Mission: Maintain the City’s financial stability through monitoring internal controls, supervision of financial growth and provision of accurate accounting of City funds both internally and externally to taxpayers.
Property Taxes are levied in mid-summer by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The taxes help provide funding for general administrative services as well as public safety, public works, building inspections, code enforcement and parks and recreation. The 2016 millage rate is 7.60 mills. Each year the City must undergo an independent audit. At this time, the financial administration department assembles a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This report displays the economic and financial position of the City with statistical information for the past ten years. The Financial Administration Department has submitted this report to the Government Finance Officer’s Association of the United States and Canada for review to receive the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The City has been awarded this prestigious award each year a report was submitted. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.