City Communicates OnFocus – On July 26th, Marshfield Police and Fire Commission held a special meeting regarding the 2019 budget for both departments.
Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Pete Fletty gave the presentation. The fire department is looking for approval of a 21.91% increase. This increase would include a new ambulance, potential new radios and radio towers, and a new cardiac monitor. If these capital items were removed, the budget would only raise 4.11%.
Marshfield Police Department Chief Rick Gramza was also present at this meeting and gave his department’s proposed budget of a 2% increase for 2019. The budget would go towards the 5 year-plan for police radios, which was approved in the 2018 budget.
Both motions to approve the budgets were approved by the Police and Fire Commission and must be presented to Common Council before being put into place.