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Sample Budget Ordinance

Reference Number: MTAS-1841
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: June 10, 2016
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ORDINANCE NO. _______

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF _______________, TENNESSEE
ADOPTING THE ANNUAL Operating and Capital BUDGET AND TAX RATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 20XX AND ENDING JUNE 30, 20XY

WHEREAS, Tennessee Code Annotated Title 9 Chapter 1 Section 116 requires that all funds of the State of Tennessee and all its political subdivisions shall first be appropriated before being expended and that only funds that are available shall be appropriated; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Budget Law of 1982 requires that the governing body of each municipality adopt and operate under an annual budget ordinance presenting a financial plan with at least the information required by that state statute, that no municipality may expend any moneys regardless of the source except in accordance with a budget ordinance and that the governing body shall not make any appropriation in excess of estimated available funds; and

WHEREAS, the governing body has published the annual operating budget and budgetary comparisons of the proposed budget with the prior year (actual) and the current year (estimated) in a newspaper of general circulation not less than ten (10) days prior to the meeting where the governing body will consider final passage of the budget.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ___________________, TENNESSEE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1: That the governing body estimates anticipated revenues of the municipality from all sources to be as follows:

General Fund

FY 20XW

Actual

FY 20XX

Estimated

FY 20XY

Proposed

  Local Taxes

  Intergovernmental Revenue

  Fines and Forfeitures

  Miscellaneous Revenue

 

  Fund Balance

  Total Available Funds

$________

 

$________

$________

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

 

 

State Street Aid Fund

FY 20XW

Actual

FY 20XX

Estimated

FY 20XY

Proposed

  Intergovernmental Revenue

  Miscellaneous Revenue

 

  Fund Balance

  Total Available Funds

 

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

 

 

Drug Fund

FY 20XW

Actual

FY 20XX

Estimated

FY 20XY

Proposed

  Court Fines and Costs

 

  Fund Balance

  Total Available Funds

$________

 

$________

 

$________

 

$________

$________

 

 SECTION 2: That the governing body appropriates from these anticipated revenues and unexpended and unencumbered funds as follows: 

General Fund

FY 20XW

Actual

FY 20XX

Estimated

FY 20XY

Proposed

  Administration

  Police Department

  Fire Department

  Public Works

  Parks and Recreation

  Debt Service

 

  Total Appropriations

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

 

$________

 

 

State Street Aid Fund

FY 20XW

Actual

FY 20XX

Estimated

FY 20XY

Proposed

  Streets

 

  Total Appropriations

$________

 

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

 

$________

 

 

Drug Fund

FY 20XW

Actual

FY 20XX

Estimated

FY 20XY

Proposed

  Police

 

  Total Appropriations

$________

 

$________

 

$________

 

$________

 

$________

 

$________

 

 SECTION 3: At the end of the current fiscal year the governing body estimates balances/(deficits) as follows:

General Fund                             $____________

State Street Aid Fund                $____________

Drug Fund                                  $____________

 SECTION 4: That the governing body recognizes that the municipality has bonded and other indebtedness as follows:

Bonded or Other Indebtedness

Debt Redemption

Interest Requirements

Debt Authorized and Unissued

Condition of Sinking Fund

  Bonds

  Notes

  Capital Leases

  Other Debt

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

$________

$________

 

$________

$________

$________

$________

 

SECTION 5: During the coming fiscal year the governing body has planned capital projects and proposed funding as follows:

Proposed Capital Projects

Proposed Amount Financed by Appropriations

Proposed Amount Financed by Debt

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 6: No appropriation listed above may be exceeded without an amendment of the budget ordinance as required by the Municipal Budget Law of 1982 T.C.A. Section 6-56-208. In addition, no appropriation may be made in excess of available funds except to provide for an actual emergency threatening the health, property or lives of the inhabitants of the municipality and declared by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of at least a quorum of the governing body in accord with Section 6-56-205 of the Tennessee Code Annotated.

SECTION 7: Money may be transferred from one appropriation to another in the same fund only by appropriate ordinance by the governing body, subject to such limitations and procedures as it may describe as allowed by Section 6-56-209 of the Tennessee Code Annotated. Any resulting transfers shall be reported to the governing body at its next regular meeting and entered into the minutes.

SECTION 8: A detailed financial plan will be attached to this budget and become part of this budget ordinance. In addition, the published operating budget and budgetary comparisons shown by fund with beginning and ending fund balances and the number of full time equivalent employees required by Section 6-56-206, Tennessee Code Annotated will be attached.

SECTION 9: If for any reason a budget ordinance is not adopted prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year, the appropriations in this budget ordinance shall become the appropriations for the next fiscal year until the adoption of the new budget ordinance in accordance with Section 6-56-210, Tennessee Code Annotated provided sufficient revenues are being collected to support the continuing appropriations.  Approval of the Director of the Office of State and Local Finance in the Comptroller of the Treasury for a continuation budget will be requested if any indebtedness is outstanding.

SECTION 10: There is hereby levied a property tax of $ ______ per $100 of assessed value on all real and personal property.

SECTION 11: All unencumbered balances of appropriations remaining at the end of the fiscal year shall lapse and revert to the respective fund balances.

SECTION 12: This ordinance shall take effect July 1, 20XX, the public welfare requiring it.

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