Resolution Number 01-11 Supporting LGA
RESOLUTION NUMBER 01-11
SUPPORTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT AID
WHEREAS, LGA is a state funded property tax relief program that helps reduce the property tax burden on homeowners and businesses in Mountain Iron; and,
WHEREAS, without LGA property taxes would have to be increased by 100% or services would have to be cut even more in Mountain Iron; and,
WHEREAS, LGA to Mountain Iron has already been cut $342,640 since; and,
WHEREAS, the city will have to increase taxes on its residents and businesses and lower services if LGA is cut or eliminated; and,
WHEREAS, higher property taxes and lower services in Mountain Iron will make it even less competitive for jobs and economic growth with suburban cities in Minnesota and in cities in other states; and,
WHEREAS, the state has certified that Mountain Iron will receive $1,354,430 in LGA for 2011; and
WHEREAS, the city has set its budget and will be several months into its budget year before the Legislature acts on the state budget; and,
WHEREAS, LGA has already been cut over $1 billion and city property taxes are up 59% since 2003.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MOUNTAIN IRON CITY COUNCIL, that the City of Mountain Iron urges the Legislature to keep its promise and pay the city the $1,354,430 of LGA it already certified to the city for 2011.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Legislature maintain funding for LGA at its current funding level for 2011 and 2012.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon passage, this resolution be forwarded to the Governor, the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader, and to the members of the State Legislature representing the city of Mountain Iron.
DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 20th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2010.
Mayor Gary Skalko