Resident’s 2021 Budget Guide

Thank you for taking the time to visit the 2021 Resident’s Budget Guide!  The discussion of the annual budget is one of the most important decision-making processes of the year for the City Council.  The allocation of resources for City services and projects in areas like streets, inspections, parks, law enforcement, fire protection, and planning are reviewed and analyzed based on need, priority, and the overall impact to local property taxes paid by businesses and residents.  Please visit this page often, as documents will be updated as the budget process moves forward.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Brent Mareck (City Manager) by e-mail at or by phone at (952) 448-8737 to share your thoughts on the proposed 2021 budget and property taxes. 

BUDGET UPDATE – September 19, 2020

At their September 21 meeting, the City Council set the 2021 Preliminary Tax Levy at $3,220,948.  The preliminary levy is anticipated to drop City property taxes on a $300,000 home by an estimated $122 per year.  


Council Memo – Preliminary Levy – September 21, 2020

Preliminary Levy Resolution – September 21, 2020 (COMING SOON)

2021 General Fund Budget Summary – September 8, 2020

2021 Revenues – September 8, 2020

2021 Expenditures – September 8, 2020


2021 Enterprise Fund Budget Summary – October 5, 2020

Water Revenues – October 5, 2020

Water Expenditures – October 5, 2020

Sanitary Sewer Revenues – October 5, 2020

Sanitary Sewer Expenditures – October 5, 2020

Storm Water Revenues – October 5, 2020

Storm Water Expenditures – October 5, 2020


Carver County Taxpayer Services Guide

Carver County Assessor’s Office


Feedback, comments, and questions are a very important part of the budget process! If you have a perspective you would like to share, question about an expenditure, or anything related to the overall budget process please contact Brent Mareck, City Manager, at (952) 448-8737 or by e-mail at