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 by March 15.

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. The process for the FY 2018-2019 Operating Budget to start July 1, 2018 will include information on all the City's operations and fund accounts. Below is a summary of the important dates for Windsor Heights’s budget development process.

November 13, 2017
Budget worksheets due from the department heads.

November 20, 2017
City Administrator and City Clerk to meet with Council Budget Committee to review CIP, ERP, and TIF projections.

December 18,2017 
Council Budget Committee and Staff will present recommendations on CIP, ERP, and TIF projections. City council will set the public hearing on the CIP for January 15, 2018. 

January 2, 2018
City Administrator and City Clerk to meet regarding all budget documents. Department staff gets recommendations from Council Committees (Public Safety and Public Works).

January 8, 2018
City Administrator to meet with each department head.

January 15, 2018
Public Hearing on the CIP, ERP and TIF projections.

February 12, 2018
Special Council meeting- Budget Work Session at 6:00 pm.

February 19, 2018
Approval of the FY19 Budget Publication and setting the maximum property tax rate for FY19. Approval of the public hearing notice for March 5th meeting.

March 5, 2018
Public Hearing for the FY19 Budget during regular City Council meeting. Approval of the proposed FY19 Budget.

March 15, 2018
Adopted budget filed with Polk County auditor.

July 1, 2018
New fiscal year begins.