The Crookston Ways and Means Committee met on Monday and approved a preliminary
levy for 2016 at a five percent increase, but with the increase in net tax
capacity, property taxes for the city will go down. “The preliminary levy was
set at five percent increase and can be revisited in the coming months and
reduced,” said Crookston City Finance Director Angel Weasner. “This is an
increase of approximately $90,000 because everything goes up including employee
salaries. The increase in tax capacity is at $600,000 to bring us to $3.4
million tax capacity which gives us less tax percent rate which means every home
should have a city portion of the tax rate go down with the five percent
The preliminary levy has to be set by September 14 and the final levy is at
December 14 with a Truth in Taxation hearing where residents can being their
questions and concerns.
The budget for the city for 2016 is $10,795,216.00 with the levy bringing in
$1,890,542.00 and Local government aid at $3,592,006.00.
The vote on the levy will go to the council for final approval.
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