Revenues dropping

GRANDVIEW – A public hearing to discuss the city of Grandview’s current expense revenues was held on Tuesday of this week.

Following a presentation by Grandview Treasurer Matt Cordray there wasn’t any public comment.

Cordray said revenues for 2014 are anticipated to be lower than in 2013. He said property taxes collected are expected to be the same and local sales taxes are anticipated to increase by more than $7,000.

However, overall revenues are expected to decrease because intergovernmental revenues are anticipated to decline by more than $13,000, license and permit collections are expected to decrease by more than $4,000 and a nearly $10,000 decrease in collections from miscellaneous revenue sources is anticipated in 2014.

The intergovernmental revenue sources include federal and state grants. The city of Grandview expects to collect just $28,000 from a public utility district privilege tax included in intergovernmental revenues. That is $14,000 less than it collected in 2013.

Miscellaneous revenue sources include property leases and contributions to the city for various services or facilities. The largest decrease anticipated is $11,000 contributed to the parks department.

Cordray said a potential levy could add $33,000 to the city’s coffers.

He said it is unknown, however, how to improve revenues any other way.

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