How does Beaufort decide to prioritize capital projects?

City Council determines these priorities through its annual Strategic Planning process. These projects are determined by overall City needs – such as replacing outdated infrastructure (old drainage pipes that don’t have the capacity to meet current drainage needs); improving roads and adding sidewalks, streetscape landscaping, and placing utilities underground where possible; maintaining our historic properties (such as the Arsenal and Carnegie Library building) and major improvements and amenities to City parks.

Projects are prioritized based on various factors, among them public safety, public benefit to residents and business owners, and funding availability.

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1. What is a consolidated budget?
2. What is the time frame for the budget?
3. How are budgets approved?
4. What is the General Fund?
5. What are the other funds that are part of the consolidated budget?
6. From what sources does Beaufort derive its revenues?
7. Explain millage and how that works.
8. How does Beaufort pay for its big capital projects?
9. How does Beaufort decide to prioritize capital projects?
10. What kind of debt service does Beaufort maintain?
11. I heard that the City plans to seek revenue bonds to pay for projects at Southside Park and Washington Street Park. Will this increase my property taxes?
12. What is the City’s bond ratings and how does that impact borrowing rates?
13. Does Beaufort maintain reserves?
14. How does Beaufort decide if its salary structure is competitive?
15. How does Beaufort decide on annual raises?