I hope your Summer was enjoyable, and you are looking forward to some cooler weather and Autumn activities. Our Town has much in store for you and your families in the coming months, as you’ll see in the upcoming pages.
Thanks to the Walworth Lions Club and all the sponsors for another spectacular Festival in the Park. The Grand Parade was a special treat, as we helped the Lincoln Fire Department celebrate 75 years of service to our community with the help of several participating neighboring Fire Departments and their apparatus. And, as always, the fireworks capped off an enjoyable weekend in Walworth. To continue the local events, the Farmers’ Market is not to be missed, and is held every Tuesday from 3-6 pm (2:30 start time for our valued Seniors) until mid-October.
We have had several inquiries regarding the Town wide clean-up event that was held last year. Due to budgetary constraints, we have decided to offer the event every other year, or as needed. We are, however, continuing to offer the shredding event in conjunction with the Lyons National Bank, to be held in early October. Watch our website and Facebook page for the exact date and time once it is confirmed.
On the subject of the budget, your Town Board has been diligently working to prepare a fair and equitable budget for 2023, and the public meetings and hearings will be starting soon. While no one likes to see their taxes increased, the reality of these economic times with double-digit inflation knocking at our doors requires that we sharpen our pencils to present a budget that keeps the tax rate increase to minimum.
We as a Town are at a bare-bones staffing level at this time, so we are hard-pressed to find expenses other than personnel to reduce spending. Our pledge to you is that we will work hard to keep your taxes as manageable as possible, while continuing to provide the best possible services that you deserve. Please consult our website and Facebook page for updates on the budget process as it progresses.
I, along with the rest of the Town Board, remain committed to serving the Town to best of our collective abilities. We are always available to help where we can in whatever way we can. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at (315) 986-1400, ext. 1, or email me at email@example.com. Stay safe and be well.
Walworrth Town Supervisor