A brief Q-and-A with the two incoming Cloquet City Councilors, who both ran unopposed in the November election so they haven't been profiled before in the Pine Journal. They replace outgoing councilors Erik Blesener and Herbert Johnson.
As of Tuesday night’s unanimous Cloquet City Council vote adopting the proposed 2011 budget and levy, the most the city will levy for 2011 is $2,650,000, an increase of 3.92 percent.
Council members could vote to levy less when they adopt the final budget Dec. 7, but not a penny more.
Cloquet City Council members and city staff held their third working session on the city’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan and proposed 2011 budget on Tuesday, and it appears the city’s 2011 proposed levy will increase by 3.92 percent, rather than the previously suggested 4.12 percent increase.
Cloquet City Council members were presented with a draft of the 2011 budget at Tuesday night’s council work session.
The grand total of all expenditures for the city of Cloquet in 2011 is estimated to be $12,282,520. That is down from the 2010 budget of $13,224,830.
The Cloquet City Council unanimously approved more than $180,000 in budget cuts at Tuesday’s regular meeting.
The reductions will be used to eliminate the 2010 General Fund budget deficit Cloquet incurred as the result of a reduction from the state in the city’s Market Value Homestead Credit of $170,435.
The city of Cloquet will look a little spiffier come April 24.
That’s the day some 90 young people and adults will hit the streets for five hours as part of Operation Cleanup, a fundraiser organized by area chapters of Young Life and Wyldlife.
Cloquet City Council members, city administrators and members of the public attended a special meeting Monday afternoon to discuss strategy regarding the Governor’s 2010 proposed $405,000 budget cuts to the city.
Experienced bow hunter John Sanders, who owns five acres of land on Boulder Drive on the north side of Cloquet, approached the Cloquet City Council last fall regarding the possibility of a legalized bow hunt within the city limits.
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