Ada City Council Sets Levy at 4%
Ada, MN — The Ada City Council held their final regular monthly meeting of the 2021 year on Tuesday night, December 8th where they approved the 2022 budget and set the final tax levy. The council had debated back and forth between and 5% or 4% levy increase for the coming year, but in an effort to ease taxpayer burden approved a levy increase of 4%, according to Ada City Administrator Ashley Larson.
Dan Hanson from Moore Engineering was present at this week’s meeting where he updated the council on the potential for increased funding for infrastructure projects coming from the legislature. With that potential, he requested that the council move forward with feasibility studies to get a jump start should that funding become available.
Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Visser also approached the council on behalf of the Fire Relief Association requesting an increase to their annual retirement contribution from $1075 to $1500, to which the council approved. Administrator Larson notes that the city does not actually fund their retirement and explains their role in the process.
And the council approved a number of donations to community projects and organizations, which comes from their gambling funds. Larson says with those gambling funds continuing to increase, they chose to increase their maximum allowable donation as well.
The Ada City Council also approved a one-year joint powers agreement with the Borup Fire Department. Ada Mayor John Hintz will further recap this week’s meeting on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this Thursday at 9am on 106.5 KRJB.