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Van Mobley
Village President Van Mobley

Thiensville's financial status
is strong: Audit report

The Village of Thiensville remains on rock-solid financial ground and continues to enjoy its status as a debt-free community, according to the Aug. 12 annual audit report to the Village Board.

“Thiensville is in good financial shape and continues to be debt-free,” Village President Van Mobley said.

John Knepel, who presented the audit report from Baker Tilly Virchow Krause & Co., told village trustees that no material weaknesses were identified and his firm’s report reflects the “highest level of assurance you can receive from your auditor.”

Mobley said Thiensville’s financial position was a bit different this year than in the past due to the retirement of the village’s Tax Incremental Finance District.

“With the expiration of the TIF, Thiensville residents saw a tax cut – and the village has to make due with a little less money – but we have no debt and we’re sound financially,” Mobley said. “Our position is very strong.”

The audit report comes just prior to the Village Board starting discussions on the 2020 budget.

Mobley said he expects next year’s budget to focus on road work in the village, a possible sidewalk or trail along Freistadt Road and additional improvements to Village Park. Some initial work already has taken place to plan for an interactive water feature in the park, which is the next goal of Village Park ReImagined.

The Village Board is expected to conduct initial budget discussions in October.

Sarah Hughes
Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes joins
Thiensville Plan Commission

Sarah Hughes became the newest member of the Thiensville Plan Commission Aug. 12 when the Village Board unanimously approved her appointment.

Village President Van Mobley selected Hughes for the position. She has lived in Thiensville for the last 3 ½ years with her husband, Patrick, and two young children.

Hughes will fill the remainder of the term of John Cabaniss, who is moving out of the village after serving on the Plan Commission since 2012. The current term runs until next April.

Five appointed residents serve on the Plan Commission, which is chaired by Mobley. They review numerous building and development issues for the village.

Thiensville Village Market Logo

Thiensville Village Market is every Tuesday in Village Park

Thiensville Village Market -- the best farmers' market on the North Shore -- runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 15.

More than 70 vendors will be in Thiensville's Village Park with a wide selection of locally produced goods. There will be live music during the lunch hour. Village Market is organized by the Thiensville Business Association.

Cedarburg Road Construction

Thiensville businesses remain open during road construction on Cedarburg Road in Mequon

All Thiensville businesses along North Main Street remain open and easily accessible during a city of Mequon road construction project that started several weeks ago.

Traffic on Cedarburg Road from Thiensville north to Pioneer Road in Cedarburg will be impacted into the fall by the road work.

Crews are milling the pavement and installing a new layer of asphalt. The project  includes culvert replacement, ditch repairs and tree-trimming. Improvements also are being completed at the railroad crossing near Bonniwell Road.

Work is scheduled to run until Nov. 15. Drivers will be able to travel through the construction zone throughout the the project, although the road is closed to thru-traffic. The detour sends northbound traffic on Main Street in Thiensville west on Freistadt Road to Wauwatosa Road.

Village Park Reimagined

Giving Tree
Leaf Order Form

The Giving Tree in Village Park has been installed and leaves are being attached.

Click here for more information and the order form.

Thank you for your consideration of donating to our Village Park!

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