For the sixth consecutive year, Anoka will not be raising its levy on residential taxpayers.
The East Bethel City Council Dec. 4 voted 4-1 to approve the final 2014 budget and then voted unanimously to approve the 2014 tax levy. At a total of $5,126,950, the levy will be 15.1 percent higher than the 2013 levy because the city must start making payments on its bonds for the water and sewer project next year.
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.