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Morris City Council sets preliminary tex levy with 6.9 percent increase over 2012

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MORRIS - The Morris City Council has passed a preliminary 2013 budget of about $9.17 million, with a preliminary tax levy of about $1.34 million - a 6.9 percent increase over 2012. From this point forward, the city can only lower the proposed tax levy.


City Manager Blaine Hill told the council that he was still shooting for a levy increase of between three and five percent. In a memo to the council, Hill outlined a few issues in the budget:

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.