Schedule OK'd for Snoqualmie 2002 budget

The City Council recently adopted its budget calendar for the ensuing months. The timeline is as follows:

6 p.m. Aug. 13 - Resident participation meeting on council budget goals, followed by regular council meeting at Snoqualmie Police Division building, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. E-mailed or written comments can be submitted to Treasurer Shirley Leonard by noon Aug. 13.

5 p.m. Aug. 27 - Council workshop on budget process, followed by regular council meeting at Snoqualmie Police Division building.

Aug. 28 - City administrator issues budget request forms to department heads along with instructions and initial direction.

Sept. 13 - Department heads submit budget request to city administrator, followed by reviews of requests with city administrator the following week.

5 p.m. Sept. 26 - Department heads make budget request reports to mayor, Finance and Administrative Services Committee, city administrator and interested council members at the Snoqualmie Police Division building. City administrator presents preliminary revenue forecast for 2002.

Oct. 5 - City administrator completes third-quarter budget report, completes final revenue forecasts for 2002 and estimates cash balances for next year.

5 p.m. Oct. 16 - Council workshop on budget at Snoqualmie Police Division building. City administrator presents issues and options presentation on 2002 budget.

Oct. 24 - Mayor completes preliminary budget with message and files them with the city clerk. Copies of the preliminary budget are available to the public. Budget hearing notices for the preliminary and final budget published. Publication dates are Nov. 1 and Nov. 8.

Nov. 12 - Public hearing on 2002 preliminary budget, revenue sources and levying taxes for the fiscal year that starts Jan. 1, 2002.

Nov. 12 - City Council sets property tax levy at regular meeting.

Nov. 21 - Council Finance and Administrative Services Committee makes final adjustments to the budget.

Nov. 26 - Final public hearing on the budget.

Dec. 10 - City Council adopts budget.

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