District 14 is one of 26 districts in Ozaukee County and is in the heart of the Village of Grafton, comprised of voting wards 5, 6, 7 and 8. Each district represents about 3,500 citizens.
Ozaukee County is divided into 26 districts with each district representing about 3,500 citizens. In general, a district represents a single municipality but in some cases a district is made up of two municipalities which is the case with District 15 having both the Village of Grafton and the City of Cedarburg.
The County Board is the governing body of Ozaukee County. Twenty-six districts elect one supervisor each for a two-year term. Elections are held the first Tuesday in April of even numbered years.
The Role of the County Board
The Ozaukee County Board is the leadership body which makes policy determinations regarding:
Standing Committees is where a lot the work gets done in regards to the County Board. These committees are comprised of County Supervisors, other County employees, and citizens from the community. In most cases County Supervisors serve on one committee with a few serving on two. The committees are:
To see agendas and meeting times click on the committee above.
*I am currently working on the Health & Human Service committee but have worked on the Public Safety and Public Works in the past.
County Board Meetings
The County board typically meets twice a month on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 9:00AM. The Standing Committees meet once a month with the date and time varying per committee.
Ozaukee County’s annual budget was $91 Million in 2021. The county is one of the 10 largest employers in Ozaukee County with 800 plus staff, 450 of which are full-time. The debt expense is less than 2 percent of total expenditures.
Personnel - salaries & benefits
Purchased - salaries & benefits
Property and sales taxes fund about 33 percent of county operations. The annual sales tax collections of $10 Million go directly to offset property taxes. Public fees for services fund county business operations and State and Federal Revenues comprise about $18 Million of annual revenues
State & Federal - HHS & Highway
Four county departments account for 76 percent of county expenditures and about half of county employees work at our senior care campus, on county roads in public safety, and in human services.
For every dollar of property tax collected from taxpayers, county government is about one dime on average. In 2021, the County's 10% is about $21 million.
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