Madison gets more money for budget

State aid numbers were revised

When Madison Mayor Paul Soglin released his budget last week, some revenue numbers were subject to change.

On Friday, the state aid numbers were revised, giving the city of Madison an extra $267,000.

The mayor had already built a $500,000 cushion into the budget for the city to work with. Now, with the added state aid, the mayor said the Madison Common Council will have about $767,000 to work with, and he said council members have a number of options.

“Ranging from using some or all of it for Overture, for items such as restoration of certain beach and ice skating activities, as well as a couple of amendments that I’ll be sponsoring,” Soglin said.

The mayor’s amendments include $117,000 for police-related activities and $150,000 on a consultant for a proposed bio-digester.

Once the Madison Board of Estimates spends time reviewing the budget proposal, it will go before the Madison Common Council in mid-November.