Council considers 9.9 percent levy hike
The Bemidji City Council Monday night directed staff to consider a 2008 budget utilizing a 9.9 percent levy increase - although councilors would have preferred to consider no increase at all.
The city of Bemidji had been earmarked to receive $428,000 in Local Government Aid in 2008, but by vetoing the state tax bill, Gov. Tim Pawlenty canceled those funds.
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