Beltrami commissioners approve 2017 budget, tax levy
BEMIDJI—With 2016 winding down, the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners took action Tuesday to prepare financially for next year.
In a pair of 4-1 votes, the board approved both the 2017 expenditure budget, set at $81,805,299 and next year's property tax levy of $20,939,029, a 3.98 percent increase from 2016. In both votes, commissioners Joe Vene, Keith Winger, Richard Anderson and Tim Sumner were in favor while Jim Lucachick was against.
The commissioners also adopted the county's capital improvement plan, road improvement plan, and the county fee schedule.