Municipalities with less than 500,000 inhabitants must pass and approve an appropriation ordinance, during the first quarter of the fiscal year. The fiscal year begins May 1 and ends April 30.
The appropriation ordinance serves as a limit on what a public entity may spend during the current fiscal year. It is, in effect, a statement of the maximum amount that the municipality could conceivably spend if sufficient funds were available.
Please contact the Office of the City Clerk with questions. P: (618) 498-3312