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Eagan City Officials Hosting Budget Open House on Tuesday

Tuesday's meeting is a chance to ask questions of and talk with city staff regarding a proposed 3.3 percent tax hike and the city's preliminary 2013 budget.

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Want to find out more about Eagan's proposed, $28.3 million budget for 2013?

You'll have a chance when city officials host a budget open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Eagan City Hall. Displays depicting departmental services will be available and city staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Earlier this fall, the Eagan City Council . The proposed increase would bring the total amount levied in 2013 to $28,322,017, a nearly $900,000 hike over the $27,425,081 levied in 2012. The proposed tax hike will help the city keep up with inflationary costs and pay for a roughly 1.5 percent pay increase for all city staff, according to city officials.

The City Council takes up consideration of the 2013 proposed budget at its hearing during a council meeting on Dec. 4. The council will likely make its final determination on the tax levy and budget at a Dec. 18 meeting.

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