WILLMAR—Despite the need to hire new staff in several departments, Kandiyohi County only had to raise the 2022 tax levy 1.5% over the 2021 levy. The levy was set at $35,335,704, up from the $34,813,214 approved for 2021.
“I am pleased we’ve been able to keep it at 1.5%,” said Commissioner Rollie Nissen. “That has always been my goal, to hold it down.”
The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved both the tax levy and 2022 budget Thursday evening, following the annual Truth-in-Taxation public hearing.
“That is the third lowest levy increase in the last 10 years,” said County Administrator Larry Kleindl.
The approved, balanced budget is $78,842,600. Approximately $41 million will be funded with the county’s income outside of property taxes, including fees and $921,000 from reserves. The levy makes up the difference.
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