Annual City Budgets

Capital Improvement Program 2023-2027

The window to request Capital Improvement Projects for consideration in the City of Manhattan's Five Year Capital Improvement Program (2023-2027) is now closed.  Review of projects submitted will begin in April 2022 and will continue throughout 2022 alongside the development of the City of Manhattan's 2023 budget.  

  1. Budget Process
  2. Manhattan Taxes
  3. Budget FAQs

In accordance with Kansas statutes, the City of Manhattan annually adopts a balanced budget, meaning total resources in each fund are equal to total expenditures. This process begins on Jan. 1 as each department submits its capital improvement requests. Only high priority and highly justified requests for capital spending are approved as part of the annual fiscal budget. 

New Tax Rate Public Hearing Process

The City Commission typically approves the city budget at the end of August, after the work sessions on the budget are held open to the public and televised locally.  This year, under a new Kansas law, cities are required to hold a public hearing when their proposed budget will exceed the revenue neutral rate.  The revenue neutral rate is the tax rate in mills that would generate the same property tax revenue in dollars as levied the previous tax year using the current tax year's total assessed valuation.  The City of Manhattan's proposed mill levy will exceed the revenue neutral rate, therefore a public hearing is required in conjunction with the budget hearing.

2022 Work Sessions

June 14, 2022 - 2022 Year to Date Update

June 28, 2022 - Outside Agency Requests

July 12, 2022 - Chamber/Convention Visitors Bureau Requests

July 26, 2022 - General Fund Overview

August 9, 2022 - Utilities/CIP/Special Revenue/Internal Service Funds

September 6, 2022

September 20, 2022 - 2nd Reading of Tax Rate & 2023 City Budget/CIP