Hearing Set to Get Comments on Proposed Budget
Cliatt, Cass, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer
Wheeling will hold a public hearing Monday to give residents a chance to comment on a $55.3 million proposed budget that includes hefty spending for public improvements.
Since meeting in February to hammer out spending priorities, Wheeling trustees have agreed to add $363,700 in additional spending to study flooding solutions, salaries for a new police officer and full-time engineer and money to demolish the Hawthorne School Bridge over the Wheeling drainage ditch.
Other new spending will go toward new sewer work and paying part-time code inspectors.
The proposed budget still includes money for a water main replacement program in the Dunhurst area along Dundee Road, street and sidewalk improvements, and sanitary and storm sewer work, among other projects.
The projects bring Wheeling's capital spending budget to more than $20 million.
To help keep the budget in balance, the village board earlier this month tentatively agreed to create a new usage tax on gas and power, new ambulance fees, new hotel and motel taxes and increases in the village's water turn-on fees. …