Marshfield dealing with budget, fire and police could see cuts

  • Source: WAOW-TV ABC 9 Wausau
  • Published: 11/05/2022 12:05 AM

The new year is almost here, which means cities and counties are finalizing their budgets for 2023, which can come with difficulties. "We're challenged with state-imposed levy limits and flat state aids for use for operating expenses," Jennifer Selenske, the Finance Director of the city of Marshfield, said. Rising costs are also causing trouble. "We're also facing an 8% inflation rate, so we're challenged with flat revenues but increasing rates of providing services," Selenske said. Marshfield's city council is now looking at cutting their budget 4% across the board, from Parks and Recreation to police and fire. "We gotta cut 200 thousand dollars from each department," Mike Meyers, the Fire and Police Commission President, said, "We're just trying to be fair here."


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