Village budget process continues

2019 Budget must be finalized by July 17

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 11, 2018) – At the June 5 Committee of the Whole meeting, Finance Chair Jerry Zeldenrust encouraged his fellow Trustees to “be diligent” about reviewing the preliminary copies of the 2019 Budget they had received two weeks previous. Zeldenrust commended Village Treasurer Arlette Frye on her expertise at balancing the needs and resources of the various Village departments, and he directed the Board to bring any concerns or questions to Frye’s attention.

Zeldenrust had already reviewed the document himself, and one item he pointed out is that the 2019 Budget should reflect additional costs associated with Boards and Commissions, because the Village is adding a new commission this year—the Human Relations Commission.

Treasurer Frye is hoping other Trustees will let her know their questions or concerns as soon as possible.

Treasurer Frye confirmed that, by statute, the budget must be approved by the end of July. In addition, the budget must be available for public inspection at least 10 days prior to approval. The only July Board meeting is scheduled for July 17, so if the Board plans to approve the budget at that meeting, it must be shared with the public by July 7. Typically this is done by making a copy available for viewing at the Municipal Center. The latest draft of the budget will be made available, but the Village may make changes to the budget even after it is posted for the public.

The Lansing Municipal Center is located at 3141 Ridge Road.

 

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