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SL city budget proposes 3.9% decrease in 2015 tax levy


Silver Lake City Clerk Kerry Venier presented the Council with the proposed 2015 budget and levy Monday night, noting a 3.9 percent decrease in the total levy.
In 2014, the general fund levy was $375,917 and the debt service was $97,402, for a total levy of $473,319. The 2015 general fund levy is at $355,777 and the debt service levy is $99,082, for a total of $454,859, a 3.9 percent decrease.
Venier said the “big reason” for the change is an increase in local government aid. “We are getting about $20,000 more in local government aid. It went up again this year.
“We’re also eligible to receive local government aid early because we are in a disaster area,” Venier added.
He also said the state pushed the deadline for final budgets to Sept. 30, “so we do have one more meeting to make changes.”
See the full story in the Aug. 20 print edition of The Chronicle.