June 8, 2018 - Provide Budget Worksheets to Department Directors
July 10, 2018 - Meeting with Department Directors
August 8, 2018 - Budget Workshop with Council
August 22, 2018 - Budget Workshop with Council
September 12, 2018 - Council considers approval of Preliminary Levy
November 27, 2018 - Public input meeting regarding levy and budget
December 3, 2018 - Second Public Input meeting if necessary
December 12, 2018 - Council considers adoption of final levy and budget
Typically, more than half of the property tax dollars the City collects are used to fund the Big Lake Public Safety services, such as police fire and building. Another 30 percent of the tax levy funds maintenance of streets, parks, and snowplowing and other public work functions.
Changes in State Law have eliminated the need for a Truth-in-Taxation Public Hearings, however the Council has schedule a special meeting for formal public comment on the proposed budget and levy for the upcoming year. The special meeting will be held November 27 at 6:00 pm.