preliminary budget

For the fifth year in a row, Chisago County is looking to keep its property-tax rate flat. At an afternoon budget workshop meeting Aug. 22, County Administrator Bruce Messelt presented the county board with the first draft of the preliminary budget he and other county staff have been working on since January. Following recommendations by […]

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There’s been a common theme over three budget workshop meetings in North Branch: cut, cut, cut. During the meetings July 25, 26 and 30, Finance Director Richard Hill presented the council the option to slash $432,534 from next year’s proposed budget, which would have equated to a property-tax levy 3.92 percent higher than this year’s. […]

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Rush City Schools Superintendent Vern Koepp lauded the District #139 School Board following the board’s regular meeting Thursday night, saying members have put “real sound fiscal management” into practice while working on the district’s 2012-13 preliminary budget. The board unanimously voted to approve the preliminary budget, which will utilize an estimated $7.5 million in revenue […]

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