City approves 4.95 percent levy increase

Members of the Milaca City Council approved the proposed levy and budget for 2013 at their Sept. 13 meeting.

The budget proposed is for $904,977, which would increase next year’s levy by 4.95 percent ($42,650).

The general fund amount is proposed to be $534,477, with $40,000 of that for capital equipment.

The other $370,500 will go for debt service.

During discussion about the budget, Mayor Pete Pedersen talked about the city’s parks and the need for more planning.

Nothing was changed in next year’s proposed levy but City Manager Greg Lerud said there was agreement among council members that a better plan is needed for the parks.

The levy and budget will be finalized at the December meeting. The proposed amounts approved last week  cannot be raised at that meeting but can be reduced.

For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 20 print edition of the Times.