City Budget

The City budget is the financial plan for the City’s operating divisions for the coming year. The budget process involves matching projected revenues with the projected cost of providing basic City services.  Services which are unable to be funded with other sources rely on the property tax levy for funding. Preparation of a City budget is mandated by state statute.

2019 Budget

Budget Meetings

  • September 4, 2018 City Council Meeting: Set Preliminary Budget/Levy (Public Meeting)
    • 7PM, Council Chambers at City Hall 


2018 Budget


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Each year in November, homeowners receive a notice in the mail that outlines their proposed property tax for the coming year. The notice also lists dates for the budget hearings of the various taxing jurisdictions (county, city and other taxing district) so property owners can participate in the process and have their questions answered.

The 2017 Truth in Taxation meeting for taxes payable in 2018 will be held on December 4, 2017. Questions regarding the tax levy and budget can be sent to City Administrator, Melanie Mesko Lee.


2017 Budget

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Additional Information

The League of Minnesota Cities has prepared some educational resources to explain the various factors that impact taxes for property owners:

 Property Tax FAQs

The following video, Special Delivery: City Services and Your Property Taxes is approximately seven minutes in length and provides background on the property tax process in an easy to understand, storytelling format. 


Budget Documents

Full 2016 Budget Document

Full 2015 Budget Document

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