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.
Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey
The Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey is a comprehensive survey covering 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, Aim is working hard on the 2020 survey results to help members provide comparative data for decision making and an in-depth view of what others are doing. The 2020 Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey will be available in late May.
For an electronic copy of the 2019 Salary, Wage, and Fringe Benefits Survey, please contact [email protected].
Information from State Auditor
2020 Aim Budget Bulletin
FY 2020 Budget Revenue Estimates
FY 2019 Distribution of Riverboat Wagering Riverboat Tax Revenue
The Auditor of State (AOS) has distributed the annual riverboat wagering tax revenue. For state fiscal year 2019 (July 1 – June 30), this amount is thirty-three million dollars ($33,000,000). The funds should be in your designated bank account within three business days. The breakdown for each county can be found on the AOS website.
FY 2019 MVH/LRS/Cigarette Tax/Alcoholic Beverage Factor Distribution Formulas
As required by statute, the local share of dollars from the Motor Vehicle Highway Account and the Local Road and Street Account has been adjusted, requiring the first 70 million dollars of gasoline tax to be allocated to the State Highway Road Construction and Improvement Fund. All counties and municipalities with a population over 15k are required to have a Highway Annual Operational Report on file with the State Board of Accounts. Failing to do so could result in Motor Vehicle Highway dollars being withheld until the locality is compliant.
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.