City of Tonganoxie Newsletter - Fall 2019

Citizen Newsletter City of Tonganoxie,KS October 2019

2020 Budget Initiatives

Other funds in the City budget also include multiple initiatives. For example, the Utility Fund includes budget authority for a replacement Ford F-450, Mobile generators for Sewer Lift Stations and replacement mowers. Public Safety Equipment Funds include partial funding for PD replacement vehicles and PD equipment, as well as an Operations Vehicle for the FD.

In August, the City Council adopted the FY 2020 budget and was able to maintain a flat mill rate while still including initiatives aimed at achieving the City Council’s strategic goals. In the graph below, a breakdown of one dollar paid in property tax is shown as cents to each relative taxing jurisdiction. The City’s share of property tax is the primary source of revenue for the City General Fund, and the major initiatives for this

Distribution of a 2020 Property Tax Dollar paid

fund include: adding a part- time Code Enforcement Officer, adding a full-time Police Officer and cost sharing of the SRO position with USD 464, purchasing authority for a 2020 Dodge

Charger for the PD and partial funding towards a replacement Street Sweeper.

The City Council has continued the commitment of supporting both public infrastructure and Library needs with the Infrastructure Sales Tax fund, FY 2020, the Library debt for the new building will make a $262,950 payment (project updates on Page 2), and hopes to have $150k towards a third year of bolstered street maintenance, and $50k towards resurfacing of the Community Pool.

Distribution of 2020 Infrastructure Sales Tax

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