City of Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to announce that the FY2019 Operating Budget and FY2019 – 2024 Capital Improvement Program was approved at the May 30, 2018, Mayor and City Council Meeting, by a vote of four to one.
The balanced $34.2 million Operating Budget, was adopted without any tax rate increase, maintains city services, includes a market adjustment and merit increase for City employees and adds more employees to the Public Works Refuse crew.
Mayor Moe says, “We accomplished our goal to assure every effort was made to reduce expenditures, eliminate duplication and streamline services. Offices were reorganized, and where necessary positions were enhanced and/or modified to meet the current and projected demands of operating the City and serving the public.”
The FY2019 Budget also includes the successful restoration of Highway User Funds, thanks to the efforts of the Maryland Municipal League and elected officials from State Municipal jurisdictions. We are pleased to see a projected allocation of $682,745 in the FY2019 Budget, which is $104,480 more than last year’s Budget.
The City of Laurel Capital Improvement Program was approved to fund a total of $6.1 million in projects, with $3.9 million of that going to streets, sidewalks, curb and gutter upgrades and other infrastructure projects.
The Mayor and City Council are pleased to bring you this well-balanced and fiscally-responsible Budget and Capital Improvement Program. To review the approved document for yourself, please visit our website at https://www.cityoflaurel.org/baps/city-budgets.