Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hammer Park Splashground and Fountain Hills Park

The new splash pad at Nina Hammer Park opened to the public so September 5.  The splash pad features eight water spray elements including:  dumping buckets, umbrella spray, spray arch, and five surface sprays. Located on the south side of the park, the splash pad is connected to the restrooms and playground. Each year the splash pad will be open from Memorial Day weekend to mid-September. 

Fountain Hills Park is nearing completion! The new seven acre neighborhood park in north central Kearney, located on the corner of 48th Street and 11th Avenue, offers ample green space, a treehouse-themed accessible playground, a half mile walking trail, and beautiful views of a wetland area. Park Staff will be planting trees and completing irrigation and sod work in the upcoming weeks. This park fills a void of much needed green space for this growing neighborhood.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Eighth Consecutive Year No Increase in Property Tax Levy

The proposed City of Kearney 2014-15 budget includes a .14886 property tax levy. This means that for every $100 of valuation that the Buffalo County assesses your property you will pay .14886 cents in property taxes to the City of Kearney.  Therefore, if your home is valued at $150,000, you would pay $223 in property taxes to the City of Kearney.  This will be the eighth year that the property tax levy has been .14886.  This property tax levy represents approximately 7% of the total consolidated property tax levy within the City of Kearney.

The proposed City of Kearney 2014-15 budget also includes funding for one Police Officer and two Community Service Officers.  Safety for all Kearney residents and visitors throughout the City is of the utmost importance to Administration and City Council; therefore, the addition of these three positions will continue to keep Kearney a safe community for residents and visitors.