The Mauston Common Council approved the 2018 budget at its meeting on Tuesday night. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the city is fiscally sound and the revenues are up 4.37 percent from the 2017 budget. In a memo to the council, Thiel said the City anticipates about a $0.12 decrease per $1,000 on the City portion of the tax bill as a result of new construction and an increase in total assessments and that property owners can anticipate an overall decrease of $0.01 per $1,000 on their tax bill after the changes in levies by the other jurisdictions. The council approved the budget unanimously.