FY2016 Budget

The City Council adopted the fiscal year 2016 proposed budget during a special meeting on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at City Hall. The proposed budget was first presented to the City Council by City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr., in March. That presentation was followed by a series of budget workshops, meetings and public hearings.

The adopted budget, as amended by the City Council, falls below the City's tax cap for both the City and School portions of the proposed budget.

The FY2016 proposed budget can be viewed here

BY THE NUMBERS

The fiscal year 2016 proposed budget is $128,366,963, an increase over the previous year of $7,555,710, or 6.3 percent:

The total tax rate, as proposed, is $27.15 per $1,000 assessed valuation, an increase over the previous year of $1.14 per $1,000 assessed valuation, or 4.4 percent;

The total tax rate, as proposed, breaks down as:

  • City portion: $10.24, an increase of 15 cents, or 1.5 percent;
  • School portion, local: $11.44, an increase of 94 cents, or 9 percent;
  • School portion, state: $2.49; no increase;
  • Strafford County: $2.98, an increase of 5 cents, or 1.7 percent.

The average cost to the taxpayer, based on the proposed budget, is $263.71, or $34.70 for the City portion, $217.44 for the School portion, and $11.57 for the County portion.

Important Budget Documents


Budget Presentations

The City Manager's presentation to the City Council can be viewed below: 

The slideshow presentation by the City Manager can be viewed below. Slides can be advanced by clicking your mouse.

 

The City Council workshop session on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, focused on the following departmental budgets: Education, Finance, Executive, Planning and Community Development, and DoverNet.

The workshop can be viewed below:

The slide presentations made during the April 1 workshop can be viewed below. Slides can be advanced by clicking your mouse.

Finance Department


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Education


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Planning and Community Development


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DoverNet


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The City Council workshop session on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, focused on the following departmental budgets: the Public Library, Police Department and Community Services.

The workshop can be viewed below:

 

The slide presentations made during the April 15 workshop can be viewed below. Slides can be advanced by clicking your mouse: 

Public Library


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Police Department


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Community Services


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The City Council workshop session on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, focused on the following departmental budgets: Public Welfare, Fire and Rescue and Recreation.

The workshop can be viewed below:

 

The School Board's budget

The School Board adopted its budget in February. Dover Superintendent of Schools Elaine Arbour first presented the school budget to the School Board on Dec. 8, 2014. The presentation can viewed below.

 

Budget Revealed

The City provides a newsletter devoted to the budget process. This newsletter includes more detailed information about the proposed budget, a look at the budget process, a review of budget presentations and meetings with the City Council, and more. The newsletter, Budget Revealed, can be added to your current list of City of Dover newsletters by clicking here and adding your email address.

An archive of previous editions of the Budget Revealed newsletter can be found below: