Village staff has begun drafting the Village's budget for 2021. Putting together an annual spending plan is difficult even in the best of times, but Glenview is facing additional challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The Village Board of Trustees and staff spend months considering options, weighing tough choices and trying to balance public needs and services with available resources.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses uncertainty about how much revenue the Village can expect from sales, property, utility, motor fuel and other taxes and the ongoing needs of residents who find themselves unemployed and in financial distress.
Budget review workshops will be held virtually on Zoom, with instructions on how the public can view and participate being provided when the agendas are posted:
7 p.m. Monday, September 14 -- Financial overview; Capital Improvement Program budget
Staff is still determining the financial impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020 budget, and results of the COVID-19 Financial Response Plan to reduce expenditures. Proposed for 2021 is a zero-based budget projected to continue with some of the negative revenue effects of the pandemic, particularly sales tax revenue. The draft shows operating revenues are anticipated to be $2 million lower than the 2020 budget and operating expenses $932,000 lower than the 2020 budget.
The budget tentatively set for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is $20.9 million, with $13.1 million going toward road reconstruction and related underground infrastructure improvements, such as water and sanitary sewers; $2.04 million for road resurfacing; $2.31 million for stormwater-related projects; and $4.8 million for design, intersection and streetscape improvements, trails and other special projects.
7 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 -- Operating budget (Corporate Fund)
Staff presented the preliminary Glenview Public Library operating fund; an overview of the overall Village financial picture; a review of the revenues and expenditures for the Corporate Fund 2020 year-end projection, with an update on the COVID-19 Financial Response Plan; an overview of the proposed 2021 Corporate Fund budget; each department's operating proposals for 2021; and internal service fund budgets for 2021.
7 p.m. Thursday, October 29 -- Other budgets
The Village Board of Trustees heard presentations about the updated Corporate Fund, 2020 tax levy, water and sanitary sewer rates, the Permanent Fund and TIF funds, the updated Capital Improvement Program (CIP), elected officials compensation and an update on special appropriations.
Following the workshops, the public has two more opportunities to provide input and comments. The format of these meetings will be via Zoom:
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 17 -- 2020 tax levy public hearing, Special Service Areas and abatement ordinances
The Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing regarding the proposed 2020 tax levy and preliminarily adopted the proposed levy ordinance and the 2020 property tax abatement ordinance; adopted on first reading the 2020 property tax levy for 24 Special Service Areas; and preliminarily amended the Glenview Municipal Code relating to fees to be charged by the Village of Glenview in 2021.
- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 8 -- 2021 budget public hearing, final 2020 tax levy consideration and abatement ordinances
The Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing regarding the 2021 Village budget and then adopted the budget; adopted the final 2020 tax levy; and adopted abatement ordinances on final reading.