Release of the November state budget forecast on Thursday, Dec. 5, showed a projected $1 billion budget surplus.
Tax hike on existing properties is modest, officials say Road upkeep will be boosted under a 2014 city levy that raises taxes on existing properties by a modest 0.5 percent, Burnsville officials say. Capping months of meetings on next year’s budget and levy, the City Council unanimously approved on Dec. 3 the $85.2 million budget [...]
One position cut from Farmington Police Department The Farmington City Council approved a 1.92 percent increase from the 2013 property tax levy and a $10.96 million budget for 2014 at Monday’s meeting. The projected increase for the city portion of property taxes on the average home is $9.81. It was another challenging, nearly year-long process [...]
Top salaries frozen, merit-based pay eliminated The city of Farmington adopted a new 11-step wage scale for nonunion city employees that eliminated merit-based pay, put a freeze on the top salaries, and created a scale that’s more in line with other city government employees at similar cities. Earlier this year, the city hired St. Paul-based [...]
The event signifies the start of construction on the 65,000-seat, 1.7 million-square-foot facility, scheduled for completion in July 2016.