Development of the 2019 budget is underway.
The City Council held its first public hearing on the 2019 budget on Monday, April 2 to allow the public a first opportunity to provide input into the development of the City’s annual operating budget.
- Members of the Governing Body review and revise the budget during Goal Area Committee meetings during the months of June and July.
- The City Council Committee of the Whole reconvenes to review the 2019 Budget and any proposed changes on Monday, July 16.
- A second public hearing scheduled during the Monday, Aug. 6, City Council meeting.
- Final adoption scheduled for the Aug. 20. City Council meeting.
- An approved budget goes into effect Jan. 1, 2019.
The proposed 2019 budget includes allocations for 2019 operating, maintenance and capital expenditures, revenue projections for 2019, and updates to the 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Program and Maintenance Program.
The total proposed 2019 budget is $294.6 million, a 0.8% increase from the 2018 budget.
General funding to support annual operations is $122.5 million, a 4.2% increase.
The operations portion of the budget funds the day-to-day operations of the City such as personal services, commodities, contractual services and equipment replacement.
Highlights of the proposed 2019 budget include:
- No change in the City's low property tax rate of 13.565 mills, which is approximately half the rate of neighboring cities.
- An increased emphasis on Public Safety, including additional resources dedicated toward School Resource Officers, drug intervention programs, fire inspections and fire employee safety enhancements.
- Additional resources towards Neighborhood Preservation and Infrastructure Preservation through the City’s street maintenance program.
- Increases to Information Technology and Facilities budgets for annual maintenance to support the information technology systems and facilities necessary for providing citizen services.
- A work force of 1,084.10 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, approximately 5.6 FTE per 1,000 residents.
At a tax rate of 13.565 mills, the owner of a $300,000 home in Overland Park would pay approximately $468 in property taxes to the city in 2019.
The remainder of property tax bills, about 85-90 percent of the total bill, are paid to Johnson County, local school districts, and the state of Kansas.