Hutchinson council aiming for a “revenue neutral” 2023 budget | #predators | #childpredators | #kids


The Hutchinson City Council agreed at its June 13 meeting to attempt to achieve a “revenue neutral” budget for 2023.

Doing so would result in at least a 2.69 drop in the current mill levy to offset a projected 7% jump in local property valuations and keep overall property tax collections the same as this year.

The council tentatively agreed to staff changes that will result in three new employees in 2023, plus additional dollars for the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce to help fund at least a part-time downtown development director.

The board also heard a presentation but did not commit to a requested increase in funding for StartUp Hutch, though it appeared to support spending $100,000 on developing a downtown master plan.

The proposed $41.71 million budget includes a 3% wage adjustment for merit-based raises and a $5.35 million ending balance, down almost 40% from the 2022 budget.



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