The Overland Park City Council officially adopted its 2014 budget on Monday evening.
By JENNIFER BHARGAVA
Special to The Star
The budget shows increased investment in public safety and infrastructure maintenance.
Six full-time equivalent positions have been added to city staff through fire, police, public works and the arboretum.
The budget increases the 2014 general fund allocation for street maintenance by $750,000. The 2014 street and traffic maintenance budget is around $12 million, which includes interlocal agreements with other cities.
As Overland Park ages, the city is going to need additional funding for maintenance to streets, curbs, storm water and traffic management, City Manager Bill Ebel said earlier this year.
He also pointed out that the budget will maintain the current property tax rate of 12.769 mills, which is the lowest in Johnson County.