The Proposed Budget presented to City Council for adoption reflects an attempt to ensure a financially prudent budget that maintains current service levels to residents within the City’s available resources. This year’s budget was a challenge to balance, with rising expenditures and flat revenues, which has resulted in an approximate $52,000 funding gap. The City Manager ultimately  recommends adopting the budget as presented, using reserves to fill the gap, with direction to return with a mid-year budget review to discuss options to reduce expenditures or increase revenues as needed.