Bemidji City Council to discuss potential 3.7 net levy increase for 2023 in work session

The Bemidji City Council will hold a work session Monday on the next year’s budget and levy expected to be finalized by the end of the year.

The preliminary budget and levy are set in September, which is then finalized in December.

The levy can decrease from the set preliminary but cannot increase in December.

No formal action is expected at Monday’s meeting.

In City Finance Director Ron Eischen’s presentation, after adjusting for revenue and expense increases as well as new construction value, he recommends a net levy increase of 3.7 percent.


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