City council approves 2022 budget

The Minot City Council gave final approval to a $175 million budget for 2022 Monday.

The estimated tax increase over this year’s budget is less than half a mill, or $1.80 per $100,000 of residential property.

The budget also includes increases to sewer fees. The average residential user using 1,200 cubic feet of water would see a total change in the water and sewer bill from $109.73 a month to $112.38 a month.

The council previously cut about $400,000 from its preliminary budget after making choices about how many new positions to add.

The budget adds six positions and moves four part-time positions to full time. The full-time positions are a police computer forensics technician, two emergency dispatchers, plumbing inspector, mechanic and a senior buildings and grounds worker. The part-time positions that would go to full-time are an administrative clerk in Community Development, parts clerk/bus driver, buildings and grounds worker and light equipment operator/scale attendant at the landfill.

The total tax levy required to support the 2022 budget is about $26 million, which is estimated to require a tax of 121.69 mills, up from 121.29 mills budgeted for 2021. The actual levy will be computed by the county auditor’s office based on finalized property valuation in the city.


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