City Administration staff members dedicated to finance are responsible for the administration and coordination of all financial services internal to the City of Pella including:
The City of Pella’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends on June 30. The city prepares a budget according to Iowa Code 384.16. The preparation process begins in October, with the adoption of a final budget by the City Council in March. The city’s annual budget includes a five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which is critical to the city’s well-being. It provides an opportunity to allocate financial resources in the most efficient manner. The budget must be certified with the county auditor by March 15.
View the city’s current Fiscal Year 2020 to 2021 Budget (PDF).
The City of Pella is required to be audited every year according to Iowa Code 11.6. The city prepares a requests for proposal (RFPs) for audit services to certified public accountants every 3 to 5 years. The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) awarded the contract is required to conduct the audit in accordance with U.S. generally accepted auditing standards and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in government auditing standards issued by the U.S. Comptroller General. The audit is required to be completed within nine months following the end of the fiscal year. View the city’s most recent audit (PDF).
Maximum Property Tax Levy
The fiscal year 2021 maximum property tax dollars resolution (PDF) was unanimously adopted by Council after holding a public hearing on March 3, 2020. This public hearing was a new requirement by the State of Iowa through SF 634. The “max levy” applies to certain individual levies that the City uses that are part, but not all, of the overall tax levy for the City.