Mill Levy increase in Topeka

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The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority has authorized a Mill Levy increase of 67.5 percent.

According to the Topeka Capital-Journal the Board approved the .824 increase yesterday.

That would raise taxes on a $100,000 home to $23.51.  That’s $9.50 more than last year.

The main reason for the increase is the uncertainty of the operation of one air traffic control tower.

Sequester cuts threatened federal funds for as many as 173 towers including two in Topeka.

Thanks to actions form lawmakers, the Federal Aviation Administration has promised to pay for the towers through September 30, 2013.

The Board says it will revisit the Mill Levy increase if funding is restored beyond that date.

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