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2016 Budget Process
The Burnsville City Council takes final action on the annual budget each December. However, developing a budget is a year-round process with multiple meetings that begins formally in June.

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Click here to comment on the 2016 Budget

Burnsville Budgeting Calendar
The public is invited to attend any or all of the meetings where the Council discusses the budget. All meetings are held at Burnsville City Hall and will be shown live and replayed on Burnsville Civic Television Channel 16 and streamed online. City Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. 

2016 Council Budget Workbook Cover 2016 DRAFT Council Budget Workbook
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Property Tax Assistance

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Did you know 40 percent of homeowners are eligible for property tax relief, but only 30 percent apply?
Click here for information on property tax relief for both homeowners and renters.

The 2016 Budget will be discussed at the following meetings: 

Tuesday, June 9:         2014 Audit Presentation/2016 Budget Overview                  [Video]   [Presentation 8MB]
Tuesday: July 14:        Revenue Diversification/Fees & Charges Discussion           [Video]   [Presentation 8MB]
Tuesday, Aug. 11:       Discuss possible level for the maximum property tax levy    [Video]   [Presentation 5MB]
Tuesday, Sept. 8:        Adoption of the maximum property tax levy                           [Video]   [Presentation 2MB]
Tuesday, Oct. 27:        Department presentations                                                     [Video]    [Presentation 13MB]
Tuesday, Nov. 10:       General Fund & Property Tax Fund discussion                     [Video]   [Presentation 14MB]
Tuesday, Nov. 24:       Capital & Enterprise Fund discussion
Tuesday, Dec. 8:         Consider adoption of the 2016 budget

Typically, more than half of the property tax dollars the City collects are used to fund Burnsville's Public Safety services such as police, fire, emergency medical services and emergency management. Another 25 percent of the tax levy funds maintenance of streets, parks and snowplowing and other public works functions.

Changes in State Law have eliminated the need for a Truth-in-Taxation Public Hearings, although the Council has reserved time for formal public comment as part of its work sessions in November. 

Click here for information on past City budgets.

[Video] Special Delivery: City Services and Your Property Taxes
The League of Minnesota Cities has produced a short video designed to help city residents better understand the local property tax system. Special Delivery is a story about a typical Minnesota family that receives a property tax statement, which inspires conversations about city services and the factors that affect property tax rates. The video is approximately seven minutes in length.

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