Lebanon Budget Information

2023 Budget

2023 Proposed Budget CoverThe City Council began the 2023 Budget review process on April 26, 2022, and April 28, 2022, with a staff presentation of the 2022-2024 Outcomes and Work Plan. At these two work sessions, City Administration presented the Council with accomplishments from the prior year, plans for the current year, and projected goals for future years. The review continued with the City Manager's presentation on May 11, 2022, regarding the City's Financial Outlook and Long Term Financial Plan for managing current and future operational and capital needs and debt service obligations.

Lebanon City Council began its review of the proposed 2023 City Budget on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 (watch the budget work session and presentation). The 2023 Proposed Budget was available online for public review.  The budget work sessions have been completed.

All budget work sessions were open to the public to attend only; no public comment was taken during the work sessions. Public comment was heard at the public hearing on December 14, 2022 and the budget was approved with amendments by City Council and including authorizations for the City Manager to: 

  • Expend $38,460,840 for General Fund, an increase of $88,600 from the proposed budget
  • Expend $4,916,230 for Solid Waste Disposal
  • Expend $4,436,960 for Water Treatment and Distribution
  • Expend $7,862,020 for Sewage Collection and Disposal
  • Expend $2,035,470 for Municipal Airport Operations
  • Expend $25,000 for Emergency Preparedness
  • Expend $400 for Historic Resources and Preservation Efforts
  • Expend $623,770 for the Downtown Lebanon Tax Increment Finance District
  • Expend $10 for the Airport-Tech Tax Increment Finance District
  • Expend $39,255,540 for Capital Improvements and Acquisitions
  • Issue bonds or notes in the amount of $17,022,970 to finance 2023 capital projects
  • Apply for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loans for up to $1,387,250
  • Apply for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loans for up to $3,103,500
  • Disburse Water Investment Fee Funds of up to $175,000
  • Expand the purpose of the existing Police Department Capital Reserve Fund
  • Establish a new Public Assistance Revolving Fund
  • Transfer unencumbered appropriated funds of up to $1,325,000 from Fiscal Year 2022 to other municipal funds, an increase of $50,000 from the proposed budget.

The 2023 Approved Budget is available to view online. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the City Manager's Office by calling 603-448-4220 or emailing manager@lebanonnh.gov.

You can also contact the City Council through the Boards and Committees Contact Form.  

Annual Budget Review and Adoption Process

Each year, the City of Lebanon engages in a formal budget review and adoption process. The annual calendar of events typically unfolds as follows:

  • February – Six-year Capital Improvements Program reviewed by the Planning Board
  • March/April – Instructions to Department Heads on Preparation of Funding Requests for Future Capital Projects
  • April – Presentation of Outcomes and Work Plan to City Council
  • May – Presentation of Financial Outlook
  • May – Submission of Proposed Capital Improvements Projects by Department Heads
  • May/June – Instructions to Department Heads on the Preparation of Budget Materials
  • May/June – Instructions to Outside Agencies Requesting Funding
  • July – Development and Submission of Proposed Budgets by Department Heads
  • July/August – Review of Proposed Capital Improvements Program by Planning Board and CIP Committee (comprised of Planning Board members and City staff)
  • August/September – Review of Budget Submissions by City Manager (Departments and Outside Agencies)
  • October – Finalization of Budget for Presentation to City Council (Due no later than October 31)
  • November – Council Review of City Manager's Proposed Budget
  • December – Public Hearing and Action to Adopt Budget