FARMINGTON -- City leaders expect to present a budget for the coming fiscal year that holds the line on taxes and fees, but begins to set aside money for future recreational considerations.
City Manager Dave Millheim gave a general overview of the city's 2012-13 fiscal year budget recently and said the spending plan anticipates more sales tax revenue, a portion of which will be earmarked for use to build a city park or recreational complex.
Millheim said he hopes to earmark $500,000 in the spending plan for those future considerations.
He said the spending plan may also have more funding for local roads and that there is some consideration of giving city employees some sort of cost-of-living adjustment.
He did say no new employees are called for in the spending plan.
In the meantime, city leaders are expected to meet for a budget work session on May 1 before approving a tentative budget at a city council meeting later that night.
A final budget isn't expected until the council's June 19 meeting.
By state law, the city has until June 22 to approve a final spending plan for the coming fiscal year.
Millheim released a budget time frame, which should give city leaders a lot of time to fine-tune some of the details.
Work sessions have been scheduled on May 8, 15, 22 and 29, depending on need, Millheim said.
The city's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.