City Budget


Current Budget - Fiscal Year 2017

The City of Williamsburg's 2017 Fiscal Year runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The City's Proposed FY 17 Budget was adopted on May 12, 2016 at the City Council meeting.

Download the complete Adopted Budget (PDF) or by sections below.  You may also browse the complete budget online without downloading. 

  1. Introduction
  2. Budget Message
  3. City Council Goals
  4. Performance Metrics
  5. Budget Summaries
  6. Capital Improvements
  7. Budget Guide
  8. Appendix


FY 2018 Budget Calendar

 January 2017
 3          Begin series of meetings between City Manager and City employees in small groups to discuss budget issues.
 6 Finance department distributes FY 2018 Budget Worksheets to Department Heads and Constitutional Officers.
 13 Planning Director prepares a status report on the FY 2017 CIP, focused on major capital items, and provide to Planning Commission and City Council.
 18 Planning Commission public hearing on capital improvement program.
 20 Departmental and Constitutional Officer operating budgets due to Finance Department. Finance begins compilation and review of budgets, and completes revenue projections for FY 2018.
 20 Deadline for receipt of all Outside Agency budget requests for FY 2018 funding.
 21  City Council Retreat on budget preview and long-term financial outlook.
 23 City Manager and Finance Director begin meetings with Department Heads on budget submittals as necessary.
February 2017
 1 Planning Commission – Work Session on CIP
 15 Planning Commission provides input to City Manager and City Council for update of the Five Year Capital Improvement Program.
March 2017
TBD  W-JCC Schools to host joint meeting of the JCC Board of Supervisors, School Board, and City Council to discuss budget, enrollment, and other matters of interest.
 4 Advertise proposed property tax increase (if applicable-30 day minimum notice requirement Va Code §58.1-3321).
 9 City Council Meeting – Williamsburg Regional Library Budget Presentation.
 15 1st Notice of Public Hearing for Water Rate Increase Advertisement in Va Gazette (if applicable – Va Code §15.2-2143).
 20 City Council Work Session – Outside Agency Budget Requests (4:00pm-5:00pm Arts Commission, Human Services Agencies, 5:00pm-6:30pm Tourism Marketing).
 22 2nd Notice of Public Hearing for Water Rate Increase Advertisement in Va Gazette (if applicable – Va Code §15.2-2143).
 24 Proposed FY 2018 Operating and Capital Improvement Budgets delivered to City Council.
 29 Budget Synopsis / Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Budget advertised in Va Gazette. (Va Code §15.2-2506-7 day minimum notification).
April 2017
 1 City Manager budget report to Neighborhood Council of Williamsburg.
 10 City Council Work Session – Overview of FY 2018 Budget and Open Forum.
 13 City Council Meeting - Public Hearing on Proposed Budget, Tax Levy, and Utility Rates.
 17 City Council Budget Work Session (4:00 pm, if required).
 29 Supervisors and Department Heads submit annual employee performance evaluations for input into Merit Pay Plan.
May 2017
 11 City Council Meeting - Adopt FY 2018 Operating, Capital, Utility, Public Assistance, and Quarterpath CDA Fund Budgets with Budget Resolution.
July 2017
 1 Begin Fiscal Year 2018.


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