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12/5/13 - Final Levy Amount for 2014 Set by the Board as $31,347,021.
This is a cut of $50,000 from the 2013 levy. (The levy is the amount charged to taxpayers.)
Commissioner Walker preferred a larger cut of 1% to the levy as recommended by County staff.
That would have meant a reduction of just over $300,000.
Walker was the sole vote against the approved levy.
Board Action 11/20/13 - "Move to approve the recommended submission of a $10 million request for State Bond Funds for construction of a $20 million Jail/LEC in Chisago County, as well as staff support for the same." Commissioner Walker pleaded unsuccessfully with her colleagues to delay action on the resolution in order to give the public time to be heard on a potential $10 million financial commitment by County taxpayers. Commissioners Greene, McMahon, and Robinson voted in favor of the resolution with Commissioner Montzka out of the room, while Commissioner Walker voted against it.
"Latest News" includes Chisago Press article.
New Wheelage Tax goes into effect in 2014.
To prevent having to pay the extra $10 per vehicle with your license tab renewal,
you may choose to purchase 2014 tabs in advance during 2013.
Talk to your Dept. of Motor Vehicles licensing office about this option.
Commissioners Walker and Montzka voted against imposing this tax on Chisago County citizens; Commissioners Greene, McMahon and Robinson voted in favor of the new tax.
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A proven leader for Chisago County, Lora Walker is committed to providing responsible leadership, guiding Chisago County into the future with vision, while respecting it's heritage.
We should seek to develop; not just grow in size. A delicate balance of (affordable) homes, provision of services to residents, reliable roads and (accessible) bridges, increased local employment, schools and retail, are all key to a successful, vibrant community.
A community our children can look forward to living in 25 years from now. Working for the common good, as your Commissioner, I will advocate a community that is balanced and sustainable. We don't often talk about our County's financial position. I feel we must meet citizen's needs without taxing them out of their homes.
We deserve action-oriented, independent leadership; I believe I offer that leadership.