October 24, 2014

Johnson County approves 2013 budget

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioners adopted a $815 million budget that holds the mill levy steady at 23.118 mills.
One mill is equal to one dollar for every $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Under the new budget the owner of the average home (valued at $238,000) would pay about $635 per year in county taxes.
The owner of a $1.37 million commercial property will pay about $8,244 per year in county taxes.
Capital improvement projects for 2013 include: $12.7 million for County Assisted Road System (CARS) projects; $1.975 million for The Jo for bus replacement; $1.9 million for the bridge, culvert and road program; $1.3 million for land acquisition for Johnson County Parks and Recreation’s Map 2020 project; and $13.5 million for other capital projects.
The budget also includes 2.5 percent merit increases for employees.
Commissioners are excluded from the merit increase.

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