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Kandiyohi County board takes action Tuesday on 2014 budget and levy

WILLMAR – The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will adopt the 2014 levy and budget when they meet Tuesday for their last regular board meeting of the year.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Health and Human Services Building in Willmar.

The proposed budget is $58.9 million, which is about $733,000 more than this year’s budget.

The proposed net tax levy of $29 million represents a 1.17 percent increase, which is the lowest net levy increase the county has seen in recent history.

The board will also review the annual evaluation of County Administrator Larry Kleindl, take action on an agreement between the county, city and Minnesota Department of Transportation on a state Highway 12 corridor study and take action to cancel a land acquisition agreement on Grass Lake.

Other items on the agenda include a public hearing on the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District’s well-head protection plan, renewal of licenses for solid waste and recycling haulers, action on conditional use payments, action on bridge replacement projects and approval of contracts for law enforcement services between the county and the cities of New London, Spicer, Pennock and Raymond.

Immediately following the adjournment of the meeting, the Commissioners will meet with the Kandiyohi Soil and Water Conservation District at The Oaks restaurant.

Prior to the regular meeting, the Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. as the Health and Human Service Committee.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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