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2016 - 2017 Water & Sewer Rate Comparison
Utility Rate Study

The Finance Department provides financial support services and fiscal management to the entire City government organization.  It provides for the processing of all accounting transactions for all funds of the City, including the daily financial operations of processing accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility billing, and risk management. It manages the collection of revenues and investment of funds, assists in the issuance of bonds and other indebtedness of the City, and prepares periodic and annual financial and budget reports. The department coordinates the City's budget compilation and development, manages the administration of special assessments, and provides assistance with the Capital Improvement Program as well as the Tax Increment Financing Plan.

Dawn Meyer Finance DirectorDawn Meyer

Finance Director

952-873-5553

dmeyer@ci.belleplaine.mn.us

 

 

Utility Rate Study

The City's Utility Rate Study was prepared by Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP, the City's auditing firm to assist with determining the current utility rate structure and beyond.

Credit Rating

The City of Belle Plaine has been recently upgraded to an "AA-" credit rating from an" A", according to Standard and Poors.

Budget

The City portion of your property tax bill pays for services such as police, ambulance service, street maintenance, snow plowing, park maintenance, recreation programming, code enforcement, and community development.

Budget Process

Each year, the City Council and staff develop a proposed budget to fund the City's services for the upcoming year. The process of budget development begins in mid-summer when staff prepares an initial proposed budget. The City Council receives the proposed budget in late summer. During the fall, the Council considers the proposed budget over several budget meetings or work sessions. The Truth in Taxation hearing is the culmination of this budget process.

Property Taxes

The City of Belle Plaine conducts it annual Truth in Taxation hearing in December.  For property valuation inquiries, property owners may contact the Scott County Assessor's Office. Click here for information on property taxes.

The following link is provided by the League of Minnesota Cities to help explain property taxes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2V20az-UXw

       

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