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Apple Valley City Council Expected to Approve Preliminary Tax Levy, Proposed Budget

The council is scheduled to conduct two special meetings on Tuesday, rather than meeting on its typical meeting day of Thursday.

Taxes are on the agenda for Tuesday night’s special Apple Valley City Council meeting.

The council is expected to approve the city’s proposed 2013 budget and preliminary tax levy, as well as to set the date when residents can voice their opinions about city finances.

Before Sept. 15 of each year, city and county governments are mandated by the state to approve their preliminary tax levies for the upcoming year. The preliminary tax levy is the ceiling at which local governments can set their taxes, meaning that figure can stay the same or be reduced when the actual tax levy is adopted in December.

The preliminary levy also is the figure the county auditor uses to calculate truth-in-taxation statements, which are distributed to property owners in November.

The tax levy is one of a number of items on the table Tuesday for the council, which typically meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. However, this week, the council is conducting two meetings on Tuesday.

Agenda items for the council’s 5:30 p.m. special informal meeting include:

• Bid results for improvements at the 147th Street transit station skyway.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority joint powers agreement.

• program update

• ABLE construction project update

Among the agenda items for the council’s 7 p.m. special meeting are:

• Approval of the consent agenda. Items on the consent agenda can be viewed on the city’s meeting agenda, which is available by clicking here.

• Apple Valley Firefighters Relief Association’s 34th annual booya Sept. 15 at Fire Station 1.

• Public hearing and resolution for giving host approval to issuance of Health Care Revenue Refunding Bonds for the Evercare Senior Living projects.

OTHER APPLE VALLEY MEETINGS THIS WEEK

• Telecommunications Advisory Committee, 7 p.m. Monday at the Apple Valley Municipal Center

• Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the municipal center.

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