Budget and Financial Resources

Operating Budgets

Every fall the City Council reviews and approves an operating budget for the next year. The operating budget describes what services will be provided and how services will be paid for. Departments start preparing their budget requests in May. Those requests are reviewed by the City Manager who presents a recommended budget to the City Council in early October. Following a series of work sessions on the budget, the City Council receives citizen input and approves the operating budget in November.

Capital Improvement Plan

In the spring of each year, departments begin planning capital projects for the next 5 years. Capital projects include bike trails, street resurfacing, development of parks, replacement of equipment, building maintenance, and others. These projects are presented to the City Council as part of the Capital Improvement Plan.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR, is the most informative financial report prepared by the City. The purpose of the report is to provide the reader detailed information concerning the financial condition and outlook for the City. Information is provided from all funds including the General Fund, Special Revenue funds, Enterprise funds, and Internal Service funds. The report is prepared in the spring following the completion of our December 31 fiscal year. Here is the most current Annual Financial Reports.