Services You Get For A Month Of Taxes

Proposed property taxes for 2016 are based on your home's taxable market value on Jan 2, 2016. For this example we are using a home valued in 2016 at $262,000. Using the City portion of your proposed property tax, one month of taxes would equal $116.44. (Note: Homes may vary.)

Debt Levies—$37.59/month (25%)

The $27.89 you pay each month towards debt levies is designated to pay debt service on existing bonds for the City’s street reconstruction program, equipment replacement, and Brookview Community Center.

Police officer in squad carPolice—$25.38/month (23%)

For $25.98 a month, you get police services, investigation of crimes, prosecution of offenders, community crime prevention programs, and more.

Administration—$15.04/month (14%)

Your $15.79 a month towards City administration covers the City Council and Commissions, public notices, elections, assessing, accounting, computer services, the City budget and Capital Improvement Program, policies and ordinances, newsletters and public information, municipal legal services, casualty insurance, and more.

Two Public Works crew members place a sewer pipePhysical Development—$24.08/month (23%)

Physical Development services cost $25.15 a month and provide well-maintained streets, sidewalks, parks and park shelters, playgrounds, ballfields, and ice rinks; snowplowing; tree preservation and inspections; maintenance of City buildings and facilities; engineering; planning for infrastructure needs; planning and review of changes to the Comprehensive Plan; building improvement and building permit services; and more.

Sand volleyball gamePark & Rec—$4.91/month (5%)

For $5.32 a month, you get Brookview Community Center; access to year-round community recreation programs; planning and implementation of recreation programs for youth, adults, and seniors; administration of rentals for park shelters and community centers; and more.

firefighterFire—$5.77/month (5%)

For $5.91 a month, you get fire services, community fire prevention programs, property maintenance inspection services, apartment licensing, and more.

Transfers Out—$3.67/month (3%)

Transfers Out cost $3.32 a month and cover transfers to Building and Park Improvement Funds and future street overlays.