Sleepy Eye considers 2014 tax levy

Options are 5.7, 3.4% levy cuts

SLEEPY EYE – The Sleepy Eye City Council will consider preliminary 2014 budget and tax levy certification at their Tuesday, Sept. 10 meeting.

Options include 5.7 percent ($65,670) and 3.44 percent (39,670) levy reductions from the 2013 total levy of $1,152,110.

While street capital funds would be $60,000 less than in 2013, contingency (emergency) funds would be $135,000 greater than 2013, according to proposed levy choices.

The 2014 budget would climb from $3,462,160 in 2013 to $3,603,190 in 2014, according to the proposal.

Other council agenda items include consideration of a new snow removal policy. The street department is interested in removing downtown snow more easily by declaring snow emergencies which may eliminate the need of placing signs on affected downtown streets.

Other agenda items include computer use policy discussion, a second reading and vote on establishing the Snow Second Addition plat, Snow Farm project update, possible River Region Essig sewer line connection, new auditor contract, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership block grant, and curfew discussion.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

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