Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Resolution
2017-264

Resolution Requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation Set the Maximum Property Tax Levy for the 2018 Budget at an Estimated Amount of $62,201,719, an Increase of 4.1 Percent, to be Allocated to the Park and Recreation Levy in the Amount of $60,449,546 and the Tree Preservation and Reforestation Levy in the Amount of $1,752,173

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Whereas, The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) funds the majority of its operations in the General Fund with an annual property tax levy;

 

Whereas, The Board of Estimate and Taxation sets the maximum amount of the MRPB property tax levy;

 

Whereas, The MPRB may adopt its annual property tax levy at an amount equal to or less than the maximum amount set by the Board of Estimate and Taxation;

 

Whereas, The MPRB shall maintain a Park and Recreation Levy for the general fund operations of the MPRB;

 

Whereas, The MPRB shall maintain a Tree Preservation and Reforestation Levy to preserve and protect the urban tree canopy which will include the removal and replacement of ash trees and replanting of trees lost during storms; and

 

Whereas, This resolution is supported by the MPRB 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan, which envisions “Dynamic parks shape city character and meet diverse community needs;” and

 

RESOLVED, That the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners request the Board of Estimate and Taxation to set the maximum property tax levy for the 2018 budget at an estimated amount of $62,201,719, an increase of 4.1 percent to be allocated to the Park and Recreation Levy in the amount of $60,449,546 and the Tree Preservation and Reforestation Levy in the amount of $1,752,173; and

 

RESOLVED, That the President of the Board and Secretary to the Board are authorized to take all necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution.

 

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BACKGROUND

 

Through this action, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) requests the Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) to set the 2018 maximum property tax levy for the MPRB at $62,201,719 a 4.1 percent increase from the 2017 certified tax levy.

 

As required by State Law, the BET sets the maximum tax levy for the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Municipal Building Commission and the Public Housing Authority on an annual basis.  The BET is scheduled to set these maximum property tax levies on September 27, 2017.  By this resolution the BET will be provided direction regarding the setting of the maximum property tax levy for the MPRB. 

 

 

2017

2018

% Inc

Park and Recreation Levy

$58,013,000

$60,449,546

4.2%

Tree Preservation and Reforestation Levy

1,732,000

1,752,173

1.2%

Park Board Certified Tax Levy

$59,745,000

$62,201,719

4.1%

 

The Board has directed the Superintendent to present a balanced 2018 budget based on a 4.2 percent property tax levy increase for general fund operations.  This property tax levy includes continued funding of the 20-year plan for the maintenance of neighborhood parks throughout the city as stipulated in the concurrent 20 Year Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP20) ordinances adopted by the City of Minneapolis and the MPRB.  The 4.2 percent increase also provides funding for the 2018 minimum wage increases that the Minneapolis City Council approved on June 30, 2017.   The Board has also directed the Superintendent to continue the eight-year plan to respond to the significant loss of tree canopy within the urban forest of the City of Minneapolis, which requires a 1.2 percent property tax increase in 2018. 

The Superintendent will present the Superintendent’s Recommended 2018 Budget on October 18, 2017.  The Board will consider the Superintendent’s Recommended 2018 Budget, and adopt the 2018 tax levy and 2018 Budget on December 6, 2017.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

The Superintendent recommends that the Board of Commissioners approve the request to the Board of Estimate and Taxation to set the maximum property tax levy for the 2018 budget at an estimated amount of $62,201,719, an increase of 4.1 percent to be allocated to the Park and Recreation Levy in the amount of $60,449,546 and the Tree Preservation and Reforestation Levy in the amount of $1,752,173.

 

This action is supported by the following vision and goal statements in the MPRB 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan.

 

Vision Theme 3:     Dynamic parks that shape city character and meet diverse community needs.

 

Goal:              Financially independent and sustainable parks prosper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting History

Aug 16, 2017 5:10 PM  Administration & Finance Committee Committee Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Steffanie Musich, Commissioner District 5
AYES:Scott Vreeland, Liz Wielinski, John Erwin, Steffanie Musich
ABSENT:Jon Olson
Sep 6, 2017 5:00 PM  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Scott Vreeland, Commissioner District 3
SECONDER:Liz Wielinski, Commissioner District 1
AYES:Anita Tabb, Brad Bourn, Meg Forney, Steffanie Musich, Jon Olson, Scott Vreeland, Liz Wielinski
ABSENT:John Erwin, Annie Young