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Tax increase likely for Farmington in 2015

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With a proposed 6.6 percent net tax levy increase on the books for 2015, Farmington City Council members have officially started their budgeting process.


At a Monday workshop, council members got the first look at the proposed general fund and debt service fund budgets and tax levies for 2015. The early numbers present a budget of $3 million in revenues, and $11.5 in expenditures, according to the draft provided by Farmington finance director Robin Hanson.

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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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