Fiscal Year 22 Budget Process

WIt is time to begin planning the fiscal year 2022 budget for the City of Winooski, which voters will see on the Town Meeting Day ballot on March 2, 2021. Members of the public are invited to participate in the budgeting process and share your thoughts, priorities, and concerns. At this time, all public meetings are being held remotely via Zoom. Community members can join by computer or telephone. These meetings are an opportunity for you to weigh in on how our tax dollars are spent before the City Council sets the budget. Please share your thoughts, ask questions, and tell us how you want your tax dollars spent. 

City Budgets

Meeting Schedule and Information



Council Budget Goal Setting Session

Monday, October 5, 2020 at 6 PM

City Council will tell staff their goal for the next budget. This is an opportunity to share general priorities like keeping a low tax rate increase, maintaining the same level of city services, or increasing the tax rate to support a priority project (like the pool last year).

Overall Budget Presentation & General Government 

Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6 PM

Learn how your tax dollars are used and what services you get for them. This night the Council will also be sharing their opinions on the budget. Tune in to share yours too!

Public Works & Overall CIP

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6 PM 

This presentation will cover things like roads, sidewalks, water treatment, and city maintenance.

Community Services

Monday, January 4, 2021 at 6 PM 

This includes City parks, the library, senior center, community center, after school childcare, swimming pool, and other recreation programming.

Public Safety

Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6 PM 

Police and fire department budgets and staffing. Code enforcement and rental registry.

Overall Budget Discussion

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6 PM 

Learn how your tax dollars are used and what services you get for them. This night the Council will also be sharing their opinions on the budget. Tune in to share yours too!


On January 25, 2021, the City Council will vote on a final budget. 

There will then be two public meetings for voters to see a presentation of the budget:

Community Event

February 2021 (TBD)

City and school leaders will present their budgets to the public.
  • TBD

Town Meeting Day Meeting & Presentation

March 1, 2021 at 6 PM 

City and school leaders will again present their budgets to the public.