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.