In August of this year the City
Council passed a $6.9 million city budget for 2017.
This is a budget that will not
increase the tax mill levy rate. At the same time the 2017
budget will maintain city service
levels, in the face of ever increasing demands.
From a fiduciary posture the budget and the
process remains on a solid foundation. A mill-levy
increase has not been necessary for several years and one is not
anticipated in the future. The City enjoys a Bond Rating
of "AA-", which provides the city the ability to acquire lower
interest rates. During this year alone, the refinancing of
some outstanding bonds has provided an overall
bond saving in the amount due of $470,000.00.
During the 2017 budget year additional personnel is not
anticipated. Also there are no plans for any
major purchases of new additional equipment. Long range plans
for the 2018 budget are already underway. Some enhancements for
the Police Department and Public Works will be considered. Also
beginning in 2018 the state-imposed property tax lid will go
into effect. The current form of the law is "conflicting"
and will require clarification. However, whatever the
outcome we will work with it.
Through the integration of its population into every aspect of quality education, civic improvements, community appearance, commerce and recreation, Maize shall preserve its small town atmosphere and become the best small city in Kansas./p>
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