Budget Process

2021 Budget Process - tentative schedule

  • June 12, 2020 - Provide Budget Worksheets to Department Directors
  • July 10, 2020 - Meeting with Department Directors
  • July 22, 2020 - Budget Workshop with Council
  • August 12, 2020 - Budget Workshop with Council
  • August 26, 2020 - Budget Workshop with Council
  • September 09, 2020 - Council considers approval of Preliminary Levy
  • October 14, 2020 - Budget Workshop with Council
  • October 22, 2020 - Budget Workshop with Council
  • November 25, 2020 - Public input meeting regarding levy and budget
  • December 02, 2020 - Second Public Input meeting if necessary
  • December 09, 2020 - 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 are for the 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 26 at 6:00 pm.