The Harvey County Commission gave its blessing to the 2022 recommended budget at its July 13 meeting, pushing the budgeting process forward by setting its public budget hearing for Aug. 24.

You can view the recommended budget here.

The Commission established a maximum tax levy of $13,967,322. Commissioners retain authority to decrease the tax levy moving ahead, but cannot exceed the set amount. The estimated mill was set at 42.649, flat from the 2021 rate.

Previous mill levies were 42.649 in 2021, 42.356 in 2020, 42.275 in 2019, and 41.937 in 2018.

Some notable capital improvement projects built into the recommended budget include:

  • Finalizing funding sources and prepping to bid the reconstruction of Hesston Road
  • Updating zoning and subdivision regulations, following the completion of the comprehensive plan
  • Purchasing body cameras for Harvey County Sheriff's Office deputies
  • Replacing the buoy system at Harvey County East Park, and updating the shower house at West Park
  • Expansion design for the construction and demolition site at Solid Waste, extending the operating life of the facility

The Commission will hold a revenue neutral rate hearing and a public budget hearing on Aug. 24, with consideration of adopting the budget to follow.