Archive for Thursday, July 20, 2006

County’s published budget maintains current mill levy

July 20, 2006

The Johnson County Commissioners reached consensus on the 2007 budget last Thursday, July 13, setting the maximum expenditure authority for legal publication.

With publication of the budget, commissioners scheduled a public hearing on the document for 7 p.m. July 31, in commission's hearing room the third floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 South Cherry Street, in downtown Olathe. The hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the proposed budget and comment on how county services are financed.

The proposed total FY 2007 Budget of slightly more than $767 million finds no change in the current mill levy of 23.163 mills for next year. One mill equals $1 on every $1,000 of a homeowner's assessed valuation.

Last Thursday, commissioners authorized the budget staff to proceed with publishing the proposed taxing levies for the county's three taxing districts -- county, library, and park and recreation -- and their maximum operating expenditures for next year. Under state law, the budget proposal can still be modified by the Board after its legal publication, but only if expenditure levels are decreased.

The commission is scheduled to approve the 2007 budget Aug, 17, during its business session, which begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Hearing Room.

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