Public hearing for village budget approval scheduled for July 16

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The Lansing Municipal Center is located at 3141 Ridge Road in Lansing, Illinois. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Budget available for public review beginning Friday, July 5, at Village Hall

by Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 19, 2019) – Lansing’s Village Treasurer Arlette Frye gave a short presentation during the Village Board’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, June 18, to explain the process of passing a new budget for the Village of Lansing, which includes a public hearing immediately prior to the July 16 Village Board meeting.

Of importance within the budget is the appropriation, which, according to Frye, “will drive the appropriations ordinance [and] is the legal spending limit for the village.” The appropriation also forms the basis upon which tax levy proceedings are held in December.

According to the Illinois Municipal Code, Lansing must hold a public hearing before voting to approve the budget and must make the proposed budget available to the public at least 10 days before the hearing.

The public hearing is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 16, at the Municipal Court Complex immediately before the Village Board meeting begins. Draft budgets will be available starting Friday, July 5 at Village Hall (3141 Ridge Road) for the public to view.

The available budget will overview the next fiscal year’s anticipated expenditures and revenues for the village.

Following the hearing on July 16, the Village Board of Trustees will vote on the appropriations ordinance.

Village Board meetings begin at 7:00pm at the Lansing Municipal Court Complex at 2710 170th Street.