The Rosemount City Council last night approved next year’s final budgets, including an increase in the City’s property tax levy of 3.5%.
The increase on a home at the median value in Rosemount, which is $250,700, will be $18 for the year. The new level will be $71 less than the tax on the median-valued home in the City in 2008.
Additional fees collected by the City related to development are projected to help offset increased personnel costs. The City is adding three new positions to improve efficiency in the Parks and Recreation, Police, and Public Works departments.
Rosemount is expected to have the second lowest municipal levy percentage increase in Dakota County for 2017, while still maintaining service levels and long-range equipment and facilities replacement schedules.
Full details of the new budgets are on the City website, www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/budget. Trends can be seen in the Transparency section of the site, www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/transparency.