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S.F. No. 692 - Modifying Cloquet Area Fire and Ambulance Special Taxing District
Author: Senator Tony Lourey
Prepared By: Priyanka Premo, Senate Counsel (651/296-3914)
Date: February 20, 2017


Sections 1 and 2 make technical changes.

Section 3 provides that a property tax levied by the district to make debt service payments issued pursuant to Section 4 will not be included when calculating the tax levy limits imposed in this section. The district is authorized to impose a levy for municipalities receiving ambulance services at a rate not to exceed 0.048 percent of estimated market value, and at a rate not to exceed 0.2835 percent of estimated market value for those municipalities receiving both fire and ambulance services.

Section 4 authorizes the district to issue certificates of indebtedness or capital notes. The debt service for debt used to finance capital costs for ambulance services shall be levied within the municipalities in the primary service area. The debt service for debt used to finance the costs of fire service shall be levied within those municipalities receiving fire services. The district board shall pledge its full faith and credit and taxing authority without limitation as to rate or amount.

Section 5 provides that a property tax on property in a municipality that wishes to withdraw from the district remains in effect until the obligations outstanding on the date of withdrawal are satisfied. 

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