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Selection of the above projects was over a year in the making. The City of Yukon sent out a Community Survey in Fall of 2021 and held several town-hall style Community Conversations to listen and gain perspective of what development residents would like to see.
The feedback from the public highlighted streets and roads as the top need. Those results were given to a Capital Projects Advisory Board, comprised of residents and business owners of Yukon, who studied the projects further.
The final list of proposed projects came from recommendations from citizens of Yukon, the Capital Projects Advisory Board, City Council and City staff.
In conversations with the City of Yukon’s Bond and Financial Counsel, property tax was recommended as the most adequate funding source to complete the projects due to their size. As a result, the Yukon City Council authorized a special bond election at the December 6, 2022 City Council meeting.
These improvements have a total cost of $37,500,000. The majority of the City’s operating budget covers day to day operations that include all city services like utilities, public safety and quality of life. The amount available to cover large projects is not sustainable in the operating budget without affecting basic city services.
If approved, this will increase annual property tax.
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