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County levy up 7 percent
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

After months of meetings and countless hours crunching the numbers, Douglas County certified Tuesday its 2009 property tax levy and annual budget.

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In their final meeting before the New Year, county commissioners set the final levy at $21,910,347 - a 7.39 percent increase over 2008 - and the budget at $48,314,491 - a 22.34 percent jump over the 2008 budget.

Top 10 County Expenditures for 2009

10. Police Dispatch $732,680

9. County Attorney $784,815

8. Library $836,256

7. Building Maintenance $1,078,067

6. Bonds and Interest $2,508,390

5. Sheriff $2,843,865

4. Jail $3,462,681

3. Public Health $4,474,079

2. Social Services $8,430,170

1. Public Works $16,999,155

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