Crosslake: Council approves tax levy, budget

Levy is slightly lower than this year's number.


The Crosslake City Council on Monday, Dec. 13, approved the general revenue tax levy for 2022, which is slightly lower than this year’s number, and the 2022 budget.

The total levy for 2022 is $4,467,112, which is $18,740 less than this year’s levy (estimated 0.42% decrease) and is the same as the preliminary levy the council adopted in September.

The city’s estimated tax rate is 27.46%, a reduction of 2.901% from this year. The city will receive updated tax rate information from Crow Wing County in March 2022.

That total tax levy number includes:

  • General property tax levy: $3,423,987.

  • Economic Development Authority: $19,100 (up from $16,000 this year).

  • General obligation refunding bonds 2012A: $343,456. This includes the $221,000 levy for the original construction of the sewer plant/system and the $122,456 levy for the original construction of the joint maintenance facility.

  • General obligation sewer revenue improvement bonds 2017A: $118,340. This was used for improvements to the sewer plant.

  • General obligation reconstruction bonds 2018A: $104,554. This was used to reconstruct Manhattan Point Boulevard.

  • General obligation capital improvement plan bonds 2019A: $313,510. This was used for construction of the new city hall and police facility, including street and sewer improvements to Daggett Bay Road.

  • General obligation equipment certificates: $144,165. This is for the newly purchased fire truck.

Resident Tom Swenson asked questions of the council and made suggestions at the public information meeting regarding the proposed tax levy and budget held before the council’s regular meeting. Mayor Dave Nevin read a couple letters from residents.
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She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

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