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2016 Budget Process
The Burnsville City Council takes final action on the annual budget each December. However, developing a budget is a year-round process with multiple meetings that begins formally in June.

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Burnsville Budgeting Calendar
The public is invited to attend any or all of the meetings where the Council discusses the budget. All meetings are held at Burnsville City Hall and will be shown live and replayed on Burnsville Civic Television Channel 16 and streamed online. City Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. 

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The 2016 Budget will be discussed at the following meetings: 

Tuesday, June 9:         2014 Audit Presentation/2016 Budget Overview                  [Video]   [Presentation 8MB]
Tuesday: July 14:        Revenue Diversification/Fees & Charges Discussion           [Video]   [Presentation 8MB]
Tuesday, Aug. 11:       Discuss possible level for the maximum property tax levy    [Video]   [Presentation 5MB]
Tuesday, Sept. 8:        Adoption of the maximum property tax levy
Tuesday, Oct. 27:        Department presentations
Tuesday, Nov. 10:       General Fund & Property Tax Fund discussion
Tuesday, Nov. 24:       Capital & Enterprise Fund discussion
Tuesday, Dec. 8:         Consider adoption of the 2016 budget

Typically, more than half of the property tax dollars the City collects are used to fund Burnsville's Public Safety services such as police, fire, emergency medical services and emergency management. Another 25 percent of the tax levy funds maintenance of streets, parks and snowplowing and other public works functions.

Changes in State Law have eliminated the need for a Truth-in-Taxation Public Hearings, although the Council has reserved time for formal public comment as part of its work sessions in November. 

Click here for information on past City budgets.

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