Minot's City Council will be considering a request to add 62 new city workers and raise property taxes and water rates.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Minot's City Council will be considering a request to add 62 new city workers and raise property taxes and water rates.
The proposal includes 18 new police officers and seven firefighters.
The public works department wants more equipment operators and maintenance staff.
Paying for the new workers would mean higher property taxes on Minot residents.
They would add up to more than $600 a year on a home that's worth $100,000.
The budget also includes 20 percent increases in costs for water, sewer and garbage collection.
The City Council has tentatively scheduled a public hearing for September 10th.
City finance director Cindy Hemphill tells the Minot Daily News the proposed budget reflects what's needed to continue Minot's recovery from last year's Souris River flooding.
(KFGO file photo)