Budget

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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City Council 2021 Budget Discussions

*Meeting agendas, presentations and videos will be added the week of each meeting.

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 BCTV Ch. 16/HD Ch. 859 and streamed online.

City Council meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Date Meeting Topic Video Presentation
Tuesday, May 19 County Assessor's Presentation May 19 Video May 19 Presentation (PDF)
Tuesday, June 9 Preliminary Budget Presentation June 9 Video June 9 Presentation (PDF)
Tuesday, June 16 2019 Audit Presentation June 16 Video June 16 Presentation (PDF)
Tuesday, Aug. 25 Max Tax/CIP Discussion Aug. 25 Video Aug. 25 Presentation (PDF)
Tuesday, Sept. 22 Adoption of Max Tax Sept. 22 Video Sept. 22 Presentation (PDF)
Saturday, Sept. 26 Fund Balance and Levy Projections Discussion Sept. 26 Video Sept. 26 Presentation (PDF)
Tuesday, Oct. 27 Department Presentations Oct. 27 Video Oct. 27 Presentation (PDF)
Tuesday, Nov. 10 Budget Presentation    
Tuesday, Nov. 24 Budget Presentation    
Tuesday, Dec. 8 Adoption of Budget, CIP, Levy,  Fee & Charges    

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.

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Property Tax Programs

Question mark iconPrograms are available to help reduce property taxes for various types of property and owners across Minnesota. An overview of these programs are offered on the Minnesota Department of Revenue website.