Current Budget

The City budget outlines all planned revenues and expenditures for the city government and the City's water and sewer system for the fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. City Council adopts the City budget in June.

Tax Rates

FundRate per $100 assessed value
General Fund$0.57
Rescue Readiness Tax$0.0085
Special Downtown District$0.20


FundEstimated RevenuesFund Balance AppropriatedTotal BudgetAppropriated
Water & Wastewater$10,726,980-$10,726,980

General Fund Expenditures

The general fund include common city services such as police and fire protection, planning, parks and recreation, and public works. The Police Department makes up the largest chunk of general fund expenses for fiscal year 2023-2024 at $7.1 million followed by Public Works at $5.1 million and the Fire Department at $5.0 million.

A pie chart of the general fund expenses budgeted for fiscal year 2023-2024.

The pie chart above shows the breakdown of of the general fund expenses budgeted for fiscal year 2023-2024.

General Fund Expenditures

Public Works Administrative$315,506
Public Works Cemetery and Grounds$727,497
Public Works Building Maintenance$397,669
Public Works Sanitation$895,791
Public Works Streets$2,160,637
Public Works Vehicle Services$379,977
General Fund Total$22,066,505

Water & Wastewater Fund Expenditures

The Water and Wastewater Fund is a utility fund that is separate from general government services included in the General Fund. The largest expenditure in the Water & Wastewater Fund is for water distribution - the pipes than bring water to homes and businesses and the staff that maintain that system. The expenditures for the water treatment plant is a very close second.

A pie chart showing the expenditures budgeted for fiscal year 2023-2024.

The pie chart above shows the Water and Wastewater Fund expenditures budgeted for fiscal year 2023-2024.

Water & Wastewater Fund EXPENDITURES

Admin. & Engineering$655,510
Utilities Maintenance$496,892
Rhodhiss Water Treatment Plant$2,542,385
Water Distribution$2,575,508
Wastewater Collection$1,333,258
Wastewater Pretreatment$202,468
Gunpowder Wastewater Plant$1,031,034
Lower Creek Wastewater Plant$1,889,925
Water & Wastewater Fund Total$10,726,980

 Downtown Tax District Fund 

FundEstimated RevenuesFund Balance Appropriated
Total Budget
Special Downtown District$236,900-$236,900
Tourism Development$90,000-$90,000