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Council sets new budget schedule

Council sets new budget schedule

When the Christmas tree is ready to come down and the first of New Year’s resolutions are broken, the Charles City Council will already be forging ahead on a new budget plan for fiscal year 2016-17. Between Jan. 6-28, council members will meet for budget workshops covering everything from public safety, housing and city staff, to park space, infrastructure projects and city utilities. The public hearing and budget adoption date is set for March 7. The budget submission deadline to the county auditor is set for March 15. At this time, all workshops are scheduled to take place in the council chambers at City Hall.

Jan. 6, 4 p.m. –– Public Safety

Police Department, Fire Department, Code enforcement

Jan. 13, 6 p.m. –– Housing

Public housing, housing capital funds, 2012 Rehab Grant, employee benefits

Jan. 14, 4 p.m. –– Leisure

Library, Parks and Rec, Riverfront Project, cable fund

Jan. 21, 4 p.m. –– Water, wastewater, Administration pt. 1

Water, meter deposits, TIF, utility improvements

Jan. 25, 5 p.m. –– Administration pt. 2

Business office, city administrator, city clerk, mayor/council, engineering, debt service

Jan. 28, 4 p.m. –– Streets/ capital projects

RUT, CVTC, Option tax, 2013 flood, waste fund

Feb. 3 –– Extra budget workshop if needed March 7, 7 p.m. –– Charles City Council meeting

Public hearing on budget and adoption

March 15 ––

Deadline for submitting the budget to Floyd County Auditor

Staff Report