Wellington Seeks Input On 2013 Village Budget

Wellington’s 2013 fiscal year begins Oct. 1, and if you’re a resident, you’re entrusting the village to do more with less — approximately $2 million less proposed funding compared to the 2012 fiscal year. Balancing the budget is a challenge that staff is tackling head-on, but Wellington wants your input to decide what deserves funding.

Wellington has posted a Budget Challenge on its web site at www.wellingtonfl.gov. It’s a survey tool that allows residents to make decisions about how much funding certain services should receive, such as law enforcement, equestrian infrastructure, customer service and programming at the Wellington Amphitheater. Wellington will compile the results of the Budget Challenge, and the data will be presented to the Wellington Village Council at subsequent budget workshops.

“The Budget Challenge will help Wellington set its funding priorities for the next fiscal year and will help us create a balanced budget that reflects the community’s values,” Financial Management & Budget Director Mireya McIlveen said. “We want to know not only what programs and services our residents need, want and are willing to pay for, but also what we could do without.”

To take the 2013 Budget Challenge, visit Wellington’s web site at www.wellingtonfl.gov, go to the Departments tab and click on Financial Services OFMB.