Here is a government waste of money. The statements that we send are mandated by the state of Minnesota. They are also meaningless and the postage costs too much. They are meaningless because the preliminary adopted tax levy has nothing to do with the actual (it simply sets a maximum). In the city’s case the preliminary was 8.5% and the actual was 3.5%. There is no reason why we can’t just post this information online and save a huge expense. All of our citizens have free access to the internet at our library.
Here is the invoice for the city’s share. The county and school district are also being mandated to throw this money away. I know it’s not much, but I hate government waste.