City of Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Franklin 8-5-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1461 as Secs. 3.02 through 3.04 of the 1997 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 7-10-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2082]
When requested by the Common Council each year, the Mayor shall file with the Clerk an itemized statement of disbursements made to carry out the powers and duties of each officer, department or committee during the preceding fiscal year and a detailed statement of the receipts and disbursements on account of any special fund under the supervision of such officer, department or committee during such year, and of the conditions and management of such fund; also detailed estimates of the same matters for the current fiscal year and for the ensuing fiscal year. Such statements shall be presented in the form prescribed by the Mayor and shall be designated as "departmental estimates," and shall be as nearly uniform as possible for the main division of all departments.
[Amended 1-23-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-1635; 7-10-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2082]
A. 
Budget to include. Each year, the Mayor shall present a budget timetable to the Common Council no later than March 1, for the review and approval of the Common Council. Each year, the Mayor, with the assistance of the Director of Administration, all other department heads, and other staff as the Mayor shall determine is appropriate, shall be responsible for the preparation of the City's proposed annual budget, presenting a financial plan for conducting the affairs of the City for the ensuing calendar year, and shall submit same to the Committee of the Whole for its review and recommendation. Upon its review of the proposed budget, the Committee of the Whole shall submit same, together with the Committee of the Whole's recommendations thereon, to the Common Council for its review and approval. The budget shall include the following information:
(1) 
The expense of conducting each department and activity of the City for the ensuing fiscal year and corresponding items for the current year and last preceding fiscal year, with reasons for increase and decrease recommended as compared with appropriations for the current year.
(2) 
An itemization of all anticipated income of the City from sources other than general property taxes and bond issued, with a comparative statement of the amounts received by the City from each of the same or similar sources for the last preceding and current fiscal year.
(3) 
An itemization of the amount of money to be raised from general property taxes, which, with income from other sources, will be necessary to meet the proposed expenditures.
(4) 
Such other information as may be required by the Council and state law.
B. 
The Council shall provide a reasonable number of copies of the budget thus prepared for distribution or availability to citizens.
[Amended 7-10-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2082]
The Council shall hold a public hearing on the budget as required by law. Unless otherwise directed by the Common Council, the Mayor's proposed annual budget, as amended by action or actions of the Committee of the Whole, shall be the budget proposal for the public hearing.
[Amended 12-15-1998 by Ord. No. 98-1526]
The amount of the tax to be levied or certified, the amounts of the various appropriations and the purposes thereof shall not be changed after approval of the budget except by a two-thirds vote of the entire membership of the City Council. Notice of such transfer shall be given by publication within 10 days thereafter in the Official City Newspaper.
No money shall be drawn from the treasury of the city nor shall any obligation for the expenditure of money be incurred except in pursuance of the annual appropriation in the adopted budget or when changed as authorized by § 13-4 this chapter. At the close of each fiscal year, any unencumbered balance of an appropriation shall revert to the general fund and shall be subject to reappropriation; but appropriations may be made by the Council, to be paid out of the income of the current year, in furtherance of improvements or other objects or works which will not be completed within such year, and any such appropriations shall continue in force until the purpose for which it was made shall have been accomplished or abandoned.