GF County 2021 Budget

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A 2021 budget for Grand Forks County will increase spending by about two-percent next year – but property taxes will come down a bit.

The $26.6 million dollar spending plan includes a 3% step salary increase for employees on their anniversary date and a three-percent bump in pay for elected officials in January. The size of the budget increases $539,604 dollars.

County Auditor Debbie Nelson says homeowners will see a tax savings as the levy shrinks 1.47 mills. The owner of a $200,000 home with no change in valuation would save $13.23. Agricultural and commercial properties would realize a property tax savings of $14.70.

The County Commission approved the spending plan Tuesday on a unanimous vote.

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The commission was also informed this week that the cost of the November Election could increase a little bit. Nelson says the bill for using the Alerus Center as a single voting site could double from ten to twenty-thousand dollars due to early voting.

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