Geary County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2023 County budget on Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at the County Office Building.
Trish Giordano said the planned County budget includes a drop in the property tax mill levy from 70.4 this year to 60.1 mills next year. "$1.1 million we're asking less from the taxpayers." The amount is four mills under the revenue neutral rate
Giordano cited the use of detailed budgeting as a factor in the ability to make a reduction, "and you know where your money is going. " There was excess carryover cash in some of the accounts. "I think that actually freed up some monies to where we were actually able to take care of the hospital, our employees with our wage study and the taxpayers so I feel it's a win win this year."
Following the public hearing the commission can adopted the 2023 budget.