The FY2024 budget continues to reflect the City’s sound financial position. This year’s budget includes a flat aggregate tax levy for the third year in a row. This means the amount of property taxes collected for City services, $14.4 million, will be the same as December 2020. While keeping property tax revenues flat, the City continues its commitment to public safety and infrastructure improvements. 2024 will see a major renovation and addition of the City’s southern fire station, increased sidewalk and street repairs, additional green alley infrastructure, sewer improvements, and completion of a new salt dome.
The City’s Strategic Plan was last updated in August 2022 and set forth a clear mission and vision for the organization. This plan detailed specific goals that fell within six strategic priority areas:
- Fiscal Stability and Management
- Workforce Development
- Community Outreach and Engagement
- Technology Enhancements, Use and Effectiveness
- Capital & Infrastructure Investments and Improvements
- Quality Customer Service and Delivery of City Services
The FY2024 budget reflects the City’s commitment to each of these strategic priority areas while maintaining stability and providing premium services.