Friday, December 14, 2012
Here’s a look back at Tuesday’s Rice County Board of Commissioners meeting.
Here’s a look back at Tuesday’s Rice County Board of Commissioners meeting. The agenda is attached to this post as a PDF. The commissioners: Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Friday, May 11, 2012
While first-half property taxes are due May 15, officials at the Auditor-Treasurer Office say fewer people are waiting until the last minute to pay.
When they pay their bill, many homeowners in Rice County and throughout the state of Minnesota are shelling out more. That’s the case even though the value of their homes probably are falling or staying flat because of the nation’s housing continuing woes. The Minnesota Legislature’s decision last year to change the way homestead property taxes are calculated—eliminating the Market Value Homestead Credit and replacing it with the Homestead Market Value Exclusion—has put property owners on the hook for a larger portion of the cost of government. Under the new calculation, the state no longer pays local governments a credit for property taxes. The tax base, though, is smaller because a portion of the value of properties valued below $418,300…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A look back at Tuesday's Rice County Board of Commissioners meeting.
The Rice County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday set new salaries for the county's four elected officials—attorney, auditor/treasurer, recorder and sheriff. Each elected official received a retroactive .5-percent increase on their salary, effective Jan. 1, and will get another .5-percent increase July 1. Commissioners in December froze their salaries at $28,504, while keeping the board chair's salary at $29,359, according to county records. Other items from Tuesday's meeting included authorizing an advertisement for bids for a community corrections renovation project, a public hearing for grants for McCullough Park and awarding a contract for sealcoating projects. A full agenda is attached as a PDF. Be sure to follow Northfield Patch on …