Fargo City Commission Approves 2016 Budget

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The Fargo City Commission approves its 2016 budget.

It includes a 2.25 mills levy reduction.

Some people showed up at Monday’s meeting voicing their concerns regarding the 10 percent property tax cut that the commission approved last month.

The tax cut is actually offset by a 12 percent increase in property values citywide.

One of the major concerns was how the property tax cut will affect school and park funding.

“The reduction we’re talking about only affects the city of Fargo. There was no reduction in schools or in parks and there was no reduction in services, or any of those types of things in fact we are spending more next year than we did this year,” says Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig.
The city’s property tax rate will be 4 percent lower next year.