Annual Budget Process

The annual budget process occurs between the months of November and April. During this time, the Finance Department produces public information in various formats, ranging from graphic/simple to comprehensive/granular. Residents can choose what level of detail they wish to see based on the below list.

Annual One Sheet Budget Summary: This document presents budget information in a very graphic and simple format and has been produced since 2015.

Budget in Brief: This is a one-page budget summary. The document has been created since 1986 and while the format has changed slightly, it is still possible to make meaningful comparisons of numbers from 1986 to present.

Audit Report: This very detailed 100+ page document contains very comprehensive and granular information. Digital copies are on-line from 2006 to date and hard copies dating back to the 1970’s are readily available in the finance office.

Best Practices InventoryThe Inventory assesses each municipality’s compliance with various laws and evaluates implementation of fiscal and operational best practices. Inventory answers provide taxpayers an additional means of evaluating their municipality’s performance. The Inventory also identifies areas where municipalities may require further technical assistance. Furthering this objective, the Inventory contains an unscored survey section soliciting information on a variety of topics.

Annual Budget Process: The remainder of this page outlines the budget documents and presentations given to Council during the budget process as well as a schedule of upcoming budget-related meetings. Click on Financial Documents on the left menu bar for a full listing of past budgets, audits, and other information.

  1. 2023
  2. 2022
  3. 2021
  4. 2020
  5. 2019
  6. 2018
  7. 2017
  8. 2016
  9. 2015
  10. 2014
  11. 2013
  • December 12, 2022
    A presentation on the proposed Five Year Capital Plan was given to Council.
  • January 9, 2023
    presentation on the Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund and the proposed Five Year Capital Plan was given to Council. 
  • January 23, 2023
    A presentation on Public Works, Electric Utility, Water Utility, and utility fund balance was given to Council
  • February 13, 2023
    Initial Municipal Budget and Fund Balance discussion 
  • February 27, 2023
    Department Head Presentations
  • March 13, 2023
    Final budget hearing and strategic planning guidelines
  • March 27, 2023
    Budget introduction 

The above schedule is subject to change.