Madison City Commissioners on Monday narrowly approved the first reading of the city’s 2020 budget ordinance.  Commissioners passed the first reading of the ordinance establishing the city’s appropriations for 2020 on a 3-to-2 vote, with Mayor Marshall Dennert and Commissioner Bob Thill voting against it.  

According to the ordinance, the city’s total appropriations and accumulations for 2020 total just more than 33-point-six-million dollars, which is an overall increase of just more than one-point-nine-million dollars over the city’s 2019 budget.  

City Finance Officer Jennifer Eimers explained during Monday’s meeting that the city’s 2020 budget ordinance also includes a larger unexpended balance.

Eimers said that her office was directed to include the amounts for the proposed Rural Development projects in the next year’s budget, even though the revenue has not been secured for them yet. 

Second reading of the city’s 2020 budget will be held during the commission’s next meeting.  

A link to all of the city’s 2020 budget documents can be found on the city’s website.