The city of Henderson has adopted a higher general fund budget but kept its tax rate.

City council members this week adopted the same tax rate of 52 cents per $100 property valuation, along with a general fund budget.

That general fund budget is less than 1 percent higher than last year, said Trina Freeman, finance director for Henderson.

She said some park improvements are still in the works, such as completing trails and other details, and there is more than $200,000 in the budget for a potential animal shelter project.

It is unknown where the new shelter would go, she said, but the city budgeted for it in case plans develop.

Additionally, Ms. Freeman said garbage rates are going up, which usually happens each year because of inflation. The increase -about 3 percent – takes effect Oct. 1.

Ms. Freeman said that means a residential customer who now pays $15.93 a month for twice a week pick up would pay $16.38 with the new rates.

Overall, she said the city is being conservative this year with projects, and is factoring in the cost of maintaining park renovations.


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