For City staff and the Board of Aldermen, this time of year is budget time! The City’s budget document is one of the most important documents adopted as it repurposes our tax dollars and other revenues collected by the City and is based on the overall strategic plan outlined by the City’s leaders. It is a legal, binding document administered by the Mayor and City Administrator. The City’s fiscal year mirrors the calendar year and per State statute, for expenditures to be legally made beginning January 1 for FY2020, a balanced budget must be adopted by the Board of Aldermen by December 31st.
Staff will present to the Board of Aldermen a draft FY2020 Operating Budget in October and budget workshops are scheduled for the following dates at the Osage Beach City Hall Council Chambers:
- Tuesday, October 29th
- Thursday, October 31st
- Tuesday, November 5th
Budget workshops are open to the public and all are welcome! The purpose of these workshops is to provide a time for City staff, Mayor, and Board of Aldermen to review and discuss the draft budget and for the Board of Aldermen to make changes, if needed, in preparation for adoption in December. A final draft is prepared by early December with the first reading for approval, preceded by a public hearing, held at the first meeting in December and the second (final) reading held at the second meeting in December.
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.