2008 Budget

The 2008 budget continues to maintain low property taxes by lowering the mill levy rate from 8.889 mills to support the 2007 budget to 8.832 mills, continuing Overland Park's tradition of having the lowest property tax rate in Johnson County.

Budget Fast Facts

 Adopted 2008Change from Previous Year
Total budget:$ 266,300,000$ 14,920,000
Operating budget:$ 107,499,461$ 5,178,597
Current revenues:$ 161,327,475$ 8,633,600
Mill levy:8.832(0.057)
Full-time employees:90718



  • Providing Quality Public Safety and Safe Neighborhoods through the addition of five police officers and one police sergeant; two paramedics; two fire inspectors, converts a part-time prosecutor to a full-time position, and converts a part-time programmer/analyst assigned to support the police intergraph and firehouse systems to a full-time position.
  • Preserving Healthy Neighborhoods with the addition of one administrative support supervisor in the Neighborhood Services division to support the Neighborhood Conservation Program.
  • Providing Excellent Parks, Recreation and Cultural Amenities through additional funding to support the first full year of operation of the Matt Ross Community Center and the newly renovated Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. The budget also includes the addition of one full-time assistant aquatics supervisor.

    The 2008 CIP includes reconstruction of Stonegate Pool, 97th Street and Antioch. In addition, significant construction of the new soccer complex will occur during 2008.
  • Maintenance of Quality Infrastructure with the addition of two maintenance worker positions to address increasing street maintenance needs and to add one snow route. The maintenance program for 2008 continues the "enhanced" infrastructure maintenance program.
  • Providing Quality Transportation Infrastructure is enhanced through increased funding for the city's share of on-going costs associated with operation and maintenance of the Operation Green Light project. This metro-wide cooperative project is led by the Mid-America Regional Council. In addition, capital improvements projects scheduled to begin in 2008 include:
    • 2008 Residential Street Program
    • Bridge replacement, 95th Street and Foster
    • Intersection improvements, 159th Street and Roe
    • Thoroughfare improvements:
      • Antioch Road, 151st to 167th streets
      • Antioch Road, Interstate 435 to 119th Street
      • 119th Street, Rosana Square to U.S. Highway 69