The Finance Department coordinates the collaboration of all City departments to develop the City’s budget. The City currently prepares annual operating budgets for: the General Fund, Debt Service Funds, Special Revenue Funds, and the Public Utility Funds (Water and Sanitary Sewer). The city also prepares a five-year Capital Improvement Plan.

The budget process typically begins in May with individual departments preparing their budget requests. Numerous public meetings are held between then and September where the City staff and City Council will discuss and review the budgetary requests. In September, the City Council adopts a preliminary budget and property tax levy. Public meetings again are used for further discussion and review of the budget before the City Council adopts the final budgets and property tax levy in December. 

2024 Budget Discussions

Budget Discussion and Documents related to the City Budget
Date Topic Document Link
June 20, 2023 Capital Improvement Plan Link
July 25, 2023 Governmental Funds Preliminary Budget Discussion Link
July 26, 2023 Governmental Funds Preliminary Budget Discussion Link
August 15, 2023 Capital Improvement Plan Link
September 5, 2023 Preliminary Budget Review Link
September 19, 2023 Preliminary Budget Adoption  Link
October 17, 2023 Utility/Enterprise Fund Budget Discussion Link
December 5, 2023 Truth in Taxation Hearing/Budget Presentation