Minot City Council holds special meeting to review 2017 budget

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MINOT, N.D. - A special Minot City Council meeting was held Monday to review the 2017 preliminary budget.

The Committee of the Whole addressed questions and asked for public input, further explaining how the budget is formed and executed.

A few of the budget items to remember include:

The budget being reduced to $17.9 million, ensuring no tax increase to citizens.

The city council plans to continue sales tax toward the Flood Control project, adding that the city will need to plan for significantly greater local funding.

There will also be an increase to garbage rates to fund land for the expansion of the landfill.

In addition, the design for Fire Station Five was added to the budget, costing an additional $315 thousand, to be funded by cash reserves.

No one came forward for the public input portion.

More information on the budget can be found on the City of Minot website or Facebook page.