Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Annual Budget 

Each year the City adopts an annual budget which is an appropriation of public funds for the following Fiscal Year.  The City's Fiscal Year begins each year on July 1 and ends on June 30.  The budget is named for the year in which it ends.

FISCAL YEAR 2019 BUDGET
This prepared budget has been approved by the City Council. It will be presented to registered voters to consider on  the ballot on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) begins on July 1, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2019. 

ANNUAL BUDGET BOOK
This book contains detailed proposed fund information for all City expenditures and revenues budgeted for FY2019. It includes the following:

  • Budget Summary
  • General Fund Expenditures
  • General Fund Revenues
  • Special Funds
  • Enterprise Funds
  • Enterprise Funds Rate Sheet
  • Stormwater Ten Year Plan
  • Ten Year Debt Projections


2019-2028 Capital Improvement Program 

This plan has been approved by City Council and is now available with projected financial details. It covers a 10 year span, planning for future projects and capital expenses.


 

Annual Budget
Each year the City adopts an annual budget which is an appropriation of public funds for the following Fiscal Year.  The City's Fiscal Year begins each year on July 1 and ends on June 30.  The budget is named for the year in which it ends.

Budget Development
By the time a Fiscal Year begins, the City is already looking ahead to budget for the following fiscal year.  See below under Adoption Process to learn how the City budget is considered and approved each year.

The City Council approves a schedule to develop the budget each year.

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Development Schedule (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019).

Adoption Process

The City Manager presents the following Fiscal Year budget each winter to the City Council for consideration.  The City Council, over one or more meetings, will come to a decision regarding the budgets for the General Fund (all department costs) and for the Enterprise Funds (Sewer, Stormwater and Water). 

Again this year in an effort to minimize expenses, the budget booklet will not be automatically mailed.  Instead a card will be mailed to all voters with instructions on how to receive a book if they so desire.  The Budget will also be available online.  Voters may either go to City Hall to obtain a budget book, or call 846-4107 to have a book mailed to them.  This budget book also contains the School District's Budget.  The South Burlington School District is a separate political and fiscal entity from the City. 

There will be an annual City meeting and a public hearing held on Monday, March 6, 2018 at Tuttle Middle School, the eve of Town meeting Day.  The budget is adopted when approved by the voters. 

The City Council adopted an amendment to the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2019-2028 on December 4, 2017 after a Public Hearing. The first year (2019) will be incorporated into the FY19 budget.  The CIP is advisory to the budget process.