City of Lake Wales - FY2013/2014 Budget Survey - Complete by June 14, 2013

The City Commission is seeking public input into the budget process as budget workshops will begin in June of 2013 for fiscal year October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014 (FY 2013’14). The Commission values your input in helping your community enhance the quality of life for our residents. If you have questions relating to this survey please contact Jennifer Nanek, Special Projects Manager, at (863) 678-4182 Ext. 270.

As of March 19, 2013, a summary of the City’s current budget (FY 2012’13) included the following:

As of March 19, 2013, a summary of the City’s current budget (FY 2012’13) included the following:
Governmental Functions:

General Government Services Include:
City Administration – City Commission, City Manager, City Clerk, Finance, Human Resources, City Attorney, Planning & Zoning, Information Services, and Purchasing.
Facilities Maintenance – Maintenance and operating costs for municipal administration buildings.
Public Information Services – City Hall Reception, TV Program (Commission Meetings), Website, Social Media, Public Records

Public Safety Services Includes:
Police Services – Traffic Enforcement, Investigative Services, Education Programs, School Resource Officers
Fire Services – Fire Suppression, Rescue Services, Investigation & Prevention, Fire Safety Education
Code Enforcement – Property Maintenance, Sign & Code Enforcement Compliance
Permitting & Building Inspection – Permit & Plans Review, On-Site Inspections

Physical Environment Services Includes:
Solid Waste – Residential Garbage and Recycling Collection
Cemetery Maintenance – Lake Wales Cemetery and Willow Lawn Cemetery
Lakes & Stormwater Management – Lake Water Quality, Drainage System Management
Wastewater Collection & Treatment – Sewer Collection & Treatment
Water Treatment & Distribution – Drinking Water Treatment & Distribution, Metering Services, Backflow Prevention
Utility Customer Service – Billing and Customer Service

Transportation Services Includes:
Transportation Facilities Maintenance – Maintenance of Existing Roadways, Sidewalks, Traffic Signs/Signals
Lake Wales Airport – Airport Operations and Facility Management

Economic Environment Includes:
Economic Development – Attract & Retain Business and Job Opportunities
Downtown Landscaping Maintenance – Includes Central, Stuart, & Park Avenues

Culture & Recreation Services Includes:
Parks & Open Space Maintenance – Ball Fields, Playgrounds, Trails, Bike Paths, Picnic Areas
Recreation Facilities Services – Facility Rentals (Austin Center, Tourist Club, etc.), City Building Maintenance, Kirkland Gym
Library Services – Library Materials, Cultural/Educational Programs, Public Access to Internet Resources
Special Events – Pioneer Days, 4th of July, Polk Senior Games, Downtown Events

* 1. Are you a Lake Wales resident or taxpayer?

* 2. Are you a?

* 3. Do you operate a business within the City of Lake Wales?

* 4. Do you receive water services from the City but your property is located outside the City limits?

* 5. Do you have children under the age of 18?

* 6. Which category below includes your age?