City of Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to announce that, under the direction of Deputy City Administrator Christian Pulley and the Mayor’s Budget Committee, and with the hard work from Budget and Personnel Services Director Michele Saylor, her team and the City Department Heads, the balanced FY2022 Operating Budget and FY2022 – 2027 Capital Improvement Program was approved a month early at the April 26, 2021, Virtual Mayor and City Council Meeting, by a unanimous vote from the Mayor and City Council.
The $36.75 million Operating Budget, was adopted without any tax rate increase, maintains city services, and includes a market adjustment and merit increase for City employees.
Mayor Moe said, “We are not out of the woods yet with the pandemic. This budget will keep City services at their current levels, but we still have lots to do. We accomplished our goal to assure every effort was made to reduce expenditures, eliminate duplication and streamline services this coming budget year. As well as help our local businesses recover from COVID-19. What we are doing here today, sets the tone for years to come.”
The City of Laurel Capital Improvement Program was approved with a total of $4,226,056 in requested funds for new projects; and $12,259,919 in requested funds for reauthorization. Funding sources include Public Safety Surcharge Retention, Speed Camera Net Revenue, Grants and Financing.
The Mayor and City Council thank the staff for all they did 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.