Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mill levy to remain level for 2015 UG budget


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- The overall mill levy for this year's Unified Government budget will remain flat from last year.

During his budget presentation tonight, Unified Government Administrator Doug Bach said the mill levy will remain at 82 mills.

The county mill levy will see a property tax rate increase of two mills, while the Kansas City, Kan., property tax levy will be decreased by two mills, leaving the overall mill the same it was in 2013.

“This budget proposal recommends a path to confront the difficult budget challenges facing the Unified Government next year, while still addressing many of the strategic goals and budget guidelines directed by the Unified Government Commission,” Bach said.

This year's budget will not include any "major reductions" in basic services, Bach said.

It will also maintain the Commission Neighborhood Infrastructure Program, along with providing $1 million for the installation and operation of the new Wyandotte County Emergency Radio System.

The overall budget, totaling $295,817,522, is about $1 million less than last year's budget.

More information later tonight.