Council sets preliminary 2011 budget, levy
The Hastings City Council approved a preliminary budget and tax levy for 2011 at its Tuesday meeting. The preliminary budget is set at $25,761,519.
Council members set the property tax levy at $11,264,000 - $317,000 lower than last year's levy, city administrator Dave Osberg pointed out.
The preliminary tax levy is a maximum.
"From this point on we can only go lower," said finance director Char Stark.