Public Invited to Attend Budget Hearings
The first of three 2016 Budget hearings is scheduled for November 4th at 7pm with additional hearings on November 18th and December 2nd. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!! ( Budget Documents)
The first hearing on November 4th will be on the REVENUE sources which include the City’s property tax levy for 2016 – a proposed increase of 1%, the increase to the water/sewer rates based on the recommendations from the comprehensive rate study completed in October, and some fee adjustments for city fees for other services.
Hearings on November 18th and December 2nd will cover the proposed EXPENDITURES for all the departments based on the proposed revenues. This will include requests for normal operating expenditures for all departments, tourism dollar requests, library needs, community building expenses, street projects, and water/sewer projects. The Capital Facilities Plan which lists needed capital improvements is a part of these hearings.
Please come and provide input to the Council as they consider the needs and issues of your community and how to fund those needs.
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