FY 23 Proposed Budget

Fiscal Year 2023 Council-Proposed Budget

The Fiscal Year 2023 Council Approved Budget will be on the ballot for voter approval on March 1, 2022.

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.

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.

The Annual Budget is comprised of three parts:  The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for capital expenses and identified projects, the General Fund budget which includes all department costs, and the Enterprise Funds budget which focuses on the sewer, stormwater, and water projects.

FY23 Budget Development Process Schedule including Capital Improvement Plan.

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). 

In an effort to minimize expenses, the budget booklet is not 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 with a public hearing held on Monday, February 28, 2022, at Tuttle Middle School, the eve of Town meeting Day.  The budget is adopted when approved by the voters.