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County’s Cost of Burials & Small Businesses in Olmsted County

Do You Know the Cost of Burial? The cost of burying indigent residents is increasing. 2014            $114,299            71 Burials 2015            $148,560            79 Burials 2016            $141,994            76 Burials 2017            $146,667            80 Burials 2018            $199,417            103 Burials The county averaged 65% cremations versus direct burials.  The County’s burial…


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…


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…



Property Tax Refunds: Good News

I supported an effort by PRL (Property Real Estate and Licensing) to promote Minnesota’s property tax refund system. I believe that this is an important method to insure that low-income homeowners can receive assistance to…


Affordable Housing

The Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has been providing affordable housing for many people and continues to work with other agencies to bring more affordable housing to the county.  In 2018 the following occurred: Community…