The price of living looks like it continues to go up.

The city council is looking at increasing the amount of money you and I pay in taxes each year. The initial increase could be in upwards of 4 mills. To correct an error in a previous story, a 4 mill increase on a house valued at $150,000 would be $69 more per year. The reason for the increase is that it is needed to pay for a new police and fire station for the City of Eudora.

On top of that, the Eudora School district approved an increase of 3.337 mills in their mill levy rate. Using the same value listed above this will add an additional $57.56 onto your tax bill for next year. According to the minutes of the School Board meeting from August 12th, Superintendent Don Grosdidier stated the increase is necessary because of “lower-than-projected assessed valuation growth” (AKA – your property value went down).

We could not find any information on whether Douglas County will increase their portion of the mill levy so that could add additional costs into the mix as well.

There will be a budget meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, August 17th at 5:00 PM. Public comments will not be allowed at this meeting, but if your interested in hearing about the city budget and the plans for the future, it is open to the public.

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