Council to Meet With City Departments at 3 Budget Hearings

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The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

In accordance with the Watertown City Charter and the Council Rules, the Honorable City Council will meet, as the Committee of the Whole, for the purpose of holding public hearings on the City Manager’s Proposed Budget for the Fiscal Year 2024.

The public hearings on the City Manager’s Proposed Budget for the Fiscal Year 2024 will be held as follows:

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 – 6 PM

City Council
City Manager
City Auditor
City Assessor
Treasurer / Collector
City Attorney

Thursday, May 25, 2023 – 6 PM

Human Resources
Information Technology
City Clerk / Elections
Community Development & Planning
Constituent Services
Parking Lots & Meters
Public Buildings
Recreation Departments
         Non-Department Appropriations, (Debt, Capital Projects, Etc.)

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 – 6 PM

Health and Human Services Departments
School Department
Public Safety Departments
Department of Public Works
         Water & Sewer Enterprise Budgets

Department Heads will be available for questions at the above scheduled hearings.

Under this schedule, it is anticipated that the Honorable City Council will take formal action on the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget at its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.

The hearing will begin at approximately 8 PM.

The Fiscal Year 2024 General Fund Budget, as proposed, totals $190,325,000.

Additionally, the Fiscal Year 2024 Water and Sewer Enterprise Budgets, as proposed, totals $20,772,921.

The annual City Budget is the single most important policy decision made each year by the City Council. All citizens of the City are invited and encouraged to participate in these meetings to express the opinions of this budget and the priorities it establishes. A copy of the proposed budget is available for examination at the City Clerk’s Office and available on the City’s website by clicking here.

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