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Isanti County property owners may see a 6.93 percent increase on the county portion of their property tax bill next year. The County Board on Sept. 17 approved the increase in passing the proposed 2015 levy and budget. Commissioner Mike Warring solely voted against the action. Presenting the projected $17,622,455 levy was county Finance Director [...]

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The Isanti City Council has directed staff to give written notice to the Isanti Area Joint Operating Fire District regarding the termination of the fire hall lease effective Jan. 1, 2016. However, it was noted by City Attorney Clark Joslin during the Sept. 16 council meeting that the council can retract the notice of termination [...]

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Isanti County Zoning Office Guest Article Isanti County is receiving $33,882 from the state in 2014 and $75,294 per year thereafter to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) like Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels. The dollars come from an appropriation by the 2014 state legislature. Each county in the state is receiving funding [...]

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The city of Cambridge is seeking residents to serve on an Aquatics Center Task Force. The purpose of this task force will be to research and recommend to the Cambridge City Council what type of an aquatics facility, if any, they feel the community would support building. The City Council has identified as one of [...]

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There will be no change to the city of Isanti’s tax rate in 2015. During the Isanti City Council meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 2, the council approved a resolution setting the 2015 preliminary budget and scheduled the final 2015 budget and levy meeting for 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Isanti Mayor George Wimmer explained there will be [...]

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Braham City Council approved a preliminary 2015 tax levy for $538,263 during its Sept. 2 meeting. Because this is the same amount from the 2014 levy, there will be no increase for 2015. The board also approved a preliminary budget and salary schedule for 2015. Here’s the breakdown for the budget: • A debt service [...]

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The Cambridge City Council on Sept. 2 approved the proposed 2015 property tax levy at $4,941,057, reflecting a 2 percent increase over the prior year. Councilman Howard “Howie” Lewis solely voted against the action. Director of Finance Caroline Moe said the council discussed approving the increase at the long-range financial planning retreat in August. The [...]

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