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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Three Rivers Park District Budget Hearing

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

inside the Eastman Nature Center

Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center
3000 Xenium Lane N.
Plymouth, MN , 55441


Public hearing about the Three Rivers Park District 2016 general fund budget and operating levy.

The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing about the 2016 general fund budget and operating levy.

The proposed 2016 general fund operating budget totals $35,871,378, which is an increase of $1,196,420, or 3.45 percent, from the 2015 budget. The operating budget is primarily funded by a property tax levy collected in suburban Hennepin County. For 2016, the proposed operating levy is $28,096,241, an increase of $414,953 (1.5 percent) from 2015. However, the increase in the operating levy is partially offset by a decrease in the debt levy. Therefore, the total tax levy for 2016 will be $41,494,979, which is a $287,709 increase (0.7 percent) from the amount levied in 2015.

The proposed budget will be available on the Park District’s website beginning on November 13. Copies of the budget also are available for review at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center.

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Following the public hearing, the Three Rivers Board will consider adopting the 2016 general fund budget at the regular Board meeting on November 19. The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is expected to review Three Rivers Park District’s general fund budget on November 24, and the Park District Board will consider approval of the final 2016 property tax levy and reaffirmation of the 2016 general fund budget on December 17.

About Three Rivers Park District

Three Rivers Park District is a nature-based park system that manages park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and special-use facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Three Rivers Park District’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. The Park District owns and operates more than 27,000 acres and serves nearly 11 million visitors a year.


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