Sep 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Grand Forks property owners would see a one-mill increase in their taxes next year under a budget approved by the city council last night. The increase will cost the owner of a 100-thousand dollar home another four-dollars-50 cents a month. Councilman Terry Bjerke wasn’t happy with the size of the spending plan calling it too big. Council President Hal Gershman countered by saying the city is watchful of the bottom line. Final budget approval is expected in two-weeks.
Meanwhile...the Grand Forks Park Board is looking at a similar mill increase next year. Parks Director John Staley says the general fund budget is in good shape but the board is looking ahead to future special assessments that will be coming against park properties in south Grand Forks.