October 10, 2015

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. Continue Reading

SH School Board proposes 4th mill levy decrease

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Spring Hill School District is proposing a 2011-12 budget that decreases the district’s mill levy for a fourth consecutive year. The board voted on July 25 to publish a budget with a tax levy of 65.362 mills. That represents a steady drop from 2007-08’s 69.913. “Over about a five year period Continue Reading

Fire district’s proposed mill levy increase excludes Gardner taxpayers

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Johnson County Fire District No. 1 is proposing a 13.839 mill levy for the 2012 budget year. That includes 10.914 mills for the district’s operating budget plus an increase of 2.925 mills for debt service the district assumed in 2009 and must begin making payments on in  2012. Property owners in the Continue Reading

Council to consider new utility

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com City council members instructed city staff to prioritize and fund potential storm water projects within city limits during a work session Nov. 8. Celia Duran, city engineer, showed council members a variety of photos showing poor drainage in a number of yards in Gardner. The slide show featured yards with standing water 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