CITY LAUNCHES BUDGET BLOG SERIES

The City of Thomasville has launched a Budget Blog Series aimed at providing citizens with valuable insight into the City’s operational budget process along with helpful insights, meeting dates, and other useful information. The five-part blog series will run through November 30th and can be found in the Financial Services section of Thomasville.org. “Our operational budget process requires approximately six months to complete and is driven by the strategic goals provided to us by the...



WHY UTILITIES ARE IMPORTANT TO THE CITY OF THOMASVILLE BUDGET

Utilities services are the backbone of the City of Thomasville’s operating budget. The City offers a variety of utilities services including electric, natural gas, water, solid waste, wastewater, compressed natural gas, landfill and telecommunications (which includes CNSNext digital television, telephone and high-speed Internet). The revenues generated from utilities accounts for 60 percent of the General Fund, which is the fund that includes many traditional governmental services. This...



BUDGET BLOG SERIES: CITY BUDGET 101

Welcome to the Budget Blog Series! Each week, we’ll be posting information about the City of Thomasville budget process along with helpful insights, meeting dates, and other useful information. Visit our Budget Blog Series page by clicking here. CITY BUDGET 101 A budget, whether personal or for a business, allows you to create a spending plan, reduce costs, and prepare for the future. You hear a lot of talk about the City of Thomasville’s operating budget, but why should it...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE EARNS FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARD

The City of Thomasville’s Financial Services Division recently earned the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award. The award is in recognition for the City’s 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). “Receiving this honor for the eighteenth consecutive year speaks volumes about the consistency of the accounting procedures that are in place within our Administration,” said Ashley Cason, City...



CITY BUDGET TO BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL

The City of Thomasville will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. to receive public comments on the City’s proposed budget for 2020. The budget is scheduled to be presented to City Council on Monday, December 9th. The proposed budget is $123,768,133 and, for the eighth straight year, includes no funding from property taxes. In addition, the 2020 proposed budget includes no proposed utility rate increases for City of Thomasville Utilities customers. “In lieu...



CITY EARNS EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARD

For the seventeenth consecutive year, the City of Thomasville’s Financial Services Division has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award. The award is in recognition for the City’s 2017 Comprehensive Financial Report (CAFR). “The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go...