget in about a month, with any adjustments from updated enrollment and revenue figures. Under the proposed budget: About $5 million of the levy would be to pay down debt for the high school rebuilding project and make the final payment in spring 2013 (three years earlier than originally projected) for the construction of Dixon and Brookfield Elementary Schools. Resident …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Milwaukee mayor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett welcomed another endorsement, from U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, in his campaign to unseat Gov. Scott Walker. In other news, see details on the latest poll on the Democratic primary.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett picked up another endorsement Monday, from U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee), in his push to grab the Democratic nod and unseat Gov. Scott Walker in June's recall election. Voters are a little more than three weeks away from tapping Walker's Democratic challenger, and Barrett was on the campaign trail in Milwaukee touting how his administration would end Wisconsin's political civil war and restore collective bargaining and tax fairness, while fielding the endorsement from Moore. Barrett will square off against former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and Secretary of State Doug La Follette in a Democratic primary May 8. The winner will take on Walker on June 5. Barrett …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Just search for your address and find how much you'll be paying this holiday season.
Property tax bills for Waukesha County have been signed, sealed and delivered, but if you're too eager to see how much you'll shell out this year, hop online. Visit Waukesha County's website, enter your address and find your bill electronically. Business owners can also do this to see a company's tax bill. After entering in your address, quite a few locations may pop up that aren't remotely close to your address. However, simply find your municipality on the left side of the screen, click it and the results will filter to become more specific. You can then filter the results again by year. After finding your address, Waukesha County lets you look at your listing, which is the official government description of the land, or you can look at …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Town says it will maintain services while not collecting more property taxes for 2012, and plans to be debt-free by 2013.
- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Town of Brookfield will freeze its tax levy for the third consecutive year at $3,620,382. The freeze — coupled with cuts in the Waukesha and Elmbrook school district tax levies — means town residents likely will see a reduction in their total property tax bill when it's mailed in mid-December. The tax rate for the town portion of residents' tax bill is estimated to drop a penny to $3.56 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The town is waiting for its final manufacturing tax base figure from the state before it can finalize the rate. "We're very optimistic for the future," Town Administrator Rick Czopp said. "I don't see gloom and doom. We constantly say bigger is not better. We're smaller, we're nimble." The Town Board unanimously …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Because the state's biennial budget cut the total taxes Elmbrook Schools can collect, district taxpayers will see savings.
- Lisa Sink
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The state budget's 5.5 percent cut in public schools' revenue authority will save the owner of the average valued home in Brookfield about $220 in property taxes, the city's finance director said Tuesday. Because the Elmbrook School District receives the vast majority of its revenue from taxes, the state's 5.5 percent lowering of school revenue caps actually translated to a 7.2 percent cut in the taxes collected by Elmbrook. On December property tax bills, Elmbrook will levy a total of about $59.6 million, down about 7.2 percent from the approximately $64.2 million in taxes collected the previous year, according to figures city Finance Director Robert Scott supplied to Brookfield aldermen Tuesday. Aldermen unanimously approved the 2012 …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Also in the week ahead, U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner will hold a town hall meeting Sunday and Brookfield Academy hosts the play "The Nerd."
Brookfield Patch offers a glimpse into news and events in the week ahead. For more events, be sure to check Patch's events listings and feel free to add your own.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The congressman and other elected officials from southeastern Wisconsin meet with business leaders to talk about getting America back to work.
The question of how do we — as a country — create more jobs came to Brookfield Tuesday afternoon as 15 small business leaders from the Milwaukee area met with Republican U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner. Sensenbrenner and several Republican state lawmakers who represent southeastern Wisconsin spent most of the hour-long session at the congressman's office listening to suggestions for growing business in the nation and region. The overall message was clear: lower corporate taxes; ease government regulations; get tough on illegal immigration while expanding the number of visas; change the college-focused culture; and reduce unemployment benefits. Mary Springer, vice president of Therm-Tech of Waukesha, opened the discussion by telling the …
Friday, October 28, 2011
The state's 5.5 percent cut to school districts' maximum allowable revenue translates to a 7.2 percent cut in Elmbrook's levy.
The Elmbrook School Board added $300,000 to the $72 million property tax levy before adopting a final 2011-12 school budget this week. But this year, taxing to the maximum allowed under state law means Elmbrook will collect about $5.6 million less — for one of its lowest tax levies in years. Elmbrook had no choice: the state mandated a 5.5 percent cut in the maximum revenue school districts collect. Typically, the state has allowed a 2 percent annual revenue increase. To help ensure that wouldn't result in teacher layoffs and program cuts, the state passed the controversial budget repair bill, which essentially resulted in Elmbrook teachers offsetting that tax cut by paying a portion of their pension and health insurance costs. The state's…