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Article 6
Article VI. Municipal Finance
Sec. 6.01. Fiscal Year.
The fiscal year shall being on October 1 each year and end on the following September 30. The city council may by ordinance change the fiscal year, but the change shall not be effective until six (6) months after adoption of the ordinance.

(Ordinance No. 1178, § 1, 6-15-99)

Sec. 6.02. Fiscal Plan.
Each year the city council shall adopt a fiscal plan providing for a complete program of action for the fiscal year. The plan shall contain:
        (1)  The goals established by the city council; and
        (2)  The city manager's program to meet the goals of the city council.

(Ordinance No. 1178, § 1, 6-15-99)

Sec. 6.03. Budget.
    (a)  The city manager shall prepare an annual budget for the ensuing fiscal year. The city manager shall submit to the council, for its review, consideration and revision, both a letter describing the proposed new budget, as well as a balanced budget for the forthcoming fiscal year, not later than sixty (60) days prior to the end of the current fiscal year. The budget, as adopted, must set forth the funding for services, programs and activities of the various city departments, and shall meet all fund requirements provided by law and required by bond covenants. It shall also include a multi-year capital improvement program and a current year capital budget.
    (b)  The budget shall be adopted by ordinance by one reading not later than the twenty-fifth (25th) day of the last month of the fiscal year. No budget shall be adopted or appropriations made unless the total of estimated revenues, income and funds available shall be equal to or in excess of such budget or appropriations, except as otherwise provided in this article.

(Ordinance No. 1178, § 1, 6-15-99)

Sec. 6.04. Monthly Financial Statement.
Prior to the end of each month, the city manager shall provide the city council with an interim financial statement for the prior month.

(Ordinance No. 1178, § 1, 6-15-99)

Sec. 6.05. City Tax Assessor and Collector.

The city manager shall, if required by law, designate a person to serve as city tax assessor and collector to perform the duties thereof.

(Ordinance No. 1178, § 1, 6-15-99)

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