Mill Creek Passes 2019-2020 Biennial Budget

Mill Creek Passes 2019-2020 Biennial Budget
Posted on 12/05/2018
The Mill Creek City Council unanimously adopted the 2019-2020 Biennium Budget at its Dec. 4 meeting. The total budgeted revenues, which include beginning fund balances, are $59,138,265; expenses match revenues for these same years.

The budget is balanced and includes no increase to the regular property tax.

In his budget message to the City Council, Interim City Manager Bob Stowe noted, “the Budget not only maintains basic services, its makes strategic investments into the City’s future and helps preserve our infrastructure and previous investments as we carefully steward taxpayers dollars.”

The General Fund revenues are projected at $28,195,366 with expenses projected slightly below that at $28,181,353. The City’s largest expenditure in the General Fund is related to personnel, which accounts for $14,312,394. The budget includes 61.9 full-time equivalent employees, which is a decrease from 62.2 FTE employees authorized in the previous biennium.

The budget also includes an increase of $515,000 over the previous biennium due to the fire and emergency medical services contract. The total contract is for $23,806,791 over six years.

Details about specific departmental budgets and work plans are included in the Departmental Expenditures section of the proposed 2019-2020 Biennial Budget. The budget document will be finalized in the next several weeks to reflect Council discussion during the budget development process and revised numbers based on recent Council action, including an increase to the Surface Water Utility rate and a 1 percent EMS tax increase.