St. Louis County Board Approves 2016 Budget
The St. Louis County Board has approved its 2016 budget of $358,733,410.
The budget includes no change in the levy. This means that there will be a decrease in the county portion of property tax statements for residents and business owners.
The property tax levy will remain at $116.6 million, the same as it was last year.
According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, only eight counties in the state were able to hold their levy at a zero percent increase. The statewide average in many counties saw a 3.7 percent increase.
The County Board made it a priority throughout the year to work toward a zero levy increase while not cutting services. They did so through a combination of managing expenses, including a decrease in the debt service levy; while maximizing other revenues
The board unanimously approved the budget during it’s final meeting of the year Tuesday in Duluth.