Ada City Council Talks Budgeting; Sets Preliminary Levy at 5%

Ada City Council Talks Budgeting; Sets Preliminary Levy at 5%

September 14, 2022 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — The Ada City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night, September 13th at Council Chambers where they discussed their preliminary levy, an upcoming sewer project, water line repairs and more.

Next year’s budget and preliminary levy were the main focus of the meeting as the council deliberated a levy increase and keeping costs down for residents. The council ultimately chose to set the preliminary levy at a 5% increase, which can go down but not up when the final levy is set in December. Ada City Administrator Ashley Larson says they’re going to take a good look at next year’s budget before deciding on a final levy.

Moore Engineering was also on hand at Tuesday’s meeting to talk about next year’s proposed sewer project. Administrator Larson says the council agreed to move forward with putting the project out for bids at the end of the month.

And the council agreed to spend $17,000 to repair a water line break in front of city hall this week. Larson says its an unexpected cost, but they didn’t have a lot of choice in the matter.

In other news from Tuesday’s meeting, the Ada City Council agreed to sell a small adjacent lot to Jim Sargent for $1,800 and another lot in the water tower addition to Chris Stene for $2,500.

Councilmembers Kim Lewis and Josh Mathsen are expected to join the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this Thursday at 9am to further recap the meeting.