A public hearing is scheduled for December 17, 2019 for the purpose of receiving public input on the proposed Capital Improvement Plan which you can dowloand below. The plan is scheduled to be adopted at the December 17, 2019 meeting. If you have any questions about the plan and would like further details, you are free to submit that inquiry or call City Hall. If you would like to submit a written opinion about the document, you may submit it to City Hall and that submission will be included with the council packets. Submissions must contain your name and address. Any submissions missing that information will not be accepted.
Below is the proposed budget for FYE2020. This budget begins in July of 2019. The higlights include maintaining our current tax rate at $12.17, lowering the cost for water while raisinig the cost for sewer, establishing a 1% Franchise Fee on Gas and Electric, $400,000 is road work, purchasing a new ambulance, and water infrastrucutre improvements.
All of the major expenditures are being performed with cash on hand. Every budget year includes each department setting aside money into an equipment fund. As these funds build, they allow us to make these large expenditures without having to borrow money to do them. The street project is calling for Phase 2 of the Street Improvement Plan being implemented.
The changes to water and sewer allow us to properly receive revenues where they are needed. We now have a fair amount of revenue in the water fund to be able to do projects without borrowing, so we are lowering that rate. We increased the sewer rate by the same amount in order to bring more revenue into the sewer fund. That fund is still negative, but it is improving greatly. We have an added expense for the treatment facility capital reserve. That added expense would steer us off of our positive direction in fund recovery. The end result will be no increase to your overall bill.
The 1% Franchise Fee for gas and electric will replace the current 1% Local Option Sales Tax on your bill, so this will not increase the bill. That current 1%sales tax is shared with other taxing bodies. Replacing that with the Franchise Fee will mean that we capture all of that 1%. The end result is the City's $1,500 in LOST is replaced with $39,000 in the Franchise Fee, meaning a net gain for the City of about $37,500. Again, this does not increase your bill.
If you have any questions about this budget, please feel free to contact City Hall or drop an email via the Contact Us page.
Below is the download pdf of the annual fiancial report for Fiscal Year Ending 2019 which is required to be submitted to the State Department of Management. We are pleased that the City is in fairly sound financial health overall. The trends are headed in the right direction. We did publish the summary in the newspaper as required, but this document will show all of the individual worksheets that detail what the summary presents. If you have any questions about the information, feel free to contact the City Administrator.
NEW COMMUNITY CENTER GUIDELINES AND POLICIES
Annual Pet Registration
January 1st - March 31st
$3 for spayed or neutered cat or dog
$6 for non-spayed or neutered cat or dog
$10 late fee/pet after March 31st
November 15th - April 1st
Enforced 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.
At 6 p.m. - Even side of street on even calendar days. Odd side of street on odd
calendar days. This is in effect only on announced snow event days. If there is no snow, you do not need to move your vehicle.
(exception: one side of street parking and no curb and gutter)
Calendar Parking events will be announced on our web page, facebook page and the radio (KROS).
Monday - Wednesday
11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Yard waste is cancelled for the remainder of the 2019 season due to weather.
Weed Ordinance - Yard Waste Dates
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Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Yard waste ONLY
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818 7th Avenue
P.O. Box 77
Camanche, Iowa 52730
Median Household Income: $41,859
Median Home Price: $80,200
Median Age: 40.5