2018 Budget Recommendations

Lakes and Watershed Commission Water-related Budget Recommendations for 2018


Each year beginning in July, the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission reviews the water-related budgets of Dane County departments and divisions, and makes recommendations to the County Executive for consideration in preparing the Executive budget.

The Commission solicits public input on the following year's county budget during the summer, and holds a public hearing on its draft budget recommendations in August.

After the public hearing, the Commission refines its recommendations and forwards them to the County Executive by September 1 for consideration in the Executive budget. Commission recommendations are also provided to the County Board for their use in budget deliberations. The County Executive’s budget is delivered to the County Board on or before October 1. The County Board and County Executive hold public hearings on the budget during September and October. The County Board acts on the budget after receiving the County Executive’s budget, typically adopting a final budget before Thanksgiving.

The Commission adopted their 2018 budget recommendations (PDF) on August 16, 2017 and has submitted them to the County Executive (PDF).

Upcoming Public Input Opportunities

  • October 1 through mid-November, contact the Dane County Board of Supervisors and County Executive about budget issues important to you