Annual Budget Reports / Budget Presentation

Budget Process

The annual budget process projects the City's financial position and the dollars needed to provide services to the citizens of Windsor Heights. The budget report is required to be filed annually with the County Auditor as well as the Iowa Department of Management by March 15.

Prior to the budget filing in March each year, the City Council performs a budget development process through various budget workshops and meetings in January and February. Below is a summary of the important dates for Windsor Heights’s budget development process.

November 11, 2018
Budget worksheets due from the department heads.

November 19, 2018
City Administrator and City Clerk to meet with Council Budget Committee to review Capital Improvement Plan(CIP), Equipment Revolving Plan(ERP), and Tax Increment Financing(TIF) projections.

December 17, 2018
Council Budget Committee and Staff will present recommendations on CIP, ERP, and TIF projections. City council will set the public hearing on the CIP for January 7, 2019. 

January 2, 2018
City Administrator and City Clerk to meet regarding all budget documents. 

January 4, 2019
City Administrator to meet with each department head.

January 7, 2019
Public Hearing on the CIP, ERP and TIF projections.

January 28, 2019
Special Council meeting- Budget Work Session at 6:00 pm.

February 4, 2019
Council meeting- Budget Work Session following the council meeting.

February 18, 2019
Approval of the FY19/20 Budget Publication and setting the maximum property tax rate for FY19/20. Approval of the public hearing notice for March 4th meeting.

March 4, 2019
Public Hearing for the FY19/20 Budget during regular City Council meeting. Approval of the proposed FY19/20 Budget.

March 15, 2019
Adopted budget filed with Polk County auditor.

July 1, 2019
New fiscal year begins.

Annual Budget Documents