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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Royalton School Board approved the 2014 levy at a 4.8 percent increase at the School Board meeting, Dec. 16. The total levy will be $1.125 million. This is the amount that was aproved in the preliminary levy. A public hearing was held prior to the regular board meeting. “We [...]

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By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent After conducting the state mandated Truth In Taxation public hearing Dec. 18, Pierz school officials adopted the final 2013 levy resolution for property taxes payable in 2014 at $1.191 million. That’s a $22,000 or 1.8 percent decrease over the previous year that local property taxpayers are being assessed, Earl Athman, district business [...]

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The Upsala School Board approved the final 2013 levy, payable in 2014, at a decrease of 1.39 percent at the School Board meeting, Dec. 18. “The decrease comes to $12,044.53,” said Supt. Gery Arndt. “We are very happy about the decrease,” said Board President Dean Peterson. “We’d love to see the taxes come down some [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Morrison County Board finalized the 2014 levy and budget with unanimous votes for a levy with an increase of 2.33 percent and a budget with a 1.9 percent increase, Tuesday. The levy was approved at $16.6 million. The general fund will receive $9.2 million, the largest share, a 2.72 [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Lake Alexander Lake Improvement District president Kevin Flatau revealed to the County Board Tuesday, that the levy for residents of the lake will be reduced in 2014 to $10 from a 2013 fee of $261. “We treated less acreage this year because of the late spring and the cold water,” [...]

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Residents can have their say at truth in taxation meetings By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Between now and the end of December, cities, school districts and the county will hold public hearings known as Truth in Taxation meetings. While many cities, school districts and townships kept 2014 preliminary property tax levies the same or lower than [...]

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Final levy can go down, but not up   by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Morrison County Board of Commissioners approved preliminary figures for the 2014 levy and budget at its meeting, Tuesday. “The budget committee has met numerous times to go over budget requests for 2014, and recommend approving this preliminary levy/budget,” said [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer While the city of Randall voted to raise its preliminary 2013 levy by 5.8 percent to $140,400, the Council voted Wednesday to reduce the amount to the same level as 2012. The levy will remain at $135,000. The Council expects receipts to all its funds to increase by $71,198, or 3.8 [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer     When Royalton’s 2013 levy came up for a vote at Tuesday’s meeting, Council Member Ron Verley presented his proposal to maintain the levy at the 2012 rate. After passing out a packet of information prepared in part by City Clerk Carol Madsen, Verley explained that a number of line [...]

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