Town Supervisor

Jacobs Suzie_070_SepiaFrom The Town Supervisor

It’s hard to believe that we have turned the page on 2018. It has been my honor to serve as your Town Supervisor and I have greatly enjoyed meeting and helping many of our residents. We have many great family events in our town each year and quality of life hereis an important reason families choose to live in Walworth.

Budget Review – The 2019 budget was the start of a new process to better plan and control how our Town spends your money. Unfortunately, we had several large pieces of equipment that needed to be replaced as they no longer functioned as required. The prior administration had no plans in place to fund these purchases; we were forced to use current tax revenues to cover these replacements. Moving forward, we will no longer be using the “wish list” approach and will be implementing a multi-year planning and funding process to avoid unexpected expense surges like this one. The final 2019 budget increase our Town tax rate will be .20 cents per thousand of assessed value.

Wayne County Budget – You may have heard that I voted “No” on the County budget for 2019. After looking at the numbers, the right move was to tap our ample County reserve funds rather than increase the tax rate. The County already has growing revenues from increased real property values, sales tax, and other sources of revenue.

Town Council Meetings – We have had many great presentations that have been made at the start of our meeting during 2018. For this year, even more presentations will be scheduled. We welcome you to attend and learn more about our Town and County.

Town Drainage Projects – We completed 17 projects during 2018, a new Town record! For 2019, we have 9 projects underway or planned for completion. If you have concerns, please contact us.

Street Parking – Just a quick reminder that winter parking rules are in effect until April 1st. Any street parking may result in a ticket being issued as the roadways need to be clear for our Highway Department plows. Thank you for your help.

Please Think About Shopping Local – We have more opportunity than ever to shop locally which supports jobs for our neighbors and tax revenue to help hold down property taxes. We have great retailers, auto repair, food service, service companies, and professional service providers as well. When we support our local business, they are able to support our community groups and recreation department, which then give back to us. Please think local first, it helps everyone!

Your Concerns – Please feel free to contact me with any local concerns that you might have. We are also looking for new ideas that are important to you. We are here to serve you!

Warmest Regards,

Susie C. Jacobs, MMC

Town Supervisor

Welcome  To Walworth Information

Supervisor Welcome Letter
Lions Club Letter of Invitation
Walworth Historical Society
Friends of the Library Brochure
Friends of the Library Annual Membership Application

Susie C. Jacobs, Supervisor
(W) (315) 986-1400 (option 1)

Teresa Maioli, Clerk to the Supervisor (315) 986-1400 (option 3)

Cody Phillips, Deputy Supervisor

Cheri LeMay, Town Comptroller (315) 986-1400 (option 2)