The City of Prescott continues to work towards providing quality service to our residents, commercial and industrial properties. In the year 2021 the City has seen the largest new home growth in the community since 2003-2004. With over 40 new home permits through the development of Palmetto and Great Rivers subdivisions more people are calling our wonderful City home. With that rise is the need for increased services to continue to make the City of Prescott a great place to visit and call home. The new 2022 budget focuses on adding more money to park improvements, a new K9 Officer led by the community effort of the Prescott K9 Foundation fundraising, a new Planner to help us keep up with the growth in the community and a Library Programmer (see next page) to continue to improve the great services to the children in our community.
In crafting this year’s budget, the City was guided by the needs of the community. That is why a long term plan was put together on adding a recreational trail system in the community in Coulee River Trails (prescottwi.org/crt), which was added to the City’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. Additionally, the City developed a Parks Improvement budget of $50,000 to begin the process of saving to make various improvements throughout the community. Our residents and community leaders also let us know that they felt a K9 unit would help our Police Department and raised over $90,000 to help the City start the position in 2022. The City is also planning on road improvements with Elm Street and Locust Street to be surveyed in 2022 and then reconstruction happening in 2023 and 2024 respectively. Finally the downtown of Prescott is a destination for not only our citizens but also visitors from around the region who travel to enjoy our restaurants and retail stores. In 2022 the City will be undertaking the first stage of the downtown riverfront project with work tentatively scheduled to begin in May and end by the last of August.
There is a lot happening around the City and we continue to put emphasis on making Prescott a great place to live. The full breakdown of the 2022 City Budget can be found on our website at prescottwi.org/budget.