The Budget Office is responsible for preparing the town's budget, under the oversight of the town manager and in collaboration with the various departments and divisions.
The budget is a blueprint for building a sound financial framework for town operations. It ensures the town's resources are allocated toward the priorities identified by the Board of Commissioners. Specifically, the budget is a financial plan consisting of an estimate of proposed expenditures, the proposed means of financing and the goals and objectives of expenditures for the fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
The fiscal year 2016-17 budget was the 16th to receive the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association, the highest national award in governmental budgeting.
Hillsborough uses the balanced scorecard, a system of measures that helps the town implement its objectives. Each department has a scorecard with specific initiatives, targeted outcomes for the initiatives and ways to measure performance. The system is more fully explained in an article written by William C. Rivenbark, a UNC School of Government faculty member, and Eric J. Peterson, Hillsborough's town manager.
The town has implemented a departmental priorities system to help departments and the Board of Commissioners refine focus on top priorities and to reduce distractions from those priorities. Departments present their top priorities for each upcoming fiscal year with the town’s draft budget and provide mid-year and year-end updates to the board.
Water and sewer system development fees
Water and sewer system development fees are referred to as water and sewer capital facilities fees by the Town of Hillsborough. Capital facilities fees are charged for new developments or new connections to the water and sewer system. The fees are designed so those making new connections pay a fair share for their impact on the system’s capacity.
The town proposes to update water and sewer capital facilities fees for Fiscal Year 2019. The town is presenting the Water and Sewer Capital Facilities Fee Analysis Report for public review and is seeking comments from the public prior to adoption.
Public comments will be received until 5 p.m. on June 4. The town will hold a public hearing related to the Water and Sewer Capital Facilities Fee Analysis Report at the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners meeting at 7 p.m. June 11 in the Town Barn, 101 E. Orange St.
The Water and Sewer Capital Facilities Fee Analysis Report is available for review below or at the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, 101 E. Orange St.
101 E. Orange St., Hillsborough, NC 27278