Bayfield County Conducting 2019 Budget Survey

Survey Seeks To Glean Residents' Priorities For County Funding


Bayfield County is asking residents to fill out a budget survey as part of its planning process for the 2019 budget.

Bayfield County administrator Mark Abeles-Allison said about one-third of their roughly $30 million annual budget comes from local property taxes. He said the survey will ask people what they see as the top priorities for the county.

“In the past, key priorities have been transportation, economic development, human services, law enforcement,” he said. “Those have been some of the big topics.”

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Abeles-Allison said the survey will ask residents six questions.

“This year’s survey asks people to rank 10 different big picture topics and give us an idea on what their priority is of these specific ongoing efforts of the county,” he said.

He said the survey also asks about customer satisfaction and service from county programs and departments. People can submit surveys through Sunday, May 13. People can find it online on the Bayfield County website at

The county’s budget planning meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 29, at 5 p.m. at the Drummond Town Hall.