The 2013 Budget maintains Overland Park's commitment to high quality services and preserving quality of life. The budget includes a decrease in the property tax rate, from 12.814 mills for the 2012 budget to 12.769 mills to support the 2013 budget. The city's property tax rate continues to be significantly lower than other cities in Johnson County which offer the same services, and is the lowest of any first-class city in Kansas. The budget contains no new programs or services.
The adopted budget reflects a stable financial picture as the city continues to recovers from significant revenue challenges and expenditure reductions faced by Overland Park for the past five years. The city remains steadfast in managing expenses, redistributing positions, when possible, and improving operational efficiency.
Budget Fast Facts
|Adopted 2013||Change from Previous Year|
- The addition of three police officers to investigate career criminals and narcotics;
- An increases in investment of operating capital equipment to an annual amount of $1.8 million with emphasis in public safety, public works, parks and recreation, and information technology;
- A planned two percent merit pool compensation package for city employees;
- A $12.2 million 2013 maintenance program, which includes an increase of the General Fund allocation for street maintenance by $850,000;
- $20.4 million of capital improvements projects in 2013, including:
- Neighborhood Streets Reconstruction
- US 69 Highway Improvements from 95th to 119th Street
- Widening of 159th from Quivira to Antioch
- Intersection improvements at 127th and Pflumm
- Turkey Creek Bike-Hike Trail