Findlay Looks To End 2017 With Healthy Budget Numbers

10/4/17 – 5:05 A.M.

Findlay officials have started the budgeting process for 2018. The Courier reports a pre-budget hearing Tuesday revealed the city expects to finish 2017 with healthy cash balances. Auditor Jim Staschiak says that gives Findlay an “opportunity for a rate reduction or significantly expanded, fully planned and executed capital program.”

Officials had expected expenses to outpace revenue by around $1.2 million this year. As it stands now the city could actually end the year with a slightly higher carryover balance than in 2016.

Staschiak suggests says the city should study the infrastructure of the water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer systems. After that, he believes officials should develop a five-year improvement plan.

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