City staff has been hard at work analyzing past years’ budgets and assembling estimated costs for a variety of projects currently under consideration for the coming year and beyond.

Join City Administrator Kent Royster and members of the City Council as they walk through the initial budget for the coming fiscal year (which runs from July of 2022 through June of 2023) and let them know where you think the City should prioritize its investements in the community’s future.

All workshops start an hour before the City Council Meeting (at 6pm). Hard copies of budget documents will be available at the door.

Dates Time Subject
November 9, 2021 6:00 PM Workshop with Fire Department
November 23, 2021 6:00 PM Workshop with Administration
December 14, 2021 6:00 PM Workshop for Public Works including Sewer
February 8, 2022 6:00 PM Workshop to Review Capital Projects
February 22, 2022 6:00 PM Final Review of FY23 Budget

Following the final budget workshop, the City Administrator will prepare documents for a Max Levy hearing where the Council will discuss proposed tax rates for the coming year and solicit the input of residents and area businesses.

What happens after the Max Levy Rate has been established?

Once the Max Levy Rate (a tax cap) has been determined by the City Council, the Administrator will once again go through the budget and make some final tweaks before it is presented to the Community at a Budget Hearing and then to the City Council for review and certification. Once the FY23 Budget is certified by the Council, it is submitted to the County and is “official.”