The Board adopted realistic budgets from 2014 through 2016 and real property tax levies have remained relatively stable.
Officials did not maintain time records for the Treasurer's or Secretary's time worked.
For all other full-time employees, the Manager kept a handwritten diary that included, among other information, his observations of when employees started and ended work each day, worked overtime or used accrued leave.
The end of a dispatcher's shift was calculated when the next assigned dispatcher logged into the software and was not necessarily when the previous dispatcher left work.
While the City's budgets were realistic, general fund budgets for the period reviewed were not structurally balanced.
However, officials could improve overall financial management and improve transparency if they adopted comprehensive multiyear planning.