Benson to share Xcel tax payments with county, school

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Benson will share the two payments Xcel Energy will be making to compensate for the loss of property taxes on Benson Power based on the current percentages of the Swift County tax statement.

It also voted at its meeting Monday night to agree to enter into a five-year lease agreement with the Benson Civic Center board and contribute $500,000 toward the renovation of the north end of the civic center.

Both actions are intended to give the Benson Public Schools Board of Education a commitment upon which it can make its decision on whether or not to sign a lease for the space with the civic center board.

Benson schools would use the renovated space for its gymnastics program and other school activities...


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