The Wilmington City Council adopted the 2016-17 fiscal year budget at their meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
According to state law, city governments cannot have deficits – they must have a balanced budget in place by July 1 of each year for the fiscal year that runs from July 1 through June 30.
- View the FY17 Adopted Budget
- View the recommended budget presentation
- Watch a video of the recommended budget presentation
- City of Wilmington FY2017-2020 Strategic Plan
Total budget: $169 million
- Includes General Fund and all fee-based enterprise funds
General Fund: $104.9 million
- No property tax increase
- Core services maintained
- Strong savings (fund balance) for emergencies of more than $31 million
- Continued funding for 5-year infrastructure improvement plan and Transportation Bond projects
- Funding for three (3) additional police officers, and two (2) civilian personnel shifted to active officers
- Staffing the WPD Real Crime Center with analysts, the addition of a Crime Prevention Specialist and Crime Scene Technician
- Expanded funding for programs for at-risk youth
- Additional funding for Code Enforcement and associated clean-up efforts in targeted areas
- Additional funding for affordable housing, including home ownership and home repair programs as part of effort to expand stock of affordable housing and maintain existing affordable housing
- City of Wilmington Fee Schedule
- Stormwater: Monthly stormwater fee increase of 5.9%, from $7.23 to $7.66 for the average home
- Solid Waste: Eliminated twice weekly residential trash collection to save fuel and resources
- Parking: Increased monthly parking fees to $100/month at the Second Street and Market Street parking decks and increased on street parking to $1.25 per hour effective January 1, 2017.