Articles by greggwright

Seneca Property Purchase

At the February 19thCounty Board Meeting, Olmsted County voted to purchase the parcel of land at 12thStreet and 3rdAvenue SE for $5,600,000.  This is the site where the current Seneca food processing plant is now located.  (This…




Updates: Federal Shutdown and State Funding

Federal Government Shutdown In January the Federal Government shutdown threatened the county’s housing stability.  It was possible that federal payments for rent subsidies would stop.  Many families depend upon the subsidies for housing. If the payments would…



Updates: Excellence in Reporting, VA Transportation,

Excellence in Financial Reporting For the 33rd year in a row Olmsted County received the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.  The certificate is a testament to the transparent…


The 2019 Olmsted County Property Tax Levy

 The 2019 County Levy is $103,217,647.  This represents a 4.9% or $4,821,415 increase from the 2018 levy.  The County’s property tax base has grown over the past year by about 1.75%.  Therefore the Levy will…


Truth in Taxation Meeting at 7PM on December 6th

The Truth in Taxation meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Government Center at 7:00 PM on December 6, 2018. At this meeting the County Board will discuss the proposed property tax…



Disabled Veteran’s Deer Hunt

Olmsted County Parks hosted disabled Vietnam and beyond veterans for a deer hunt at Chesterwoods.  Park staff and volunteers assist the vets to hunting stands placed throughout the park.  Some veterans used the park’s track chair.  This year…