City Council unanimously adopts operating and capital budgets for FY 2022

Rochester’s City Council unanimously adopted both the operating and capital budgets for the fiscal year 2022. The FY 2022 Capital Improvements Program for City services, enterprise funds, and the School department was finalized with the adoption of the $14,134,184 capital budget.  

VIDEO: City Council – June 1, 2021 – Includes final adjustments and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Operating and Capital Improvement Projects Budget for the City of Rochester. Click here to watch.

The tax cap compliant $142,122,496 operating budget reflects Council adjustments including the addition of Assistant City Engineer and Planner I positions, revenue adjustments, and bottom-line increases to the School Department to fund their Continuing Services budget and associated positions. 

Following the adoption of the budget, the projected 2021 tax rate is estimated at $24.68, a $0.07 increase over the 2020 $24.61 rate. For a $300,000 home (without changes to other factors such as the property’s assessment), that increase would amount to an approximate tax bill increase of $21. First issue property tax bills are being processed and are tentatively scheduled to be mailed on June 14th. Tax bills are due 30 days from the mailing date.