FY2021 Budget

FY2021 Budget

The City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2021 budget during its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 13. After several weeks of budget meetings and workshops, and a series of budget reductions, the final adopted budget is $157,064,145, an increase over the current fiscal year of 3.1 percent. The general fund portion of the budget is $125,356,041, an increase of 2.9 percent. The adopted general fund budget is $478,693 below the tax cap.

The estimated tax rate is $25.75 per $1,000 assessed valuation, an increase of 56 cents over the the current rate. The final tax rate will be set by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration in the fall.

Prior to the meeting and vote, the City Council held its final budget workshop. The workshop and meeting can be viewed below:

PREVIOUS BUDGET SESSIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget was presented to the City Council on March 25 during a regular meeting. 

The proposed budget can be accessed here: FY2021 Proposed Budget

The presentation can be seen below. 



Budget Presentations

Departmental budget presentations began on Wednesday, April 1. At a workshop session, proposed budgets for the Executive, Finance, Planning, Library, DoverNet and Welfare were presented to the City Council.

The City Council also received the proposed FY2021 Fee Schedule at the April 1 workshop. The fee schedule can be viewed here: FY2021 Proposed Fee Schedule

The workshop session can be viewed below:




The City Council held a budget workshop on Wednesday, April 8, to review the proposed School Department budget. The budget workshop can be viewed below:



The City Council held a budget workshop on Wednesday, April 15, to review the Police, Fire and Recreation budgets. The budget workshop can be viewed below:



On Wednesday, April 29, the City Council held a budget workshop to review the proposed budget for Community Services, followed by general budget discussion. The workshop can be viewed below:

On Wednesday, May 6, the City Council held a budget workshop for general budget discussion. The workshop can be viewed below:

School Board adopts budget

The School Board adopted it budget at its meeting on Feb. 10, 2020. The budget approved by the School Board was sent to the City Manager for inclusion in the overall city budget.

The School Board's budget adoption meeting can be viewed below: