Budget discussion process begins in FL

The Forest Lake Finance Committee met July 25 (after press time) for a preliminary discussion about the city’s 2018 budget. The City Council has scheduled budget discussion workshops for each Wednesday in August at 6:30 p.m., though if the council feels the budget and levy have been discussed adequately after a few meetings, it may not end up meeting on every Wednesday. The workshops are held prior to the council’s vote to set a preliminary levy and budget in September. Once the preliminary levy is set, it cannot increase from that number through the remaining budget deliberations. The final levy and budget will be approved in December.