Annual City Budgets

Capital Improvement Program 2024-2028

The window to request Capital Improvement Projects for consideration in the City of Manhattan's Five Year Capital Improvement Program (2024-2028) is now closed.  Review of projects submitted will begin March 10, 2023 and will continue throughout 2023 alongside the development of the City of Manhattan's 2024 budget.    

  1. Budget Process
  2. Manhattan Taxes
  3. Budget FAQs

In accordance with Kansas statutes, the City of Manhattan annually adopts a balanced budget, meaning total resources in each fund are equal to total expenditures. This process begins on Jan. 1 as each department submits its capital improvement requests. Only high priority and highly justified requests for capital spending are approved as part of the annual fiscal budget. 

Public Hearing Process for Budget Amendments

Under K.S.A. 79-2929a, cities are authorized to amend one or more budgeted funds prior to the end of the budget year.  The amendment of one or more budgeted funds follows a similar process to the adoption of the annual City Budget in that a public hearing must be held at least 10 days after the Notice of Budget Hearing for Amending the 2023 Budget has been published.

The 2023 Budget Amendment Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502.

See Notice of Budget Hearing for Amending the 2023 Budget at link below.

New Tax Rate Public Hearing Process

The City Commission typically approves the city budget at the end of August, after the work sessions on the budget are held open to the public and televised locally.  This year, under a new Kansas law, cities are required to hold a public hearing when their proposed budget will exceed the revenue neutral rate.  The revenue neutral rate is the tax rate in mills that would generate the same property tax revenue in dollars as levied the previous tax year using the current tax year's total assessed valuation.  The City of Manhattan's proposed mill levy will exceed the revenue neutral rate, therefore a public hearing is required in conjunction with the budget hearing.

The 2024 Budget Public Hearing and Intent to Exceed the Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502.

See Notice of Hearing to Exceed Revenue Neutral Rate & Budget Hearing at link below.

2023 Work Sessions

June 13, 2023 - First Budget Worksession (General Fund Overview)

June 27, 2023 - Second Budget Worksession

July 11, 2023 - Third Budget Worksession/Revenue Neutral Rate

July 25, 2023 - Fourth Budget Worksession (Chamber/CVB Requests)

August 8, 2023 - Fifth Budget Worksession

August 22, 2023 - Sixth Budget Worksession (Utilities)

September 5, 2023 - 1st Reading Public Hearing (RNR/2024 Budget/CIP)

September 19, 2023 - 2nd Reading of Tax Rate & 2024 City Budget/CIP