The tax budget is the initial foray into crafting spending plans for the coming year and doesn't always represent what the township will actually end up spending. The appropriation budget with more fine-tuned expenditure plans will be passed later.
The township projected revenues in all funds next year to reach
"We like having that pessimism with the expenses and having the pessimism in the revenues at this point," he said. "That way we don't caught short when more, better data becomes available. We want to have favorable variances, not unfavorable variances."
The general fund is the main fund for the township and expenditures are projected at
The biggest budgets are always for safety services but there are two voted levies to cover those costs. The police budget stands at
There is a new wrinkle for next year however, both police and fire will be negotiating new union contracts. Trustee Board President
"The last time we did an agreement it went to conciliation and in the words of (law director)
Because police cannot strike, when contract talks reach an impasse and a fact-finder's recommendations aren't agreed upon, the contract goes to a conciliator for the final decision.
The biggest single ticket item for next year also holds that distinction this year. Work began on the massive
The township is paying
Another TIF is paying for the new
"That's what TIF is for, it's to help with the infrastructure to encourage development," Welch said.
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