Scandia council

A homeowner addressed the Scandia council on Monday, April 7, asking for a lower property tax bill. Seated at the table are Assessor Frank Langer, council members Dan Lee and Chris Ness, City Administrator Kristina Handt, Mayor Randall Simonson and council members Sally Swanson and Jim Schneider. More than half of the 39 Scandia residents [...]

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$200,000 purchase gets 3-2 vote An electronic data storage system for city staff to quickly and easily retrieve records: $12,709. A strut kit to stabilize a vehicle that needs to be cut after an accident: $5,458 (donated by the Scandia Fire Relief Association). A new dump truck to give the expanded public works department three snowplow [...]

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Transforming Pilar Road into a safer gravel road with better drainage could cost more than $350,000. The engineering report was presented at the Jan. 8 Scandia City Council work session. Most city streets in Scandia are paved, thanks to a decision by the board of supervisors when Scandia was a township. But Pilar Road and [...]

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No increase from 2013 This year’s levy of $2,171,074 is the same number as last year’s in Scandia. The council passed the levy and budget at the Dec. 17 council meeting. The city’s portion of the tax bill for a property in Scandia may even decrease slightly, as valuations have decreased by 9.8 percent since 2013. [...]

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