Citizens of Manawa will see a slight increase in taxes for 2014.
Taxes to be raised are $783.368, compared to the 2013 levy of $752.860, with the 2014 proposed rate at $9.69 per $1,000 of valuation.
The city’s 2014 proposed budget is $1,577,915, which includes the $60,000 the city of Marion will pay for the shared police chief agreement.
The 2014 budget will be approved by the Manawa Common Council following a public hearing set for 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.
According to City Clerk Cheryl Hass, the numbers could change prior to the public hearing, depending on what she hears from the state concerning shared municipal agreements.
“They indicated that there will be a place for shared services with communities, but there’s nothing in writing,” Hass said during a Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 30.
How the expenses for the shared agreement are handled could affect the numbers within the budget, but the taxation will be the same, Hass indicated.
A summary of the proposed budget is open to public inspection at the City Clerk’s Office, 500 S. Bridge St., Manawa.