As we welcome fall to Osage Beach I would like to remind our community that we have two great events coming up to celebrate the seasons. Our Fall Festival, held at the Osage Beach City Park, is on Saturday, October 13 and the Holiday Lights, also held at the Osage Beach City Park, begins the week of Thanksgiving and runs through the end of the year. To stay in touch with all of our events and news, check out our City Facebook pages and our City website, www.osagebeach.org.
As we commence into the final fiscal quarter of FY2018 and begin to prepare for FY2019, it is a pleasure to report overall revenues and expenditures are within projections for the current year. Sales Tax revenue represents a majority of the City’s revenue source, 57% projected in the FY2018 overall budget, with Fees & Service Charges coming in second, at 35%. The year-to-date Sales Tax receipts through September are $16,525 (0.5%) more than 2017 receipts for the same period and $50,832 (1.4%) less that projected in the FY2018 Budget.
My office is committed to effectively managing the day to day operations and to the responsible administration of our budget. However, this would not be possible without all the experienced and dedicated employees of the City and the direction of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. We are dedicated to being good stewards of our community and will continue to operate efficiently to deliver superior municipal services to our citizens and visitors. Your comments and suggestions are of value! Please do not hesitate to contact me.