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City Avoids Tax Increase Under New Budget

In seven minutes, the Kimball City Council held two public hearings last week for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year Budget and 2019-20 Set Final Property Tax Request.

“The mill levy was up but the valuation was down. We didn’t raise taxes,” ” Mayor Keith Prunty explained.

The city’s operating budget increased slightly from 2018 to 2019. The property tax request for 2018 was $478,604.66, while the 2019 property tax request was $480,558.00.

Valuation was down 2 percent and the tax rate was up 2 percent.

With the budget hearing completed by 6:08 p.m., it was on to other city business. That included a vote...

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