Council approves tax rebate program
A new incentive exists for potential property owners in Basehor.
At Thursday night’s Basehor City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution for a new property tax rebate program to encourage new development in the city.
The program has been in the works for several months, headed by council members David Breuer and Dennis Mertz and building inspector Mark Lee. The program offers a rebate of 100 percent of city property taxes for an initial period of three years and then 50 percent for the next three years to property owners of homes constructed on or after July 1. The program also allows a city property tax rebate of 80 percent for three years and 25 percent for three years for owners of commercial structure built on or after July 1. The program was approved for a three-year period.
The tax breaks may expand, also. The program has been presented to the Basehor-Linwood School District, the Basehor Community Library, the Fairmount Township Fire Department and Leavenworth County and is awaiting full approval by these taxing entities.
For more on this story and further action from Thursday’s council meeting, see the Sept. 17 issue of the Sentinel.