Ankeny School Board Makes Good on Pledge to Lower Tax Rate
At the Ankeny school board meeting Monday night, the district’s chief financial officer outlined the next fiscal year budget, which includes a proposed 48-cent drop in next year’s property tax rate.
Ready for some relief on your school district taxes, Ankeny residents? It might very well be on its way.
At the Ankeny school board’s regular meeting Monday night, chief financial officer Craig Hansel presented his proposal for the 2013 fiscal year budget, which includes a 48-cent decrease to the district’s property tax rate.
“We’re now in a cycle where we can say we’re lowering our taxes while still maintaining the plans we put in place,” Hansel told board members. “It is really encouraging.”
The board voted 7-0 at Monday’s meeting to publish the proposed tax rate of $20.60 per every $1,000 of assessed property valuation. The current rate is $21.08.
In total, the proposed rate is $1.75 less than the rate for 2011.
The proposed rate is part of a continued plan to decrease taxes over the next several years, Hansel said. The plan still accounts for two possible future referendums.
Hansel shared a collection of other highlights from his complete budget proposal, which will be available on the district’s website.