The city of Gering has a new $34.1 million dollar budget for the coming fiscal year following approval Monday night by the City Council.
Among the features of the budget is a revenue-neutral property tax levy that will bring in $1.4 million, electric rates that will stay the same with small increases in water and sewer, sanitation and storm water rates.
Original general fund requests were $2.7 million higher than expected, and Mayor Tony Kaufman thanked the staff for their hard work over several months getting the numbers to fit. “It’s good for the public to see what our leadership within our team needs, and/or wants, and blend that with making decisions to cut to make this a balanced budget,” said Kaufman. “So, hats off to staff working with a challenging number this year to make everything work.”
Gering’s budget for the coming year is more than $7.6 million lower than the current year’s spending of $41.6 million, a reduction of more 18%.
The new spending document also includes increases in the rates for fees and services at the Monument Shadows Golf Course, as well as at the Robidoux RV Park.