Budget & Finance


ANNUAL BUDGET

Per Section 8.3 of the Village of Birch Run Charter, the Village Council adopts the annual budget for the next fiscal year at the first regular meeting in May each year.  The Village’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following year.  As part of the budget adoption, the Village Council appropriates the money needed for municipal purposes and identifies the amount of tax levy upon real and personal property to support the municipal operations.

2021-2022 Fiscal Year (PROPOSED)

2021-2022 Proposed Budget Summary

2021-2022 Fiscal Year (ADOPTED)

Gazebo in the Winter

Gazebo in the Winter

  • General Fund
  • Local Street Fund
  • Major Street Fund
  • Special Street Millage
  • DDA General Fund
  • Sewer Fund
  • Water Fund

SPECIAL STREET MILLAGE

In 2010, Village voters passed a renewal of a ballot proposal which allows the levy of 1.5000 mills ($1.50 per $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) on the taxable value of real property located in the Village of Birch Run for eight years beginning with the 2011 tax levy year and running through the 2018 tax levy year.  In 2018, Village voters renewed the same ballot proposal for an additional eight years running through the 2026 tax levy year.  The purpose of this special tax levy is to improve and maintain the surface quality of major and local Village streets.


AUDIT REPORTS

Per section 8.6 of the Village of Birch Run Charter, an independent audit is completed of all Village accounts on an annual basis.  The Michigan Department of Treasury posts the Village of Birch Run’s annual Audit Reports on its website.  To review them:

1. Click on the link below.
2. Click on the Document Search Site Link.
3. Select Saginaw County.
4. Select Village for the Municipality Type.
5. Select BIRCH RUN – Village.
6. Click Go.

Michigan Department of Treasury website


2015 CITIZEN’S GUIDE

The purpose of the Citizens’ Guide is to provide a more transparent understanding of the Village of Birch Run finances by our citizens.  The intent is to provide a simple graphical presentation of the most important financial measures, in a manner that can be easily understood.  To look at this report, please clink on the following link: 2015 Birch Run Citizens Guide


2015 PERFORMANCE DASHBOARD

The purpose of the Performance Dashboard is to report on financial and operating measures such as fiscal stability, economic strength, public safety, quality of life and other measures of the Village.  To look at this report, please clink on the following link: 2015 Birch Run Performance Dashboard

(Thanks to Eastern Michigan University for their assistance in developing the format of the Citizen’s Guide and Dashboard reports)


ESTIMATE YOUR PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT

Use the Michigan Department of Treasury’s website to estimate your property taxes.  To begin, click on the following link:  Property Tax Estimator


PUBLIC ACT 202 OF 2017 – PENSION REPORT

2020 Pension Report