Public Hearing: 2023 Budget

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On December 6, 2022, the City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss the 2023 budget and proposed tax levy. On December 8, 2022, the HRA will hold their public hearing to approve the levy ($244,400) that is part of the overall budget. As required by law, the public hearing will allow for public input before City Council approval. The proposed budget includes a tax levy of $49,855,000, which is 9.89% increase over the 2022 levy. The increase is needed to fund general wage increases, workers’ compensation cost increases, and other inflationary cost pressures the City is experiencing. Without this funding, the City will not have the resources to continue to provide the current level of services. The increase also includes a $1 million Special Park Improvement levy to fund needed capital improvements at park facilities and playgrounds across the City.

Highlights of the proposed 2023 budget include:

  • Increase in personnel budgets to attract and retain employees
  • New staff in Fire, Police and Assessing
  • Fire Station 2 planning
  • Proactive sidewalk maintenance inspections
  • Increased street sweeping and quality
  • Playground equipment replacement at Fox Meadow, Wooddale and Strachauer parks and park and recreation facility improvements
  • Special Park Improvement Levy

Comment here.


On December 6, 2022, the City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss the 2023 budget and proposed tax levy. On December 8, 2022, the HRA will hold their public hearing to approve the levy ($244,400) that is part of the overall budget. As required by law, the public hearing will allow for public input before City Council approval. The proposed budget includes a tax levy of $49,855,000, which is 9.89% increase over the 2022 levy. The increase is needed to fund general wage increases, workers’ compensation cost increases, and other inflationary cost pressures the City is experiencing. Without this funding, the City will not have the resources to continue to provide the current level of services. The increase also includes a $1 million Special Park Improvement levy to fund needed capital improvements at park facilities and playgrounds across the City.

Highlights of the proposed 2023 budget include:

  • Increase in personnel budgets to attract and retain employees
  • New staff in Fire, Police and Assessing
  • Fire Station 2 planning
  • Proactive sidewalk maintenance inspections
  • Increased street sweeping and quality
  • Playground equipment replacement at Fox Meadow, Wooddale and Strachauer parks and park and recreation facility improvements
  • Special Park Improvement Levy

Comment here.

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