The Prairie Village City Council this week approved a $26,665,370 budget for 2017, a spending plan that includes a 3.28 percent increase in general fund expenditures.
Though the city’s property tax rate remains steady at 19.5 mills, the 2017 budget includes a handful of new initiatives, including:
- The addition of a full-time building inspector to the city’s staff
- Increasing police pension funding by $100,000
- Commissioning a salary/compensation study to provide comparable data from similar cities at a cost of $20,000
- Transferring $4.1 million to the Capital Infrastructure Programs
Slides summarizing the breakdown of where Prairie Village homeowners’ tax dollars are directed, and the city’s tax rate (including taxes for fire service) compared with other Johnson County cities are below: