Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The proposed 2015 city budget for Duluth doesn't offer a whole lot of change but taxpayers could be shelling out more annually.
Mayor Don Ness presented his budget to city officials Thursday night at City Hall.
His proposal calls for a 0% tax rate increase in the general operations levy, and a 1.6% increase in the capital projects levy.
The Mayor says the increase accounts for an additional $400,000 into repairs for city streets.
Another change, says Ness, is a portion of revenue that was moved to the retiree health care trust fund.
"This trust fund, which was about $13,000,000 in 2008 is now over $40,000,000, and this action of dedicating an additional $300,000 a year is kind of a continued effort to put money aside to pay for that that future liability, that had been unfunded," said Mayor Ness.
Homeowners could see a $9 increase each year.
Councilors expect to have a committee of the whole meeting to discuss the budget in detail.