It will cost $2.50 a month more for water, however, while sewer rates will go up $2 a month, paid to the city but passed on to Central Davis Sewer District.
And for that small part of the city served by the Davis-Weber Canal, there will be a hike of about 25 cents a month.
That's the word from Dean Storey, Kaysville City's finance director.
Power rates were increased about 7 percent more than a year ago.
The tentative budget was approved May 20 and the final budget hearing is set for June 17 at 6:30 p.m. The city council is expected to pass the final budget during its 7 p.m. meeting that evening.
The total budget is down about 1-1/2 percent from the current year's, which ends June 30, Storey said. That's because capital expenditures, such as for new vehicles, have been reduced.
The general fund of $9.3 million includes $1.6 million for administration, $1.9 million for parks, recreation and public properties, $717,000 for community development, $1.7 million for public works, $2.3 million for police, $500,000 for the fire department, and $453,000 in transfers.
Revenue comes from the following sources: about $260,000 in building permits, roughly half of the previous year; sales tax of about $3.2 million, a figure Storey said was flat compared to the current year; about $3 million for property taxes, among other sources.
The capital project fund, set at $1,030,000, includes $840,000 for Heritage Park, $90,000 in Main Street im-provements, $10,000 for the rail trail, and undetermined for the 200 North Overpass, which is due to open sometime next month.
Heritage Park work will include design, start on site development and some of the improvements, such as a start on grading, drainage, concrete work, and hopefully restrooms, City Manager John Thacker said.
The water department is looking to add a new water tank, the city's sixth, on the Green Road property above U.S. Highway 89 in Fruit Heights. That is projected to cost about $1.5 million and will hold 1.5 million to two million gallons, Storey said.
Work is also under way on a larger Burton Lane water line, which will include road resurfacing, budgeted for $500,000.
The same as in the current year's budget, employees are due to receive a 3 percent cost of living increase, Storey said. The city of 25,000 residents has 79 full-time employees, including 15 in the power department. Bountiful is the only other city in the county with its own electric utility. No additional, new positions are included in the budget.
Storey characterized the budget as "pretty conservative.
"As we grow bigger, we will probably have to look at our tax base and rates. We don't want big box stores (revenue producers), so we have to look at trade-offs," the finance director said.
"It's inevitable; to continue doing what we're doing, we're going to have to increase taxes, revenue, somehow," Thacker said. However, again, no tax hike is included in the coming budget.
The mayor, city council and key staff are due to meet in a special, open meeting Saturday, May 31, at 8 a.m. at city hall. They will tour the city to view various projects and discuss the budget starting at 9:30 a.m.