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Levy, not fees, will pay for street work

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There's good news and there's bad news for Farmington taxpayers.

The good news for those who have raised objections over the past few months is that the city of Farmington will not rely on franchise fees charged by electric and gas utility companies to pay for seal coating projects in the city.


But the seal coating projects still need to be paid for, and come next fall, that will mean higher taxes for residents.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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