Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Process

How is the City Budget Set?

Each year the City Manager and staff work together to create a budget that provides the same services currently offered to the community adjusted for increasing wages, prices, and growth in the City. Proposals are made by staff where programs could be increased or reduced. These proposals use limited funding to provide the greatest benefit related to priorities set by the City Council. The City Council then decides what budget will be voted on by the community. Each year in March on Town Meeting Day the community votes on the total budget and the taxes. This is your chance to decide how your tax dollars are spent!  

Questions about the budget can be emailed to  

City Manager's Proposed Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

As presented during the December 4, 2023 City Council meeting unless otherwise noted.

Current and Previous Budgets

Meeting Schedule and Information

Overall Budget Presentation & General Government 
  • Monday, December 4, 2023 at 6 PM
  • Join us to discuss elections, billing, cash collection, parking, and more.
Capital Improvement Plan
  • Monday, December 11, 2023 at 6 PM
  • Join us to discuss the cost and upkeep of the City's vehicles, facilities, and other important municipal assets
Public Safety
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2023 at 6 PM
  • Join us to discuss the Police Department, Fire Department, code enforcement, and rental inspections.
Community Services
  • Monday, January 8, 2024 at 6 PM
  • Join us to discuss community programs and events, parks, the library, the pool, the senior center, community gardens, and more.

Public Works and Overall Budget Discussion

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 6 PM
  • Join us to discuss plowing, paving, sidewalks, water/sewer, facilities, and equipment.
  • This meeting may be your last chance to provide your thoughts on the City budget. Is the City spending your taxes the way you want?
Final Budget Vote/Approval and Public Hearing
  • Monday, January 22 at 6 PM
  • Winooski City Council will approve the City budget for the ballot in March. If you have comments on how money is spent or how decisions are made, please attend.
City and School Budget Presentation Community Dinner
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 at 4 PM
  • Join the City of Winooski and the Winooski School District for an important budget presentation and free community dinner sponsored by the Winooski Partnership for Prevention!

Town Meeting Day Budget Presentation 
  • Monday, March 4, 2024 at 6 PM
  • Learn all about the budget and the election!

Town Meeting Day Election