Mower County Board of Commissioners set 2022 preliminary tax levy at 3.9%

The Mower County Board of Commissioners set the preliminary tax levy for the county for 2022 during a work session following their last regularly scheduled meeting.  KAUS News spoke with Mower County Administrator Trish Harren, who stated that the preliminary levy was set at 3.9%, but she added that the board will be looking to lower that figure moving forward…

Harren went on to state that the county’s tax levy figure for 2022 could be contingent on an agreement with the city of Austin on the operations of the Law Enforcement Center, particularly dispatch services…

Harrent stated that a joint law enforcement center between a city and a county in Minnesota is a rare commodity…


Harren went on to state that the county is pleased with where the budget and tax levy for 2022 are currently at…

The county’s tax levy for 2022 must be finalized by the end of this month, and after that time, it may be lowered, but it cannot be raised.  The final tax levy for Mower County for 2022 would then be approved at the Board of Commissioners’ final meeting for 2021 in December. 

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