October 9, 2015

SH budget outlook improves

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Spring Hill’s budget appears healthier than it did last spring, city finance director Melanie Landis told the city council on Nov. 18. Each quarter, she provides the council with a year-to-date budget update. At the end of the third quarter, she said, the city is on track to finish the year with Continue Reading

SH Council approves bank card agreement

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com In a short meeting Sept. 9, Spring Hill City Council members approved a new bank card agreement that will allow city department heads to make purchases with purchasing cards rather than city credit cards. Melanie Landis, city finance director, told council members that most cities have ceased using credit cards. “We can Continue Reading

SH proposes budget with mill levy decrease

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Spring Hill residents will pay slightly less in property taxes next year thanks to a transfer from an excise tax reserve fund to the general fund. City officials presented council members with a proposed budget that reduces the mill levy rate slightly next year. If council approves the proposal at its next Continue Reading

SH officials examine budget at work session

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Spring Hill city officials need to save more than $50,000 between now and the end of December to close 2010 with a zero balance. The budget deficit is largely the result of sales tax revenues not meeting projections. The 2010 budget was drafted and approved in August of 2009. Sales tax revenue Continue Reading

Department heads outline city budget needs

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com City directors presented information about their departments and projected needs for the next three years to Spring Hill City Council members during a 2011 budget work session on July 8. Concrete budget numbers were not discussed, but a final budget must be approved and filed with the Kansas Secretary of State Office Continue Reading