Swift County passes 1% levy increase on 4-1 vote

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Swift County’s Board of Commissioners voted  4 to 1 to increase the real estate tax levy by 1 percent for 2021 at their Dec. 15 meeting. With the 1 percent increase, the levy will increase by $100,000 to $11,441,623.

Those tax revenues will help support budgeted expenditures of $22,965,163. However, commissioners expect they will have to draw about $100,000 from their reserves in 2021 with total budgeted revenues of $22,860,655.

Swift County is also expecting $600,150 in County Program Aids (CPA) from the State of Minnesota. Commissioners were not certain all those state funds would be coming their way as predictions of a state budget deficit as high as $4.6 billion was thrown around earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact...


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