The Sleepy Eye City Council approved their 2019 budget and tax levy on Tuesday. They approved a 7.12% increase in the levy. City Manager Mark Kober said that expenses are almost even with 2018. This will make about a 3.4 or 3.5% difference in citizens total tax bill. Kober said that those with a $100,000 home will see taxes go up about $24 per year and houses valued at $150,000 will see an increase of $37 per year.