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Beltrami County prepares to set 2014 budget

BEMIDJI — Beltrami County administrator Kay Mack distributed budget books to commissioners at Tuesday’s county board meeting in preparation for setting the 2014 levy. Commissioners will be reviewing 2014 budget figures during the next two weeks.

The property tax levy is expected to remain the same for 2014 as it was the past two years: $17,486,013. In September, the board adopted the preliminary levy with an understanding that a balanced budget had been developed. Total expenditures budgeted for 2014 are $70,737.020, the tax levy covers 24.72 percent of that total.

A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 to set the 2014 levy.

Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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