After two months of presentations and deliberations, the Glenn Heights City Council passed the 2019-2020 budget with a 6-0 vote on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The upcoming budget is packed with new and exciting capital projects and programming enhancements that will positively impact residents, Public Safety and general employee staff. Some of the key highlights include the following:
- Amended FY 18-19 record contribution of savings to the city’s General Fund Balance
- Continued infrastructure development
- Additional Police Vehicles
- Economic Development Incentives
- Community Programming Enhancements and
- Market Relevant Wages
“This budget is one of the most balanced and impactful policy measures that will be felt by all residents, neighbors, and friends that enter the corridors of Glenn Heights,” said City Manager David Hall. “While millions of dollars have been allocated to complete several capital projects and improve legacy defects, the amended the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget contributed a record number of savings to the city’s general fund balance which greatly improves the city’s financial reserves”.
This has proven to be true, as the last three budget years, the City of Glenn Heights has had two of the top budget-saving years within this decade (with 2018-2019, 2011-2012, and 2017-2018 leading respectively). Through efficient streamlining and consolidation of operations, and consolidating of positions when functional, the days in the reserve have improved from 88 days in 2016-2017 to 190 days in 2019-2020.