by Dennis Dalman
Sartell will have a zero-percent tax-rate increase in 2023, despite the inflation that has ravaged so much of national and local economies.
At its Dec. 12 city-council meeting, the members unanimously approved the city tax levy/budget for 2023. It is the fifth consecutive year Sartell has approved a tax levy that was below 1.5 percent. The average annual increase for the past 10 years has been 1.2 percent.
Each year, property taxes include three portions: city, county and school district. They city portion of that tax pays for city services that include streets, police, fire department, parks, snowplowing, the community center, disability accesses and more.
For more about the city’s zero tax-rate increase, read a longer story about it in the Dec. 23 Sartell Newsleader.