Backus approves preliminary levy with additions to be discussed Sept. 12
The Backus City Council on Monday, Sept. 9, approved a preliminary 2014 tax levy and budget pending final decisions to be made at the meeting that was recessed to Thursday, Sept. 12.
The preliminary 2014 proposed levy is $138,165, up approximately $3,500 or 3 percent from this year’s levy. Inflation and operating costs are contributing to the increase, though the council also hopes to devote more money to street repair in the next year.
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