Burleigh County and the city of Bismarck will hold public hearings for their 2022 budgets this week.
Bismarck's hearing will take place during the city commission meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Tom Baker Room of the City/County Building.
Bismarck's preliminary 2022 budget -- which includes almost $4 million in property tax increases -- is the second part of a plan the commission put into place last year to ensure city services are fully funded.
The general fund budget is just over $71 million, and the total preliminary budget is $330 million. As a comparison, the 2021 total budget is $238.6 million, and the general fund budget -- funded largely by property and sales taxes -- is about $58 million.
If the budget is approved, a property valued at $240,000 would see about $126 in new taxes. Residents would see about a 2% increase in water fees and a 5% increase in sewer fees, as well.
The county's hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Tom Baker Room of the City/County Building.
The county's preliminary general fund budget -- funded partly by property taxes -- is approximately $30 million; the total preliminary budget is about $62 million. The 2021 budget is about $56 million with about $27 million in the general fund budget.
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Property in Bismarck with an average value of $255,000 would see about $42 in tax increases under the county's budget. Similarly valued property outside city limits would see about $30.
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