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Posted on March 15, 2017 at 4:54 PM by grodericks grodericks
Everything starts right after the Mid-Year Report for the FY 2016/17 Budget which was sent to the Council at the February 15, 2017 Council Meeting. Following that update, we start having internal departmental meetings and meetings with the City Manager (me) to review each departmental budget.
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Led by the Finance Director, each department head starts working through a general fiscal overview and line-item budget details. Templates are sent to each department to complete for each line-item within their proposed budget. Written justification for any major expenditure change (up) is required. This all occurs between February 15 and March 13.
Once the Finance Director has all the detail back, departments meet with the City Manager during the week of March 20 to go through item by item their operational and capital budget proposals. These meetings continue through April 5 and toward the end, include the Town’s Capital Improvement Project Budgets.
If you like numbers - these are the meetings to attend for the Town’s Budget Process:
Once the May 3 Study Session is complete, staff takes all of the feedback and pulls it together into the “draft” Final Budget.
More information on the Town’s budget and budget process can be had by contacting Finance Director Robert Barron III at email@example.com or the City Manager, George Rodericks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember....you can also visit the Town’s online Fiscal Transparency Portal to drill down into the numbers as they are updated!