Budgeting Assistance for Cities and Towns

We’re here to help you navigate the complex world of budget adoption. The links and information on this page will help you with your budgeting responsibilities.


The Aim Budget Bulletin

Aim annually publishes a comprehensive guide to municipal budgeting, and each of our municipal members receives a copy of this valuable administrative resource. The 2017 Aim Budget Bulletin features process and “how-to” information, as well as formulaic information from the State Auditor and Department of Local Government Finance that you’ll need to complete your budget.

2016 Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey

The 2016 Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey is available to Municipal and Associate Members. Organized into three different size categories, the survey provides annual compensation and benefits information to assist municipal officials in reviewing comparative data and creating budgets. The Annual Survey report is a benefit that Aim offers to members and we ask that you do not distribute the results outside of your municipality. Information is based upon data submitted by Aim members and is not verified. 

2016 Guide to Public Purchasing

The 2016 Public Purchasing Guide provides a general guide to Indiana’s public procurement laws – specifically those statutes governing the purchase of goods and services. It is intended to provide members with a basic understanding of the procedures surrounding purchasing. The Purchasing Guide is for Indiana’s cities and towns, and for special purpose entities such as park districts, redevelopment districts, and storm water districts established by individual municipalities.