August 9, 16, 2017
NOTICE OF HEARING
Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 103D.911, notice is hereby given that the Board of Managers of the Red Lake Watershed District will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2018 General Fund Budget at 9:30 a.m., August 24, 2017, at the Red Lake Watershed District Office, 1000 Pennington Avenue South, Thief River Falls, MN 56701.  The following is the 2018 proposed budget:
PROPOSED 2017 BUDGET
Manager’s fees and salaries    $ 20,000
Board of managers’ expense    $ 22,000
Staff salaries    $ 461,000
Payroll taxes    $ 35,266.50
Employee benefits    $ 108,368.50
Travel and meetings    $ 5,000
Audit    $ 9,000
Legal    $ 15,000
Office supplies    $ 15,000
Office equipment    $ 18,000
Appraisers and Viewers    $ 2,000
Professional Services    $ 20,000
Dues and Subscriptions    $ 10,000
Insurance and Bonds    $ 25,000
Repairs and Maintenance-building
$ 15,000
Utilities    $ 10,000
Advertising and publications    $ 4,000
Telephone    $ 11,000
Vehicle expense and maintenance
$ 14,000
Engineering supplies    $ 3,000
Engineering equipment    $ 40,000
TOTAL    $ 862,635
LESS: ESTIMATED OVERHEAD
($ 691,500)
LESS: MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE
($ 7,000)
PROPOSED 2018 GENERAL FUND BUDGET    $ 164,135
PROPOSED 2018 GENERAL FUND TAX LEVY    $ 0
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND
An ad valorem tax of .0004836 times the taxable market value for 2017, collectible for 2018, will be levied on all taxable property within the Red Lake Watershed District.  One-half of the levy will remain in the District for projects listed below; the other one-half of the levy will be sent to the Red River Watershed Management Board for projects within the Red River Basin.
Permitting system
Benchmarks
Flood Control studies/projects
Stream gauging
Water quality studies/projects
Rivers
Watershed hydrologic analysis
Lakes
Bank stabilization

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