Crosby City Council approves 2021 Budget, Levy from Monday’s meeting

Crosby City Council approves 2021 Budget, Levy from Monday’s meeting

December 16, 2020 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (12/16/20)

(Crosby, MN) —Heading into the final month of 2020 and many changes coming, the Crosby City Council held their first meeting in December to review and adopt the 2021 Budget and Tax Levy.

After no public comments from the Truth and Taxation Meeting, the Council considered the Utility Rate Changes to Utility Account for 2021, led by council member Diane Cash. 

The rate changes for Sewer increased and the Storm Water remaining the same for 2021 was approved by the Council. Approval was also given for Deerwood Technologies to provide IT support service for the City. Police Chief Andrew Rooney presented to the Council on a Body Camera policy for the Crosby Police Department.

Approval for the technology and services for the Body Cameras was approved. Going into the 2021 Budget, City Administrator Matthew Hill mentioned movements of funds throughout City Departments.

The Budget was approved by the Council as well as the 2021 Levy of $1,333,100.00. The 2021 Fee Schedule was tabled until after the New Year pending further discussion with other utility rate changes. City Health Insurance contributions will also be making a change in 2021.

The Council approved the 2nd option of an equal distribution between the City of Crosby and employees. Approval was also given to change orders for City Hall Water Service. 

The Crosby City Council is next scheduled to meet on Monday, December 28th.