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) will open on February 3, 2023. 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.
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.
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.
2023 Work Sessions
June 13, 2023 - First Budget Worksession (General Fund Overview)
June 27, 2023 - Second Budget Worksession
July 13, 2023 - Third Budget Worksession/Revenue Neutral Rate
July 25, 2023 - Fourth Budget Worksession (Chamber/CVB Requests)
August 8, 2023 - Fifth 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