Resolution 2020-02 Adopt Final Budget

July 20, 2022 By

Town of Leeds

Resolution No. 2020-02

An Resolution Adopting Final Budgets for the General Fund & Capital Improvement Fund; Making Appropriations for the Support of the Town of Leeds, Utah for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2020 and Ending June 30, 2021.

Whereas, the Mayor of the Town of Leeds (“Leeds”), as required by law, submitted to Leeds Council a tentative budget including all supporting schedules and data (herein the “Tentative Budget”) on May 13, 2020 for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021; and

Whereas, the Tentative Budget was adopted by the Town Council on May 13, 2020; and

Whereas, pursuant to law, a copy of the Tentative Budget was placed on record in the Leeds Recorder’s Office for inspection by the general public during normal office hours, at least ten days prior to its final adoption; and

Whereas, pursuant to law, a public hearing to receive public comment and consider adoption of a final budget which includes the general fund, capital improvements, and debt service (herein the “Budget”) was held on May 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in a Zoom electronic meeting; and

Whereas, pursuant to law, the date, time, and place of the public hearing, the right of citizens to be heard, the location of the Leeds Recorder’s Office where the Tentative Budget was available for public inspection, was published in at least one issue of a newspaper of general circulation published within Washington County at least seven days prior to said public hearing; and

Whereas, all interested persons in attendance at the public hearing were given an opportunity to be heard, for or against, the estimate of revenues and expenditures or any item thereof in the Tentative Budget; and

Whereas, pursuant to law, Leeds Council, at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Leeds Council, must adopt a final budget and set the property tax levy before the 30th day of June of each year if there is no increase in the certified tax rate; and

Whereas, pursuant to law, Leeds has published the necessary notice and held the public hearings required prior to adopting the proposed property tax rate and setting the property tax levy; and

Whereas, it is the intent and desire of Leeds to comply with all applicable State and local laws regarding the adoption of the Budget; and

Whereas, Leeds Council finds that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the Town of Leeds to adopt a final budget for the Town of Leeds; and

Whereas, Leeds has received its proposed certified tax rate from Washington County.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Municipal Council of Leeds, Utah as follows:

Section I

Budget Adoption

A. The budgeted amounts shown in Exhibit A, Leeds 2020/2021 Budget, for the General Fund attached hereto and by this reference incorporated herein, are hereby appropriated for the corporate purposes and objects of Leeds, Utah for the Fiscal Year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and are hereby adopted as the Budget of the Town of Leeds, Utah for the Fiscal Year 2020/2021.

B. Pursuant to law, a copy of the Budget for each fund within the Budget shall be certified by the Mayor as the “Budget Officer” and shall be filed with the State Auditor within 30 days after adoption of the Budget.

C. Pursuant to law, a certified copy of the Budget shall be filed in the office of the Leeds Recorder and shall be available for public inspection during regular business hours.

Section II

Further Action

The certified tax rate for the Town of Leeds fiscal year 2020-2021 is set at .000627.

Section III

Further Action

A. In addition to the foregoing, the Mayor and Leeds staff is hereby directed to implement any other necessary actions pertinent to the adoption of the Budget, the establishment of a tax rate, and the levy of property taxes with approval from the Leeds Council. Such actions may include, but are not necessarily limited to, notification, reporting, and publishing as required by and consistent with applicable law.

B. Budget surpluses in excess of the 25% maximum fund balance in the General Fund allowed by State law will be distributed to the Capital Improvement Fund.

Section IV


If a court of competent jurisdiction declares any provision of this Resolution invalid, the remainder shall not be affected thereby.

Section V

Effective Date

This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon posting, as required by law, deposited and recorded in the office of the Leeds Recorder, and accepted as required herein.

Passed and Approved this _______ day of ________ 2020.

Town of Leeds Council

By: ___________________________________

Wayne Peterson, Mayor

[Seal] Voting:

Mayor: Wayne Peterson Yea    Nay ___

Councilman: Alan Roberts Yea      Nay ___

Councilman: Danielle Stirling Yea      Nay ___

Councilman: Lorrie Hunsaker Yea      Nay ___

Councilman: Stephen Wilson Yea     Nay ___



Peggy Rosebush, Town Clerk

Deposited in the office of Leeds Recorder this ____ day of ________, 2020.

Recorded this ____ day of ________, 2020.