The Kingman City Council has unanimously voted in support of placing a primary property tax proposal before the electorate next spring. Tuesday’s decision came after discussion at previous meetings that forged a Council concensus reflecting a need to diversify and expand the municipal revenue stream.
City Clerk Sydney Muhle said law requires the city to put the question up for special election rather than realizing savings from piggybacking upon other elections scheduled next summer and fall. Muhle told the Council the May 17, 2016 election could cost up to $125,000.
Finance Director Tina Moline and staff will be developing options for the council to consider regarding possible levy rates and how much revenue they might generate for the general fund. Muhle said it is anticipated that the Council would formally call for the election next January.