Parsons will not increase property taxes

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PARSONS, Ks. — Parsons City Commissioners have decided not to impose a property tax increase for the 2021 budget.

City Manager Debbie Lamb had proposed a tax rate increase of $0.80 or 2 mills because of the reduction in revenue caused by the pandemic.

City Commissioners said they would not vote for a tax increase, no matter how small it was.

Instead, the city will rely on a health insurance reserve fund that has been untouched for several years.

The reserve fund was started with money left over from when the city was self-insured.

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