Johnson County residents are invited to a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2018 budget at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31. The hearing will be held in the county commission chambers, 111 S. Cherry St. in Olathe.
Residents at the public hearing will be able to provide feedback to county staff on the proposed 2018 budget. On June 8, the county commission authorized publication of the proposed FY 2018 maximum budget, totaling $1.06 billion, composed of $822.8 million in expenditures and $242.1 million in reserves. Once set, FY 2018 budgeted expenditures can be decreased but not increased.
The total estimated county mill levy is 26.607 mills — a constant mill levy when compared to the FY 2017 mill levy. This includes an estimated mill levy of 19.590 for the county taxing district; 3.915 mills for libraries; and 3.102 mills for parks and recreation.
The 2018 budget was prepared with a constant mill levy, and the Board of County Commissioners recommended that the 2018 budget accommodate a quarter-mill rollback in the county taxing district. The current 2018 budget would allow for this rollback.
FY 2018 budget documents are available online.