The Macon City Council will conduct its mid-year budget review Jan. 28.
The city’s budget year runs from July 1 through June 30, and, though the budget is generally discussed every month, a more exhaustive review is scheduled for halfway through the year. That’s especially true this year, when the city’s financial situation has been impacted by the poor economy.
City departments are doing a good job of keeping at or under budget, said Finance Director Tom Barber.
The questions are generally on the revenue side, where sales tax revenue is down and property tax revenue is a question mark because of problems getting the Bibb County tax digest finalized. Until that’s done, the city won’t know how much money it’s going to collect this year, or what the millage rate should be.
Those steps should come in the next couple of months as the tax assessor’s office finalizes the digest.
The budget review meeting, scheduled for 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at City Hall, is open to the public.