What is a bond referendum?
A bond referendum is a voting process that gives voters the power to decide if a municipality should be authorized to borrow money for citizen-desired improvements and projects through the sale of bonds. A bond is a loan taken out by the City to fund capital improvements. In Kansas, any bond intended to be used for parks or recreation projects must be approved by the voters.
How would the proposed recreational amenities be paid for?
The proposed parks, trails, and sports fields improvements would be paid for by a property tax increase. The chart below is meant to provide an approximate idea of how much your property taxes would increase based on your home value.