Uresk said the city gets 46 percent of its revenue from sales tax, and another 10 percent from property taxes.
The tentative budget is $41, 500 less than the 2007-08 budget.
In addition to sales tax being down, building permits are "way off," and impact fees are down.
Several funds have seen decreases in funding, including $17,200 in the city hall fund. Uresk said that is mainly due to the fact several projects at city hall have been completed.
Because there is less construction, the city's building inspection fund went down by $23,000.
Streets received $30,000 less funding; parks, $78,000 less; and recreation, $10,000 less.
Police, however, received a $66,900 funding increase. The Police Department receives the highest portion of general fund monies, with most of that going into personnel.
However, the tentative budget also includes an allocation for software to update the department's policy manual, including the latest federal and state policies which the department must abide by, Woods Cross Police Chief Paul Howard said. The budget will also include funds to allow officers to train in the policies.
A full 52 percent of the general fund goes to personnel, another 37 percent is in operating funds, with 11 percent to capital improvements.
Uresk said that because of the tight budget, capital projects have been cut substantially this year. "We're hoping capital cuts are a one-year thing."
Public Works director Scott Anderson said one thing his department, and the police department will be grappling with this year is the rising cost of fuel.
He said this harsh winter meant the Streets Department went slightly over its budget this year for salt, but the city directed him to ensure the streets were clear, even if he did exceed the budget.
The council will hold at least one work session on the budget prior to finalizing it near the end of June.