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November 29, 2013

City Council reviews first draft of budget

DUNCAN — As the City of Duncan approaches the beginning of the 2014 fiscal year, the Duncan City Council has begun reviewing a tentative budget.

During Tuesday’s regular meeting, the council reviewed and acknowledged the first draft of the 2014 budget. Council members will revisit the budget in a workshop, which has been set for 6 p.m. Dec. 3 in the City Hall Conference Room.

City Manager Jim Frieda said it was essential for the council to acknowledge receiving the first draft because, by law, a budget must be prepared and presented to the council within 30 days prior to the beginning of a fiscal year.

“This is a pretty long process,” Frieda said.

In 2010, Duncan voters elected to change the beginning of the fiscal year from July 1 to Jan. 1 each year. This change also resulted in budget discussions changing as well.

City Financial Director Patti Clift, along with Frieda, oversaw the construction of the first draft of the 2014 budget. Clift said she tried to look at the high end of expenditures and think conservatively on funds coming in to create the first draft.

Budget information is made available on the City of Duncan’s website. Clift said that is done so Duncan residents can review the budget and have an understanding what is happening within city planning.

Frieda said the first draft of the budget isn’t an accurate portrayal of what the final budget will look like. But the first draft does provide a rough outline.

“This is just an information item,” Frieda said. “You just need to acknowledge the receipt of it.”

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