A debt levy represents a commitment to invest in our community.
The City Council has worked with staff to ensure Liberty has a strong financial foundation that can withstand the pressures of an ever-changing economy. For more than 15 years, the City held the line on property taxes, often reducing the City’s property tax levy, while also leveraging outside funding to complete $70 million in major infrastructure improvements at a cost of just $10 million to the City of Liberty. The City of Liberty currently has the third lowest property tax rate in Clay County.
The idea for an Activity Center and updates the Liberty Community Center actually came from public input. Following the Liberty Parks & Rec Master Plan process that took place last year, a citizen Task Force was appointed and specifically charged with looking at the feasibility of a fieldhouse, community center and/or natatorium. The Task Force has worked with staff to identify programming needs in our community, have narrowed down the scope of the project and have recommended upgrades at the Liberty Community Center and construction of the Liberty Activity Center. In order to pay for the construction of a project of this size, the City would need to issue bonds.