The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will examine the latest developments with the 2020 budget, which calls for a 3.77% property tax increase.
The work session will start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
Commissioners will view the proposed 1.657-mill increase from last year’s budget during the meeting.
A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value.
The proposed property tax rate for 2020 is 51.012 mills, which is up from the rate of 49.355 mills in 2019.
Based on a 0.4% increase in the average value of a home in Manhattan, a 1.657-mill increase means a homeowner paying $567.58 in city taxes for a home worth $100,000 in 2019 would pay $588.98 for a home worth $100,400 in 2020.
That’s an increase of $21.40 or 3.77%.
Under Kansas law, once a proposed budget is published, total expenditures can no longer be raised.
However, funds can be lowered.
The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau will first present its 2020 funding requests to the commissioners during the meeting.
The chamber is requesting $183,080, which is the same amount as 2019.
The CVB is asking for around $1.3 million, an increase of $56,179 from its 2019 request.