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FD City Council approves tax levy limits

Property tax levy to be about $20.42 per $1,000 taxable value

A cap was placed on certain elements of the Fort Dodge city government’s property tax rate for the 2021-2022 fiscal year Monday evening.

A relatively new state law requires cities to establish a maximum limit on parts of their levy before the proposed budget is approved. The Fort Dodge City Council did that Monday.

These limits were set as follows:

• 8.10 for the general fund.

• 6.12 for employee benefits.

• 61 cents for emergency management.

• 46 cents for property and liability insurance.

• 34 cents for Dodger Area Rapid Transit.

• 27 cents to help balance the general fund.

• 12 cents for Citizens Central.

Those levies total $16.02 per $1,000 of taxable value.

The council approved those limits unanimously.

Those figures do not include a couple of other levies, the biggest of which is for paying off general obligation bond debt.

City officials have said the 2021-2022 property tax levy will be about $20.42 per $1,000 of taxable value.

The total city budget for the next fiscal year will be about $88 million.

In other business Monday, the council gave final approval to giving up city ownership of some property on the southwest side of the roundabout intersection of First Avenue South and South Sixth Street.

The council also gave final approval to rezoning the Davita Health building at 117 S. 25th St. from shopping center commercial to arterial commercial.

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