Ada City Council Deliberates 2022 Levy Increases & American Rescue Plan Funding

Ada City Council Deliberates 2022 Levy Increases & American Rescue Plan Funding

August 11, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — The Ada City Council spent some significant time discussing next year’s budget at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night, one month ahead of when the preliminary tax levy needs to be submitted. The council has approved levy increases of 5% for the past three years, but previous to that had nearly a decade without any increase to taxpayers. Ada Mayor John Hintz says the council deliberated whether or not they should continue with those 5% increases this year, or try to dial it back.

A budget session has been set for Monday, August 30th at 6pm.

The Ada City Council also heard from Ada City Administrator Ashley Larson on some proposed uses for the first round of American Rescue Plan funding. This year the city was given approximately $82,000 and the council approved the Administrator’s requests for funding, which includes IT equipment, Dekko funding, and more.

The city will receive another $82,000 in 2022.

And the council passed a resolution establishing a ban on nonessential water use. This falls in-line with the current water restrictions put in place by the Public Works Department, but a resolution approved by the council was required by the state. Mayor Hintz asks residents to do their best to conserve water.

The Ada City Council also approved quotes for a new transformer and electric wire for Public Works, approved a pay request from Moore Engineer to close out the Water Tower project, approved a bid to fix the gravel road behind the Dekko from Visser Grading, and approved donations to the Ada Fire Department, Benedictine Foundation, and the Ada-Borup-West Volleyball team.