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2014 Budget Planning
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, a process that begins formally in June.

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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 are held on Tuesdays, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

View the 2014 proposed budget.

The 2014 Budget will be discussed at the following meetings: 

Oct. 29:     Department presentations 
  
Nov. 12:    Review and discussion

Nov. 26:    Review and discussion 
               
Dec. 3:      Consider adoption of the 2014 Budget 

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.

TaxLevyChangesSince 2005, Burnsville has increased its tax levy by at least 2 percent less than the average of other market cities in the area.

The City Council approved a maximum tax levy increase of 5.7 percent for 2014. Most of that increase will be new revenue for the City, and not directly impact residential taxpayers:

4 percent from the decertification of a tax-increment financing district

.8 percent from new construction

The increase for residents will be limited to approximately .8 percent - or around $2.50 per month per household on the City portion of the tax bill.

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.

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