The plan was to introduce the first draft of a fiscal 2018 budget at last night’s (3/21) city council meeting in Petersburg.
“We’ll have a special council meeting that’s going to be published today, on Monday night at 6:30,” Birch said.
Birch added, “Creating this budget proposal is especially challenging. Budget analysis is always looking at trends and data. Trends in reporting, how do months look, when did we spend money, how did this budget perform last year, there really isn’t a normal month in Petersburg and hasn’t been for several years.”
Birch is the only person currently working on preparing the budget full time. The city, she said, will be looking at hiring a budget analyst in the coming months.