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By DAVE FIDLIN Special to the Post MILWAUKEE — With summer winding down and a changing of the seasons on the horizon, munici- pal leaders across the state are about to start doing the heavy lift- ing and build 2016 operating budg- ets. In the city of Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett is in the process of finalizing his proposed budget, which he will present to the Common Council on Sept. 22. With less than a month to go before he gives his formal address, Barrett has indicated he will likely ask for a property tax levy increase — an overture he said is necessary to maintain existing services and strike a balance with declining income from the state. Specific dollar figures remain in flux as pieces of the puzzle contin- ue to come together, but the city could increase the property tax levy by $39.8 million on a budget that is expected to clock in at $1.61 billion. MARK BELLING Child suspects shouldn't have faces on TVs around world Page 8 Restrict cameras from Slender Man courtroom A RECORD YEAR FOR CORN AT THE STATE FAIR – PAGE 10 STEVE 'THE HOMER' TRUE Nelson's injury will spotlight Rodgers more than ever Page 11 The NFL: America's addiction With pieces missing, city budget remains unfinished puzzle See BUDGET on Page 2 MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER AUGUST 28, 2015 Timeline The timeline for Milwaukee's 2016 budget review and adoption process: Sept. 22 — Mayor Tom Barrett presents his executive budget to the Common Council Oct. 5 — Common Council holds its first public hearing Oct. 6 and Oct. 16 — Common Council's Finance, Personnel com- mittees hold hearings on budget Oct. 30 — Common Council's Finance, Personnel committees con- sider any budget amendments, make recommendations to full council Nov. 4 — Common Council sched- uled to adopt 2016 budget; Barrett could make vetoes after adoption Property tax hike of $39.8 million eyed for 2016 DID YOU KNOW? Local news at your fingertips Visit www.gmtoday.com • Summer on Uranus lasts one long day, which is equivalent to 42 Earth years. • In the United States, apples sold at stores can be a year old. – Source: sotruefacts.com According to U.S. Postal Service regulations, now is the time to renew or start your FREE subscription to the Post. Your action is needed to continue the free mailing: 1) Go online to w w w . g m t o d a y. c o m / postrequest and fill out the requester form. 2) Fill out the form on page 3 and mail it back to us: Milwaukee County Post 3397 S. Howell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207 Hurry, all requests must be received by Sept. 25. If you have questions, call 262-513-2680. Time is running out to resubscribe 414-615-7356 Remodel Move-In Special! Receive half off of your 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th month's rent and a deposit of only $1,000 down! When you move in by March 31, 2014 7 Levels of Care ALL UNDER ONE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY MEADOWMERE WEST ALLIS • MITCHELL MANOR "REMEMBERING THE PAST, LIVING THE PRESENT, PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE" Meadowmere makes it easy to plan for changing needs. We're also perfect for couples with different needs who want to enjoy life together. ADULT DAY PROGRAMS: Offering nutritious, flavorful lunches, inspiring activities and care more than 10 hours a day. SHORT STAYS: Let us take care of Mom or Dad while you're away. ASSISTED LIVING: Beautiful apartment homes surrounded by friends. COMMUNITY BASED RESIDENCE MITCHELL MANOR: Enhanced Assisted Living. SKILLED NURSING: For residents with complex health challenges. REHAB TO HOME: State of the art rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery, illness or injury. MEMORY CARE: Featuring our award-winning Bridge to Rediscovery™ program. Join us for lunch, a personal tour and let us answer your questions. Hurry, these apartments are going fast! Restrictions may apply. 245569155 on a select number of apartments, only for a limited amount of time Up to 20% OFF Zimmermann's Service 360 E. Howard Ave. 414 -744-9868 245240118 FREE EMISSION CHECK With coupon. Expires 9/11/15.