A message from our City Manager: 

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.