The City of Springfield’s 2013-14 budget includes money for a splash pad.
The Springfield City Council passed the budget at their Sept. 17 meeting. A public hearing on both the budget and the tax rate was held on the same day.
The budget of expenditures for 2013-14 is set at $3,317,685.
The property tax request is set at $633,200, which comes out to 82.4 cents per 100 dollars of valuation.
49.9962 cents of that tax levy will go to the general fund, while 32.4398 cents will go to the bond fund.
A property owner whose home and land have a $150,000 valuation will pay $1,236 in taxes to the city this year.
The city’s budget includes splash pad construction in Buffalo Park.
Springfield will seek new bids on the splash pad project this fall, after initial bids from Dostal Construction, LawnSmith & Co, Inc. and Calabretto Building Group all came in much higher than the city had budgeted for or planned to spend.
At the Sept. 17 meeting, councilmembers discussed readying Buffalo Park for the eventual arrival of a splash pad.
Councilmember Randy Fleming requested that the City Attorney and City Clerk prepare a resolution to dispose of the caboose that resides in the park, preferably through a public auction this spring.