2014 Budget

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The Mayor and City Council approved the 2014 budget on Aug. 19, 2013.

The 2014 Budget includes the addition of personnel in police and fire while reflecting a stable but uncertain financial picture.

A city employee seals a crack in the street to extend the life of the roadway.

A city employee seals a crack in the street to extend the life of the roadway.

The budget includes a property tax mill rate at 12.833 mills, the lowest of any city in Johnson County and of any first class city in Kansas. The budget contains no new programs or services.

"Our primary focus is to maintain current programs and services, strengthen public safety services and increase investments in the maintenance of public infrastructure such as streets, curbs, stormwater management and traffic management," said City Manager Bill Ebel. "We are increasing the expenditure of all maintenance categories by more than $4 million over the current budget."

Overland Park continues to age as a city and requires additional funding for maintenance, Ebel added. The 2014-2018 Capital Improvement Program highlights many of those projects.

The budget reflects a slight growth in assessed value of real property, sales and use taxes, while at the same time projecting a reasonable increase of 3 to 4 percent in expenditures due to inflation costs for items such as utilities, maintenance materials and personnel.

Budget highlights include the addition of:

For additional information, contact Gena McDonald, deputy chief financial officer, at 913-895-6158.