Budget Process

2023 Budget Process - schedule

  • June 25, 2022 - Provide Budget Worksheets to Department Directors
  • July 12, 2022 - Meeting with Department Directors
  • August 11, 2022 - Budget Workshop with Council
  • August 25, 2022 - Budget Workshop with Council
  • September 14, 2022 - Council considers approval of Preliminary Levy
  • October 12, 2022 - Budget Workshop with Council - if needed
  • October 26, 2022 - Budget Workshop with Council - if needed
  • November 28, 2022 - Proposed Public input meeting regarding levy and budget
  • December 01, 2022 - Proposed Second Public Input meeting if necessary
  • December 14, 2022 - 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 is tentatively scheduled to be held November 28 at 6:00 pm.