00-0595R

RESOLUTION PROPOSING THE SUM TO BE RAISED BY TAXATION FOR GENERAL PURPOSES FOR THE YEAR 2001.

BY COUNCILOR HOGG:

RESOLVED, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec. 275.065, the city council adopts the following proposed property tax levy.

Section 1. The sum to be raised by taxation for the year 2001 for general operations is hereby determined to be the sum of $7,396,200 which sum is levied against the taxable property of the city of Duluth and appropriated to the various accounts of the city, as set forth in the following sections, viz:

Section 2. There will be levied for the support of the general fund the sum of $3,243,100.

Section 3. For the pay of debt, there will be levied for the general obligation debt fund the sum of $3,663,100.

Section 4. That pursuant to laws of Minnesota 1971, Chapter 824, to pay for the portion of the cost of local improvements which will not sustain a special assessment, there will be levied for the permanent improvement fund the sum of $490,000.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution is one of three setting the proposed maximum property tax levy for the year 2001. The proposed levy of $9,658,700 is 9.81% higher than the 2000 levy and reflects an increase of $193,800 for the continuing street improvement program; $100,000 for an increase in the permanent improvement fund to support the city's crack sealing and overlay program; $194,200 for an increase in debt service; $135,000 to cover a portion of the comprehensive plan; $140,000 for the Duluth transit authority, $100,000 for the Seaway Port authority.

The city council must approve and certify a proposed tax levy to St. Louis County no later than September 15. The council must adopt the final levy in December of the same or a lesser amount.