Budget Development

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 Adopted FY 2021 Budget

The Recommended Fiscal Year 2021 Budget was adopted by the Cary Town Council at its regular meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Fiscal Year 2021 covers the period from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

The FY 2021 Recommended Budget was presented to Town Council on May 21, 2020.

A revised recommendation to reduce utility rates by 4% in FY 2021 was provided to Council during the June 25, 2020 remote Council meeting. Council ultimately adopted the recommended budget, including this revision, during that June 25, 2020 meeting.

The Adopted FY 2021 Budget will be available online no later than September 30, 2020.

View the adopted utility rate schedule reflecting a 4% decrease in water and sewer rates.


Citizens are invited and encouraged to share their budget priorities with the Town at any point during the year.

The Town has transitioned to a continuous budget process where base operating needs for daily service provision and capital infrastructure are considered in the development of the annual budget during the spring of each year.  Town Council adopts an operating and capital budget for the upcoming year on or before June 30.

Emerging needs related to service expansion or new opportunities are identified by staff throughout the course of each year.  Funding recommendations related to those needs are directed to Council through quarterly Council/Staff business meetings held shortly after the close of each quarter. 

All comments received will be summarized in the Town Council Quarterly Report which is presented to Town Council in conjunction with each quarterly Council/Staff business meeting.

Citizens are invited to share their thoughts and priorities by: