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City of Kimball is shooting for net zero property tax increase

Budget season has begun as the end of the fiscal year approaches and Kimball City Council held the first budget workshop on Thursday, Aug. 2 to review each department’s proposed budget.

Council and department heads were pleased, though cautious, with the direction the budget is taking. Estimated sales tax, based on current trends, for the coming fiscal year is conservatively set at $465,000.

“This year we anticipate about $500,000 and at $465,000 we are still below that,” City Administrator Dan Dean said. “I like to be conservative because I don’t like to spend money we don’t ha...

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