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Willmar City Council to conduct Truth-in-Taxation hearing at its Monday, Dec. 5, meeting

Following the Truth-in-Taxation hearing Monday, the City Council is expected to approve the final 2023 tax levy of approximately $9.2 million and budget of approximately $55.7 million.

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WILLMAR — Willmar City Council will conduct its Truth-in-Taxation public hearing during the Monday, Dec. 5, meeting, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building.

Following the public hearing, the council will approve the final 2023 tax levy and budget, which cannot exceed the preliminary tax levy and budget approved at the Sept. 6 City Council meeting.

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The proposed 2023 tax levy is approximately $9.2 million, which is an increase of approximately $1.2 million over the 2022 tax levy. The mayor’s proposed 2023 budget is approximately $55.7 million.

Other items on the agenda include a public hearing for an ordinance amendment regulating the the removal of snow, ice, dirt and rubbish from public sidewalks and private streets; a resolution supporting the pursuit of Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program funding for 19th Avenue trail improvements; and consideration of 2023 health insurance premiums for non-union employees.

The City Council will also have a closed session to discuss two parcels of land owned by the city. The state's Open Meeting Law, which generally requires meetings to be open to the public, allows closure for certain property transactions — which includes setting a price or developing offers.

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Jennifer Kotila is a reporter for West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minnesota. She focuses on local government, specifically the City of Willmar, and business.

She can be reached via email at: jkotila@wctrib.com or phone at 320-214-4339.
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