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Berkley, MI 48072

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City of Berkley Fiscal Year Budget Preparation

The City of Berkley operates on a fiscal year for our budgeting purposes. Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-2025 covers July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025, and we prepare a draft for the following fiscal year in tandem to keep us and our priorities on track. The draft of the City Manager’s recommended budget for FY 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 was shared with community members and the City Council on April 1 this year, allowing extra review time before the Mayor and City Council approved and adopted the finalized budget in a public hearing in May. It’s important to remember that the recommended documents published on April 1 are working draft documents until the budget is approved and adopted by the Mayor and City Council. The FY 2024-2025 budget was approved and adopted by the Mayor and City Council at the May 20, 2024 City Council meeting.

Between the publication of the City Manager’s recommended budget and the adoption of the finalized budget, revisions are made based on input from the  City Council and community members. The City Council hosts public work sessions in advance of the public hearing, where the community is welcome to attend to learn more about each department’s proposed budget before it is approved. To listen to the audio of the 2024 work session meeting, click here.

The budget process is collaborative, and community members are encouraged to attend a work session or reach out to the City Manager’s Office (cmo@berkleymich.net) directly with questions about the City’s priorities and budget allocations.

A Note About Budget Amendments
While we adhere to a strict timeline to adopt each fiscal year’s budget, our overall budgeting process is ongoing and doesn’t take a break. Budget amendments are presented to City Council each quarter as needed and keep our community aware of shifts in planned expenditures and revenues. Much like a household budget, unexpected costs can occur due to issues such as aging infrastructure, staff level fluctuations, unavoidable contractual increases, and rising inflation. Preparing and publicly presenting the quarterly budget amendments when needed to be approved by City Council allows us to maintain a balanced budget while reallocating funds as necessary to continue delivering excellent services to our community.  

Fiscal Year Budget Preparation Timeline

Below is a general timeline for our overall fiscal year budget preparation this year:

  • Early February: Budget guide shared from the City of Berkley’s finance department to all department heads.
  • March 1: Each department’s recommended changes to City Manager’s proposed budget are due for internal review by the City Manager and Finance Director.
  • April 1: City Manager’s proposed draft budget documents for the upcoming fiscal year are shared with City Council and published on the City website for public review.
  • April 15: Approval is requested at the City Council meeting to publish notice of a public hearing to adopt the budget on May 20.
  • April 16*: City Council holds budget work session at 6 PM in the second-floor conference room of our Public Safety building (2395 W. 12 Mile) to review each department’s budget recommendations. Public questions and comments are welcomed at the beginning and end of each meeting, and community members are encouraged to attend the entire session. While the meetings are not broadcast, audio recording of the meeting is available on the City’s YouTube channel for those interested who cannot attend.*April 17 and 18 were reserved as additional work session dates if needed, but the work session concluded on April 16.
  • April 17-May 20: Adjustments are made to the City Manager’s proposed budget based on City Council and public input.
  • May 20: As outlined in our City Charter and State law, the budget and tax rate public hearing is held, where the City Council will consider adopting the proposed budget.
  • Before start of fiscal year: The finalized, adopted budget is published for July 1 implementation.
  • July 1: Fiscal year begins and the finalized, adopted budget is implemented.

The final, adopted budget and the audio of the budget work session meeting are published below in the "2024-2025 Adopted Budget" drop-down menu. 

Questions about the budget process or the fiscal year’s budget? Reach out to the City Manager’s Office at cmo@berkleymich.net or 248-658-3350.


City Audit & Budget Documents
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2024-2025 Adopted Budget2 documents

  • 24-25 Adopted Budget After Council Meetings
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  • Audio of April 16, 2024 Budget Work Session Meeting
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2024-2025 Proposed Draft Budget6 documents

  • Recommended FY 2024-25 Budget - April 1, 2024
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  • Recommended FY 2024-25 Line-By-Line Budget Document
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  • Recommended 2024-2030 CIP
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  • Recommended 2024-2030 CERP
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  • FY 24-25 Budget Questions and Answers (City Council & Staff)
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  • Interim City Manager and Finance Director Budget Presentation
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2023-2024 Budget4 documents

  • Budget Memo - May 7, 2023
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  • Budget After Council Meetings
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  • Resolution Language
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  • Funds Summary
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2022-2023 Budget4 documents

  • Fiscal Year 22/23 Budget Report
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  • 2022-2023 Fund Summary
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  • 2022-23 CERP
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  • 2022-23 CIP
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2023 Audit Documents2 documents

  • City of Berkley Audit Report 6-30-23.pdf
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  • City of Berkley Audit Presentation 6-30-23.pdf
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Previous Audit Reports10 documents

  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Year ending June 30, 2013
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  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Year ending June 30, 2014
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  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Year ending June 30, 2015
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  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Year Ending June 30, 2016
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  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Year Ending June 30, 2017
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  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Year Ending June 30,2018
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  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Year Ending June 30, 2019
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  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Year Ending June 30, 2020
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  • Annual Comprehensive Financial Report Year Ending June 30, 2021
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  • Annual Comprehensive Financial Report Year Ending June 30, 2022.pdf
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Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year10 documents

  • Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017
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  • Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016
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  • Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
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  • Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014
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  • Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013
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  • Adopted.Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18
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  • Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19
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  • Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20
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  • Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21
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  • Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22
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Fitch Bond Rating Release3 documents

  • Fitch Bond Rating Release - 2015
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  • Fitch Bond Rating Release - 2013
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  • Fitch Bond Rating Release - 2011
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Budget Presentation to City Council9 documents

  • Budget Presentation to City Council 2016-17
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  • Budget Presentation to City Council 2015-16
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  • Budget Presentation to City Council 2014-15
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  • Budget Presentation to City Council 2013-14
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  • Budget Presentation to City Council 2017-2018 Part 1
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  • Budget Presentation to City Council 2017-2018 Part 2
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  • Budget Presentation to City Council 2019-2020
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  • Budget Presentation to City Council 2018-2019
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  • Budget Presentation to City Council 2023-2024
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Legacy Costs (Public Act 202)1 document

  • Copy of Pension and OPEB Reporting Template 610062 7.pdf
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Retiree Health Care Plan2 documents

  • City of Berkley Retiree Health Care Plan
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    Funding Projections
  • OPEB
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