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Stutsman County Commission approves 2023 budget

The value of a mill increased about $4,600 from 2021 to 2022.

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JAMESTOWN – The Stutsman County Commission unanimously approved its budget for 2023 on Thursday, Oct. 6.

The 2023 budget includes revenues of more than $30.4 million, which is an increase of more than $5.2 million from 2022, and expenditures of more than $29.7 million, a $3.2 million increase from 2022.

Significant revenue increases include $3 million in Prairie Dog funds, $100,000 in state aid and $415,000 in state highway aid, said Jessica Alonge, Stutsman County auditor/chief operating officer.

Significant expenditure increases include about $848,800 in total payroll costs including salaries and benefits to eligible employees, $247,000 in capital asset purchases, $233,000 in maintenance and repairs, $354,000 in service contracts and about $120,700 in operating expenses.

The Stutsman County Commission also unanimously approved the certification of the 2022 property tax levies.

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The total mill levy increased by 0.87 mill in 2022 from 73.94 mills to 74.81 mills.

The value of a mill increased about $4,600 from 2021 to 2022. The value of a mill for 2022 is $136,151.

The tax implication of the 2022 mill rate on a home valued at $150,000 increased $5.87 from the previous year.

Masaki Ova joined The Jamestown Sun in August 2021 as a reporter. He grew up on a farm near Pingree, N.D. He majored in communications at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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