An increase in the annual property tax mill levy will be considered when the Great Bend City Council discusses the 2012 budget in its budget hearing, set for a half hour before its regular Monday night meeting.
The budget hearing has been set for 7 p.m. with the regular council meeting to follow at 7:30 p.m. in the city building.
The council will consider a 2012 budget with a proposed mill levy of 43.778 mills, up from the 2011 levy of 42.331 mills and from the 2010 rate of 41.480 mills.
The city is also experiencing an increase in its valuation with a listed 2012 valuation of $93,507,703. That compares to the 2011 figure of $93,384,327. According to the budget hearing notice from the city, the 2010 valuation was $90,319,564.
During the regular council meeting, the budget ordinance, setting the mill levy for 2012, will be considered.
Also during the regular meeting, the council will hold a USDA Rural Development Grant public hearing to consider a grant request to cover part of an all terrain vehicle for emergency use on the city flood control system.
It will also hold a public hearing on a Community Development Block Grant for street work on Holland, Hubbard and Heizer streets; consider the Fixed Base Operator services agreement and discuss changing the next council date due to the Labor Day holiday in September.