And except for a few line item changes, it was the same as the tentative budget approved in May. It passed with no public comment and little comment from council members who reviewed it thoroughly in a recent work session.
The budget is a 5.45 percent increase over last year, reflecting the city's population growth.
However, the budget also reflects a temporary projected 11.6 percent decrease in sales tax this year, because Menlove Dodge Toyota is moving to a Bountiful location while they build new facilities at its current site.
The city derives 42 percent of its revenues from sales tax and only 10 percent from property tax. "We've had years where's it's (sales tax revenue) been in the 50s, (percent) but I don't like to see it that high, said City Manager Gary Uresk. "It's great when the economy is good, but in years when the economy is down, it's difficult."
The city has a very low property tax rate and does not levy an energy use tax.
Among changes made since the tentative budget was approved was an adjustment in the Parks Budget to reflect the fact the department has three employees.
The tentative budget showed the Parks Department with two employees and the Streets Department with an extra employee.
The city spends 49 percent of its budget on personnel and 58 percent of that is spent in the Police Department. "The Police Department is labor intensive," Uresk said.
This year, because one of the city's police officers may be deployed with the military, they will have to replace him. When that officer returns, his job is guaranteed, meaning the city will have an additional officer. By that time, officials believe the city will need the extra officer, because of the increasing population, commuter rail and Legacy Parkway, which means there will be more work.
While the general fund is balanced, the capital improvement fund shows a deficit because the city is not fully funding depreciation, Uresk said.
Uresk pointed out that residents will see no tax or fee increases, which is representative of the city's pay-as-you-go policy.