[CC 1983 §22.100]
Prior to the commencement of each fiscal year, a budget for the City shall be prepared, and the same will be presented to and approved by the Board of Aldermen. The format of the budget shall be that illustrated by Appendix I to this Chapter, which is on file in the office of the City Clerk.
[CC 1983 §22.110]
The annual budget shall present a complete financial plan for the next fiscal year. The following shall be included in the budget:
A budget message to describe the important features of the budget and to point out any major changes from the previous year.
An estimate of revenues which are expected to be received during the next year from all sources, plus a comparative statement of the revenues for the previous two (2) budget years. These comparisons shall be shown by year, fund, and source.
An estimate of the expenditures that are proposed to be spent during the budget year, plus a comparative statement of actual expenditures for the previous two (2) years. These comparisons should be shown by year, fund, activity and object.
The amount of money required to pay any interest, amortization, or redemption charges which the municipality will owe during the budget year.
A general summary of the total proposed budget.
[Ord. No. 287 §22.120, 7-2-1987]
The Budget Officer of this City shall be the Bookkeeper/Treasurer, unless a City Administrator is employed, then Section 110.340(C) shall take effect. It is the responsibility of the Budget Officer to prepare the budget after reviewing expenditure requests and revenue estimates with other City Officers. The Budget Officer shall submit the proposed budget and supporting schedules and exhibits to the Mayor, who shall present the same to the Board of Aldermen.
[CC 1983 §22.130]
The Budget Officer shall prepare the City Budget under the direction of the Mayor. The Mayor shall concur in the budget prior to its submission to the Board of Aldermen.
[CC 1983 §22.140]
Expenditure estimates in the budget shall not be larger in amount than the total anticipated revenue for the budget year, plus any surplus from the previous year or less any deficit from the previous year.
[CC 1983 §22.150]
The City shall not incur any debts which aggregate an amount greater than the anticipated revenues for the budget year, without the approval of the voters of the City, as required by law.
[Ord. No. 288 §22.160, 7-2-1987; Ord. No. 05-03, 2-17-2005]
The Finance Officer shall prepare the City Budget in accordance with the following calendar and procedure.
In January of each year, collect the necessary data and make preliminary estimates of revenues and expenditures for the current fiscal year. In addition, make preliminary estimates of revenues for the coming fiscal year.
In January, shall request from each City Department Supervisor a statement of expenditures requested for the coming fiscal year.
In February, shall review the departmental requests, and discuss these requests with the City Administrator.
In February, shall confer with the City Administrator and any other such officers as the City Administrator may designate, for the preparation of the City budget for the coming fiscal year.
In February, shall have prepared a proposed budget for the City Administrator to present to the Board of Aldermen at the first (1st) Board meeting in March, under the following outline:
The proposed budget shall be submitted as a bill to the Board of Aldermen at the Budget Meeting to be held at the first (1st) regular meeting in March and thereafter at the second (2nd) regular Board meeting in March, to be approved and passed as an ordinance.
[CC 1983 §22.170]
To the maximum extent practicable, and to the extent it does not conflict with State law, this Code, or other ordinance, the budget shall be prepared in accordance with A Guide to Budgeting for Missouri Municipalities, published by the Missouri Municipal League.