EGF on LGA
East Grand Forks officials say a revised funding formula working its way through the legislature bodes well for the city in terms of Local Government Aid. Administrator Scott Huizenga says under the original LGA plan the city would see a bump in funding to the tune of 250-thousand dollars only to have levels drop over subsequent years. The revised funding plan calls for less money up front but more money in later years to a maximum of two-point-six million dollars. Huizenga told members of the city council that’s about one-million dollars more than originally planned. A provision in the bill protects EGF from housing lost during the 1997 flood.
East Grand Forks officials are in St-Paul to voice support for the plan and other legislation impacting the city.