Home Rule Charter

The City of Milnor adopted a Home Rule Charter in October of 1998. The Home Rule Charter allows the city to bring some of the decision making back to the local level instead of all decisions being made at the state level. One of the reasons for adopting a Home Rule Charter was to allow the city to implement a 1% city sales tax. Money received from the sales tax is dedicated as follows: 15% for parks and recreation, 25% for economic development, community projects or any other uses the council may determine necessary, and 60% for capital improvements and infrastructure. In October of 2002, the city raised the sales tax rate to 1 1/2%, with the additional 1/2% being placed into a fund for city equipment purposes.