Part of our responsibility of providing superior municipal services to our community includes using our resources wisely and maintaining a balanced budget. The operating budget is a planning document outlining the uses of the City’s monetary resources.
The current FY2019 budget supported nearly $35.4 million in expenditures and is estimated to end overall under budget with a few projects to be carried over into FY2020. In revenues, FY2019 Sales Tax, which represented 41% of the overall revenue from all City Funds, to date is less than 1.2% over collections from FY2018.
The FY2020 Operating Budget process began with three recent workshops with the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and Staff, in which draft #1 was reviewed, supporting expenditures of $29.5 million. The workshops are times set aside for staff to present to the elected body a draft budget and answer questions in preparation for an adoption by the elected body in December. The City operates a fiscal year beginning January 1.
With completion of the workshops, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen will be presented with FY2020 Operating Budget Draft #2 on December 5, 2019, during the Board of Aldermen meeting. A public hearing will precede the first reading request at that meeting.
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