Council adopts FY 2020-21 Budget

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6/18/20

Lawton City Council adopted a $90.65M budget for FY 2020-21at the June 18 meeting, which will include the following:

  • The deferment of furlough days for City of Lawton staff members.
  • Cost-saving measures through continued hiring freezes for non-critical positions; more than 50 positions will not be filled during the budget year.
  • A 1.7 percent utility rate increase in accordance with the recommended Consumer Price Index adjustment. See more here: lawtonok.gov/publications/proposed-cpi-adjustment-utility-bills-fy-2020-2021.
  • Various cuts and suspensions of capital outlay purchases.

The budget also includes the adoption of once-a-week trash pickup, to begin after October 1, 2020. When this transition of service begins, monthly bulk trash pickups for all residents will also be enacted at no charge.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious economic impact to our state and our city; this has been a very unique and difficult budget season," said City Manager Michael Cleghorn. "We intend to provide the best service we can under the circumstances we have encountered and expect City Council to make amendments to the budget as needed and as our situation continues to develop through the year."

A copy of the adopted budget and all revisions can be found here: lawtonok.gov/publications/preliminary-budget-revisions-spring-2020.

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