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LP council set to approve 5 percent levy increase
Dec. 10, 2012
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By Ivan Raconteur
Editor

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council reviewed the proposed 2013 budget and levy during a special meeting Tuesday.

Apart from some minor adjustments, the council left the budget substantially unchanged from the preliminary budget approved in September.

The proposed total 2013 levy of $642,197 reflects a 5 percent increase from the 2012 levy of $608,954. It is, however, identical to the city’s total levy in 2011.

Lester Prairie’s levy did not increase in 2009. Since then, it increased by 6 percent in 2010, and 2 percent in 2011; and decreased by 5 percent in 2012. The proposed 2013 levy would reverse that decrease and return the levy to the 2011 level.

The breakdown of the levy includes general, $494,427; park, $98,700; special fire, $14,000; and fire, $35,070.

City Clerk Marilyn Pawelk noted that the estimated $570,000 construction cost of the street turnback scheduled for 2013 is included in the proposed budget, but the estimated $113,600 in engineering costs for the project, as well as any other associated costs, are not.

In 2013, the city’s water debt payment will be approximately $120,965, and the sewer debt payment will be approximately $286,072, according to Pawelk.

The council will need to approve the final budget and levy for 2013 during its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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