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December 10, 2012

Mankato City Council adopts budget, levy

MANKATO — The Mankato City Council voted to adopt the 2013 city operating budget and a 1.77 percent property tax levy at Monday night’s meeting.

City Manager Pat Hentges said the levy will cost the average $164,000 Mankato homeowner $1.55 more per month.

The 1.77 percent levy increase is reduced from the previously proposed 2.63 percent.

Changes include:

  • $250,000 removed for cultural and community facilities
  • $120,000 budget contingency for further discussion on police staffing
  • waiver of in-kind services for not-for-profit community organizations reinstated ($8,000)

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