Lebanon Budget Information

Annual Budget Review and Adoption Process

Each year, the City of Lebanon engages in a formal budget review and adoption process. The annual calendar of events typically unfolds as follows:

  • February – Six-year Capital Improvements Program reviewed by the Planning Board
  • March/April – Instructions to Department Heads on Preparation of Funding Requests for future Capital Projects
  • April – Presentation of Outcomes and Work Plan to City Council (04/27/21 and 04/29/21)
  • May Presentation of Financial Outlook
  • May – Submission of Proposed Capital Improvements Projects by Department Heads
  • May/June – Instructions to Department Heads on Preparation of Budget Materials
  • May/June – Instructions to Outside Agencies Requesting Funding
  • July – Development and Submission of Proposed Budgets by Department Heads
  • July/August – Review of Proposed Capital Improvements Program by Planning Board and CIP Committee (comprised of Planning Board members and City staff)
  • August/September – Review of Budget Submissions by City Manager (Departments and Outside Agencies)
  • October – Finalization of Budget for Presentation to City Council (Due no later than October 31st)
  • November – Council Review of City Manager’s Proposed Budget
  • December – Public Hearing and Action to Adopt Budget

2022 Budget Review

As in years past, the City Council kicked off the 2022 Budget review process on April 27, 2021 and April 29, 2021 with a staff presentation of the 2021-2023 Outcomes and Work Plan. At these two work sessions, City Administration presented the Council with accomplishments from the prior year, plans for the current year, and projected plans for future years. Review continued with a presentation on May 5, 2021 by the City Manager regarding the City’s Financial Outlook and Long Term Financial Plan for managing current and future operational and capital needs and debt service obligations.

Community Conversations

New for this year are Community Conversations with the City Manager (currently being planned for October) where he will discuss the budget review process in detail and further outline the strategy for managing the City’s finances. More information will follow in the coming months.

Related Budget Resources

For more information please, please refer to the following:

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the City Manager’s Office by calling 603-448-4220 or by email.