Annual Budget Reports / Budget Presentation

Budget Process

The annual budget process projects the City's financial position and the dollars needed to provide services to the citizens of Windsor Heights. The budget report is required to be filed annually with the County Auditor as well as the Iowa Department of Management. If necessary, City Council budget approval could occur later than 3/16/20 as shown in this schedule.

Prior to the budget filing in March each year, the City Council performs a budget development process through various budget workshops and meetings in January and February. Below is a summary of the important dates for Windsor Heights’s budget development process.

The following dates are estimates and are subject to change.

11/1/19

10 year valuation history prepared

11/15/19

Departmental budget requests submitted to City Administrator

12/13/19

Preliminary Budget & Property Tax Rate Determined

12/18/19

Budget Committee Meeting. Preliminary budget & property tax rate reported to City Council

1/10/20

Property valuation certified to City

1/13/20

Budget adjustments completed based on certified valuation impact

1/14/20

Adjusted FY21 operating budget reported to City Council

1/15/20

Budget Committee Meeting

1/20/20

City Council budget review

1/27/20

Budget Committee Meeting

2/4/20

City Council budget review. Council approves maximum property tax public hearing (to be held on 3/2)

2/11/20

Maximum property tax public hearing notice sent to paper prior to 10 am

2/14/20

Publication of maximum property tax public hearing notice

3/2/20

Maximum property tax public hearing. Resolution for maximum property tax is approved. Council approves budget public hearing (to be held on 3/16)

3/3/20

Budget public hearing notice sent to paper prior to 10 am

3/6/20

Publication of budget public hearing notice

3/16/20

Budget public hearing & adoption of final budget

3/31/20

Approved budget certified to Iowa Dept. of Management any time prior to 2/31

Annual Budget Documents