The Spring Lake Park District 16 School Board approved the 2014 preliminary tax levy at the maximum amount at a work session Sept. 24.
Ramsey’s tax levy could be increasing in 2014 because of a higher debt service payment for the municipal center project, but the general fund budget is decreasing and the Ramsey City Council can continue to look at ways to decrease the levy by the time it votes on final numbers in December.
Anoka will have at least a 2.5 percent property tax levy decrease for next year.
The East Bethel City Council Sept. 4 reluctantly voted to set the city’s preliminary 2014 property tax levy at $5,230,742, which reflects a 17.5 percent increase over this year.
As the Spring Lake Park City Council and staff continue to adjust the city’s 2014 budget, council members agreed to increase the property tax levy at their Sept. 3 meeting.
In its ongoing effort to find a way to keep the city’s tax levy from increasing at all in 2013, the East Bethel City Council may actually end up with a levy amount that is less than the current year’s.