Wichita's second quarter financial report released

Rodney Price
September 01, 2020 - 11:15 am
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A report on Wichita's 2020 second quarter finances is out.

Some of the key takeaways: we learned that the city's general fund expenditures will be down around $12 million this year. However, the second quarter of 2020 was very similar to that of 2019. 

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City Treasurer Mark Manning says that sales tax is out-performing, while police expenditures were over budget. Transit and airport services saw decreased revenues, thanks to lower ridership during the pandemic. CARES Act funding will be important for the city through the end of the year. 

The city's golf fund continues to struggle, down $238 thousand. Golf rounds were down just over 24 percent and revenues down 31 percent. 

In other city news, the council approved an $850 thousand project for voice and data cabling services as they are needed around the city. The city will use local companies Decker Electric and Vision Communications.

The council also approved $700 thousand to bid a sewer lift station project at K-96 and Ridge in the northwest part of the city. This project will serve new development areas with sewer service as Wichita grows.

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