Cologne levy up 5 percent

Meeting for the final time in 2012, the Cologne City Council approved a tax levy and budget for 2013 and also set a new fee schedule on Dec. 17.

The city’s tax levy is increasing 5.53 percent for 2013, with the total final levy set at $948,682. Of that total, $578,191 is going toward the general fund, while the remainder will cover debt service.

In addition, the water fund budget was increased 5.03 percent and the wastewater fund budget was increased .96 percent.

The city’s 2013 fee schedule was also approved during the meeting, with almost all city rates rising by about 2 percent.