Blue Earth County 0% Levy Hike 21 Dec 11

The Blue Earth County Board approved a 0% increase of the county’s 2012 property tax levy on Tuesday. The measure was approved unanimously, along with the 2012 Blue Earth County Budget. County officials say that residents should see no change when it comes to property taxes at the county level. A proposal to give non-union county employees a salary increase was amended to exclude county commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting as well. The affected county employees currently make at least $47,000 a year.