County Board Shrinks Tax Levy

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Sep 12, 2012 at 7:29 am

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - On a 3-to-2 vote Tuesday, the Stearns County Board of Commissioners voted to shrink its tax levy by one-percent next year.

The board adopted a preliminary levy of 68-point-three million dollars. The board will examine various fees for services, inspections and licenses in the coming months, and by raising those fees, they could make up for some of the lost tax dollars.

Stearns County's proposed 2013 budget is just under 125-million dollars. Sherburne County commissioners have approved a preliminary budget of 72-point-one million dollars for next year--which is about two-million dollars less than this year. The tax levy of 41-point-eight million dollars would remain the same.

Benton County commissioners are expected to vote Friday on a proposed 20-point-2 million dollar levy--a 2-percent increase due to rising employee salaries and health insurance costs.

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