Residents mum at first public hearing
Maybe they’re just waiting for the second public budget and tax levy hearing, but Monday night, continuing what seems to be a longstanding tradition in New Hampton, nary a word was spoken or written when it came to the 2020-21 budget and tax levy for the city.
Unlike past years, however, residents have two chances to speak up as the Iowa Legislature last year passed a bill requiring cities to hold two public hearings on its budget and levy.
New Hampton’s proposed tax levy for next year is set for $13.98433 per $1,000 assessed valuation next year, up 7.5 percent from this year’s levy, which was $13.22579 per $1,000 assessed valuation.
For more on this story see the March 10 Tribune.