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More budget hearings are set for next week

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HARTINGTON — Area residents will soon get their chance to examine the proposed expenditures of area governmental entities as several budget hearings will be held in the upcoming days.

Details of these budgets can be found in the pages of this week’s Cedar County News. Several were also published last week.

The Hartington-Newcastle Public School will hold a special hearing Monday, Sept. 14, to set the final tax request for its 20-21 budget year.

The local school district is asking for $5.214 million in property taxes to support a $10.4 million operating budget for the next fiscal year. This is $175,337 higher than last year’s tax asking.

The city of Hartington will also hold its budget hearing Sept. 14, at the City Office, to vote on a proposed $4,074,794 budget. This is a two percent increase over last year’s city budget. The city will require $637,000 in property taxes to help fund the operating budget. This is a one percent increase over the 2019-20 tax request.

Cedar County Ag Society will hold its budget hearing Sept. 9. The Ag Society is proposing a decreased budget this year. The Ag Society is seeking a $375,000 budget, which is quite a bit less than the $553,514 the Ag Society used for disbursements and transfers during the 2019-20 budget year.

The St. Helena Village Board will meet Sept. 14 to enact its 2020-21 budget. The Fordyce Village Board will meet Sept. 15 to enact its budget.

Lewis and Clark NRD will hold its budget hearing on Sept. 15.

Wynot Public School will hold its budget hearing Sept. 16 at the school. The village of Wynot will hold its budget hearing that same day.

The final area budget hearing will be held by the Hartington Airport Authority Sept. 21.

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