A Berkley resident wants to know …

May 28, 2010 2 comments

“… I would like to know why some harder decisions were not made this year?  Have city hall employees been ask to take a pay cut, has the city manager volunteered to take a pay cut and give up her car allowance?  The residents of Berkley, for the most part, make car payments and pay for their own gas to get back and forth to work. What has been done this year to help increase the general fund and keep whatever mileage increase you may want our support on at a minimum? …”

Categories: Feedback

State Shared Revenue

May 28, 2010 1 comment

A contributing factor to declining revenues for the City of Berkley is the continuing loss of State Shared Revenues.  For a snapshot of reductions to Berkley’s finances check the document below:

Categories: Charts

Budget Adopted

May 27, 2010 Leave a comment

At the May 17th regular meeting the Berkley  City Council adopted the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  Berkley’s fiscal year begins July 1, 2010 and ends June 30, 2011.

Categories: Updates

What Services Do You Value Most?

April 30, 2010 1 comment

Tuesday, May 11th
1:00 pm

Come to the Community Center and meet with Berkley Mayor Marilyn Stephan to discuss the city’s fiscal challenges.  Offer input on the city services you value most.  Questions?  Call 248.658.3350

Additional Meeting Scheduled!
Tuesday, May 18th
6:30 pm

Additional meeting scheduled at the Library.  If you are unable to attend the meeting on the 11th be sure to come to the Library on May 18th at 6:30 pm.  Questions?  Call 248.658.3350

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Challenges

April 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Like all communities today, this tough economy has placed significant challenges to the City’s budget.  In preparation for these tough times the city administration has identified the General Fund as a significant area of concern.  In reviewing budget projections for the next three years, the General Fund will be faced with serious financial constraints.

Our biggest challenge is reduction in General Fund revenues due to:

  • Reduction in property taxes collected due to declining property values
  • Reduction in revenue sharing from the State of Michigan
  • Reduction in interest earnings on City investments

 In conjunction with City Council, staff is examining the General Fund to identify:

  • Core services
  • Secondary services
  • Desirable services

With that information the city administration will consider adjustments to the proposed budget that will be presented to City Council during the upcoming budget sessions.

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Budget Work Sessions

April 14, 2010 Comments off

 

  • May 10
  • May 11
  • May 12 (if necessary)
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    Meetings begin at 6:30 pm in the second floor conference room of the Public Safety Building.

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