Great Bend has a longstanding record of fiscal responsibility based upon sound financial planning and budgeting. This has made it possible for being able to reduce the City’s mill levy from 61.93 mills in 1995 to 42.348 mills in 2011. The dollars levied in 1995 totaled $3,262,500 compared to $3,953,102 in 2011, an annualized increase of only 1.32%. The Tax Dollars and Mills Chart
provides more information on assessed valuations and levies and the Total Dollar Levy Comparisons
provides information on how the City’s Dollar Levy increases have compared to the County, Community College, and School District.