City departments will begin their budget process later this month in preparation for the upcoming fiscal year. Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023) is the city’s budget year that will run from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. The adopted budget ordinance will set the new tax rate and city fees.
Over the next few months, managers and supervisors will start to anticipate and estimate next year’s city projects, which are then reviewed by Interim City Manager Brian Hiatt and the finance staff, led by Finance Director Wade Furches. Salisbury City Council must receive the first draft of the FY2023 budget from the city manager by Wednesday, June 1.
Residents will be invited by City Council to weigh in on the FY2023 budget during a public hearing in June. City Council usually holds at least one budget work session to discuss the budget in detail. Watch for budget meeting and public hearing dates here in the Lamplighter and on the city’s social media platforms.
The budget will be adopted by Council prior to June 30.