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 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
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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.
Monday Route - Rural, Cedar Heights and City area south of Washington Boulevard
Tuesday Route - Lloyd’s Trailer Court and City area north of Washington Boulevard
Curbside recycling is temporarily suspended. There are recycling bins available at the Police Department parking lot. These bins are for recycling only. The area is under video surveillance. Do not use these bins for rubbish.
Please check the guidelines here if you have any questions about what can or cannot be placed in the recycling bin.
There is a slight change in how the large item pickup will happen. This year, all of the large item pickup will be handled in the same week. We will not be splitting different days to different weeks. The pickup is scheduled for the week of May 20 and will go through the 22nd. You should have your items out no earlier than the 12th and no later than the 19th. Below is a link to a pdf describing what can and cannot be set out for large item pickup.
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Weed Ordinance - Yard Waste Dates
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Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Yard waste ONLY