The Finance Department is responsible for the following functions:


 Administering the City’s financial accounting system accounting for all revenues, expenditures and fund balances.

 Administering the City’s investment programs ensuring the safest and highest return on investments.

 Preparing the City’s Annual Operating Budget and Capital Budget for approval by the City Council.

 Coordinating annual audits with the State Auditor.

 Administering the processing and preparation of the City’s payroll, compiling and filing federal and state required reports and forms including all W-2 salary and tax information. Maintain records of salaries, taxes and deductions as necessary to meet legal requirements and managerial policies.

 Facilitating the Utility Billing program

 General Customer Service (Directory)

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