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 2018 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.


2017 Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey

The Aim 2017 Salary, Wage and Fringe Benefits Survey is now available to Municipal and Associate members! The comprehensive survey covers basic demographic information, healthcare, time off and other benefits, as well as specific salary information for elected officials and municipal employees. The Salary Survey has long been a valuable tool for all Indiana cities and towns. As we head into another season of budget-making, the survey results are useful in providing rationale for decision making and an in-depth view of what others are doing. The Annual Survey report is a benefit offered to Aim Municipal and Associate members. Information is based upon data submitted by Aim members and is not verified.

For an electronic copy, please contact James Brokaw at [email protected].


2018 Budget Revenue Estimates

The Indiana State Auditor has released the 2018 Budget Revenue Estimates. The estimates include the CigaretteTax, ABC Gallonage Tax, and MVH.


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.