The city was recently ranked in the top 5% for 2018’s Best Small Cities in America. The survey was done by WalletHub and compared more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 40 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs, to school-system quality.
“Our focus on really meeting the needs of the community and trying to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Appleton, pays off,” said Mayor Tim Hanna during his Community Update on Local 5 This Morning.
SmartAsset also ranked Appleton at #18 for the Best Places to Trick-or-Treat!
Also during his interview, Mayor Hanna said that he has his proposed 2019 budget ready to go. It calls for a spending plan of just over $187 million, and will raise property taxes by about 2.5% as it currently stands.
He also touched on the Diverging Diamond interchange at Highway 441 and Oneida Street that is set to open next week. He said even though it sounds and looks confusing, it will be easier to navigate than roundabouts because there will be traffic lights to help direct drivers on where to go.
Early voting is underway for the midterms next week, and Hanna said that they’ve had a strong turnout so far at City Hall.