Annual Budget Process

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The annual budget process occurs between the months of October and April.  During this time, the Finance Department works under the direction of the Administrator and in conjunction with the Finance & Personnel Committee to produces a number of public documents including a user friendly and final buget.

2018 Budget Timeline

OCTOBER 1, 2017

2017 and 2018 Budget workshops distributed to Department Heads. This will include sheets for revenues, operating appropriations and capital projects.

OCTOBER 30, 2017 - DECEMBER 2017

All worksheets due back to the CFO.  Numbers will be loaded into the Edmunds financial software for review with each department head.


Meetings will be held with each department head to review all aspects of their 2017 and 2018 budget, including a line by line review of requested appropriations as well as approved and requested capital projects.  The finance committee will meet with Mike Petonak (Streets/Water), Dave Mayhood (Police), Ed Robillard (Fire), Rosemarie Lynch (Recreation), Neil Henry (Administration and Health) to review their budget requests.  These will take place over two separate meetings scheduled for Saturday mornings (1/6 & 1/13th).


Review first draft of the 2018 budget and capital requests with the Finance Committee. Goal:  Projected tax increase of zero percent.  Administrator and CFO will continue working through the budget to meet that goal.  Review second and, if needed, third drafts of the 2018 budget and capital requests with the Finance & Personnel Committee.

MARCH 19, 2018

Introduction of the 2018 Budget and Capital Plan for public and board review.

APRIL 16, 2018

Public presentation and adoption of the 2018 Budget and Capital Plan.