Three Rivers Board Will Hold Public Hearing About 2018 Budget

November 09, 2017

The Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing about the 2018 general fund budget and operating levy. The public hearing will be held at 5:30 PM Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center, 3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth.

Three Rivers Park District’s operating budget is primarily funded by a property tax levy collected in suburban Hennepin County. For 2018, the proposed operating levy is $31,438,187, an increase of $2,626,946 (9.1 percent) from 2016. However, the increase in the operating levy is fully offset by a decrease in the debt levy. Therefore, the total tax levy for 2018 will be $41,440,519, which is the same amount levied in 2017.

The proposed 2018 general fund operating budget totals $39,432,770, which is an increase of $2,687,935, or 7.3 percent, from the 2017 budget. A portion of the 2018 budget and tax levy ($1.5 million) is being used for one-time costs in 2018 so that a portion of the budget and tax levy increase can be used to limit increases for 2019.

View the proposed budget. Copies of the budget are also available for review at the Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center.

Following the public hearing, the Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners will consider adopting the 2018 general fund budget at the regular Board meeting on Nov. 16. The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is expected to review Three Rivers Park District’s general fund budget on Nov. 21, and the Park District Board will consider approval of the final 2018 property tax levy and reaffirmation of the 2018 general fund budget on Dec. 21.