SL City Budget Public Hearing Set

The Storm Lake City Council will hold a public hearing on March fifth for the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July first.

City finance director Brian Oakleaf says it includes 19-thousand dollars in funds to outside agencies… 68-thousand dollars to Storm Lake United from hotel and motel taxes… 20-thousand dollars earmarked in a development fund, with a specific purpose to be determined later… and 20-thousand dollars to fund a community survey. The budget also includes 75-hundred dollars in RIDES, split between ticket reimbursement and direct funding.

The proposed budget calls for a tax asking of $14.06 per thousand dollar valuation… down from the current $14.27.