A 12.92-percent increase for the property tax levy. A 13.29-percent increase for the mill rate. And a total budget increase of 3.93 percent.

   These are the proposed changes Green Lake residents may face for 2019 based on the preliminary budget Green Lake City Council members reviewed Tuesday night.

   According to the proposed budget for 2019, the levy will increase from $1.25 million to $1.42 million.

   Meanwhile, the city’s mill rate is jumping from $5.19 to $5.88. This means that a Green Lake resident who owns a $100,000 home will pay $588 in taxes on the city’s portion of the budget, an increase of $59.

   Mayor Jon McConnell noted the rise in the levy is due to an increase of the city’s debt services, which is mostly because of a fire truck for which the city had to borrow funds.

   Read the full story, which details the council's reasons for these tax increases, in the Oct. 18, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.