Why is there a budget deficit?

The challenges faced by the Village are associated with maintaining excellent core service levels to residents and business owners, while expenses continue to increase faster than revenues due to a challenging retail sales environment, decreases in state funding, and State mandates beyond the Village’s control.


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1. Why is a bundled brush collection fee being implemented now (April 2019) after being free for so long?
2. What is the difference between a core service and an enhanced service?
3. Why was free bundled brush collection identified as an enhanced service?
4. What is the bundled brush collection fee?
5. Where can I purchase a yard waste sticker?
6. Will the Village require a yard waste sticker for brush collection after a storm event?
7. What are the restrictions for bundled brush collection?
8. If I don’t want to pay the fee, is there an alternative to bundled brush collection?
9. Why is there a budget deficit?
10. I pay taxes. Why don’t my tax dollars pay for this service?
11. What is the Village doing to help with the budget issues?