Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Hennepin County Treasurer: Important Tax Information

Time to get out our pitchforks and bails of tea. Bring your tax statements.

As always, poised strategically after this year's Nov. 3 elections, our Hennepin County Treasurer has mailed us IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION. In our "Proposed Property Tax for 2010" the treasurer also includes notice of undoubtedly obligatory TNT ("Truth in Taxation") budget meetings with our elected and unelected local rulers.

Conservatives must embrace (or grapple with) ALL levels of Government, but especially Local Government.

Perhaps you've already missed some "TNT" meetings, but here is an Final-Levy enhanced list of the Treasurer's dates for Hennepin County, Metro Council, Hopkins ISD 270, Golden Valley, Hopkins, and St. Louis Park:

Tue Dec 1, 7:30 PM: Hopkins TNT?, Council Chambers, Hopkins City Hall.
Thu Dec 3, 6:00 PM: HC TNT, Henn Cty Commissioner Board Room, A2400 Govt. Center, Mpls.
Mon Dec 7, 7:30 PM: SLP TNT, City Hall, St. Louis Park.
Tue Dec 8, 6:30 PM: GV "Informal Meeting", City Council Chambers, GV.
Wed Dec 9, 6:00 PM: Metro Council TNT and Final Levy, 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul. (SEARCH for "Levy".)
Tue Dec 15, 1:30 PM: HC Final Levy Vote, Commissioner Board Room, A2400 Govt. Center, Mpls.
Tue Dec 15, 7:30 PM: Hopkins Final Levy Vote?, Council Chambers, Hopkins City Hall.
Tue Dec 15, 7:00 PM: GV TNT and Final Levy Vote, City Council Chambers, GV.
Thu Dec 17, 6:00 PM: ISD 270 TNT and Final Levy Vote, Dist. Conf. Ctr., 1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins.
Mon Dec 21, 6:30? PM:SLP Final Levy Vote, City Hall, St. Louis Park.

Perhaps not in the spirit of "Truth in Taxation", actual Levy votes occur for Hennepin County and Hopkins on 12/15 and for SLP on 12/21. Our most pertinent TNTs are for Golden Valley, Metropolitan Council, and Hopkins ISD 270. The Hopkins ISD 270 TNT will undoubtedly include the Board's Final Vote on the substantial (maximal 3.206%) Levy Increase. This subject is not yet even disclosed on their official December 2009 Agenda and Calendar site (click "Calendar" or "Meetings" in header) accessed via their official
Hopkins ISD 270 Board Agenda Minutes page.

See Hennepin County Board approves 2010 maximum tax levy, sets public hearing for Dec. 3 to note that "The final Hennepin County, HCRRA and HCHRA budgets and tax levies will be adopted at the board’s Tuesday, Dec. 15, meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room."

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