The Budget Division 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 division oversees Fleet Maintenance Operations.
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.
To address local impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government allocated funds to other units of government through the American Rescue Plan. These funds are commonly referred to as state and local fiscal recovery funds. Hillsborough received a total of $2,282,192 in two equal distributions approximately one year apart. The allocation amount was determined by the United States Treasury, based on Hillsborough’s population proportion among all non-metropolitan areas in North Carolina.
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners has decided to spend its allocation to address a portion of necessary water and sewer improvement projects over the next several fiscal years. These funds will be spent in an expenditure category allowed by the United States Treasury for local units for the general provision of government services.
Water system projects total $1,133,456:
- Hydrant and Valve Replacement ― $400,000
- Filters Repair and Rebuild ― $83,456
- McAdams Road Water Main Replacement ― $350,000
- Water Treatment Plant Paving and Curbing ― $90,000
- Water Treatment Plant Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Update ― $50,000
- Galvanized Water Mains ― $160,000
Sewer system projects total $1,125,000:
- Lawndale Pump Station and Basin Rehabilitation ― $935,000
- Wastewater Treatment Plant Clarifiers ― $190,000
Unassigned funding totals $23,736
The Town of Hillsborough uses a strategic plan to align available resources with priorities. This is critical to effective and efficient delivery of government services.
During Fiscal Year 2020, the town revised its performance reporting system. New strategic goals have been adopted, establishing the town’s priorities for policy initiatives, capital investments, and budgeting and staffing decisions to achieve outcomes important to the community.
The plan ― which includes the town’s mission, vision and values ― is still being developed to create the specific initiatives that departments will implement to meet town goals.
Fleet Maintenance Operations maintains all Town of Hillsborough vehicles, heavy equipment and self-propelled mowers, as well as miscellaneous equipment such as push mowers, weed trimmers, pumps, welders and generators. For more information, see the Fleet Maintenance Operations page on this website.
101 E. Orange St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Offices are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.