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Jenkins: Council to discuss tax levy increase

Following a Sept. 18 budget workshop, the Jenkins City Council planned to discuss a 2 percent increase to the city's tax levy in the next budget cycle.

Following a Sept. 18 budget workshop, the Jenkins City Council planned to discuss a 2 percent increase to the city's tax levy in the next budget cycle.

The increase from $252,200 this year to $257,244 in 2018 would provide funds to pay for street work, City Clerk Krista Okerman said in a phone conversation.

The council could not make any formal decisions during the Sept. 18 budget workshop, so any approval or changes would have been made Wednesday, Sept. 27, after this edition of the Echo Journal was published. Cities must approve preliminary tax levies by Sept. 30; they can lower, but not raise, the preliminary levies before final adoption in December.

During its regular September meeting, the council made an agreement with Rick Beyer, owner of the A-Pine Family Restaurant, allowing work being performed along Bilyard Boulevard, the new business access in Jenkins along Highway 371.

The agreement limits work to the public right-of-way following city street specifications and requiring insurance.

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The council also agreed to buy new playground equipment for Veterans Park.

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Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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