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Granite Falls preparing for LGA cuts

GRANITE FALLS -- An expected $102,994 cut to local government aid dominated discussions Monday at the Granite Falls City Council meeting.

Council members reviewed an estimated $115,310 in cuts department heads proposed in response to the LGA reduction, City Manger Bill Lavin said.

No action was taken at this time. Council members will also bring a list of their own suggested cuts to the table for discussion at their next meeting, he said.

The cuts proposed by the department heads would help the city adjust its budget in response to the expected LGA reduction, but the city still has lots of work cut out for it. The city manager noted that $62,900 of the proposed cuts are one time reductions, and consequently will not help the city adjust to the expected reductions in the following year's budget.

In other business, council members passed a resolution to support efforts to develop a veteran's home in Montevideo to serve the region.

They also approved a separate resolution stating support for keeping Minnesota inmates at the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton.