The formal budget transmitted by the City Manager for Fiscal Year 2014 has been scheduled for the April 22, 2013 Work Session at 7:00 p.m.  in the Municipal Building Courtroom, 200 S. Tulane Ave.

Typically, the month of May is devoted to budget discussions, budget presentations, and public hearings on the appropriation ordinance as the City establishes these dates in accordance with their calendar year City Council Meeting Schedule.  The meeting schedule for calendar year 2013 was passed with Resolution No. 12-99-2012 that originally set May 6, 2013 as the formal budget presentation. There will not be a meeting on May 6, 2013.

Due to scheduling conflicts, however, the City Manager will be providing the formal budget presentation for Fiscal Year 2014 on Monday, April 22, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building Courtroom.  The Work Session has been relocated so that the meeting can be recorded for later viewing on the City’s Website, as well as air live on BBB Communications, Channel 12 for the residents’ convenience.

The agenda for the April 22 Work Session will be available for public viewing on the City’s website by close of business on April 17, 2013.  There will be other items on the agenda in addition to the budget.

The City budget is presented to the City Council in accordance with the Oak Ridge City Charter.  Budget material will be filed in the City Clerk’s Office and the Oak Ridge Public Library after being presented to the City Council on April 22.  The meeting is an opportunity for the City Manager and city staff to provide a briefing and general overview of the budget.

The remaining meeting dates for May remain unchanged with the public hearing and first reading of the appropriation ordinance occurring on Monday, May 13, 2013, and the second reading (final adoption) of the appropriation ordinance scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

The Oak Ridge Schools budget is scheduled for final adoption at the Special Board of Education meeting on May 23, 2013.  The School Board Chairman is scheduled to speak to Oak Ridge School budget highlights at the May 28, 2013 City Council meeting when final adoption of the fiscal 2014 City budget ordinance has been scheduled to occur. 

The public is encouraged to attend the April 22, 2013 Work Session.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (865) 425-3411.

News Media Contact: Candice Brogan at (865) 425-3546 or cbrogan@oakridgetn.gov.