The City's formal budget process begins in February each year for the fiscal year beginning July 1. This process begins with the City Council Visioning Session typically held early to mid-February.
Utility Department budgets are based on City utility rates, which are established as part of the budget process. The General fund budget is based upon the City millage rates that are set as part of General Fund budget. A public work session with City Council and a public hearing are completed as part of the budget process. Public input is welcomed and appreciated.
The draft budget was discussed at the public hearing on May 16, 2016 and was later approved by City Council at the June 6, 2016 City Council meeting. A copy of the approved budget, proposed rates and the presentation from the public hearing are available below.
City of Chelsea 2016-2017 Approved Budget