Budget Process

2024 Budget Process - schedule

  • June 2023 - Provide Budget Worksheets to Department Directors
  • July 2023 - Meeting with Department Directors
  • August 2023 - Budget Workshops with Council
  • September 12, 2023 - Council considers approval of Preliminary Levy
  • October  2023 - Budget Workshop with Council - if needed
  • November 2023 - Public input meeting regarding levy and budget
  • December 13, 2023 - 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 division.  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 27 at 6:00 pm.