City Council adopts Fiscal Year 18/19 budget
The Buckeye City Council adopted the city’s Fiscal Year 18/19 Budget at last night’s Council meeting. The $257.2 million balanced budget includes significant investments in services for residents, infrastructure improvements and employees to respond to citizen needs. It also complies with Council-adopted policies, including a fully funded contingency fund.
“This year’s budget goes beyond meeting the city’s goals and objectives for fiscal wellness and financial flexibility,” said Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck. “It also demonstrates we are enhancing the city’s economic well-being by creating sustainable neighborhoods and ensuring our infrastructure serves the community efficiently.”
Additional street paving projects and new park trails and equipment are just a few of the projects in this year’s budget. Other highlights include:
- $6 million for a secure Police Evidence Facility
- $1.2 million for intersection improvements and traffic signals at Verrado Way and Van Buren
- $645,000 for sidewalks on both Miller Road and Monroe Avenue
Capital Improvement Projects include:
- $37 million for the Apache Water Campus, one of the largest projects to date in the city’s CIP plan. These costs include master planning, design and construction. The project is scheduled to continue through FY 20/21.
- $863,000 to improve water service and fire protection in historic downtown as part of the CDBG funding cycles. The city’s portion is approximately $174,000.
- $580,000 for the design of Fire Station 705 in Tartesso. The construction of this project is part of a future CIP.
- $400,000 to complete the Master Planning of Sundance Park Phase II.
As the fifth fastest-growing city in the country, with a planning area of 642 miles, the budget for FY18/19 focuses on meeting the demands of growth and smart planning for future needs.
Full details about this year’s budget and previous budgets are available at buckeyeaz.gov/government/financial-services/annual-budgets