Beltrami County levy to increase 3.98 percent after 3-2 vote
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners moved the budget process forward Tuesday by adopting the proposed 2017 property tax levy in a 3-2 vote.
The levy, introduced to commissioners at their Sept. 6 meeting, totals at $20,939,029, a 3.98 percent increase over the previous year's levy of $20,137,494. With the proposed levy now adopted, county officials will have the opportunity to decrease, but not increase, the amount before the final levy is approved in December.
In favor of the proposed levy were Commissioners Joe Vene, Keith Winger and Richard Anderson, while Jim Lucachick and Tim Sumner voted against.