GFOA Award of Excellence

The City of Shorewood is proud to have received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2011.

This award is from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada and is given for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

This award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Of the 32,000 municipalities nationwide with populations under 10,000, only 283 qualified to receive the award.



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The finance department is responsible for maintaining the functions of payroll, accounts payable, utility billing, purchasing, investing City funds, and managing other City assets as requested by the City Council. The finance department also produces the following documents with the assistance of other City departments;

The finance department's goal is to present accurate, timely, and complete financial information in an understandable and friendly manner to the residents and staff members of the City; and to protect and manage the assets of the City as directed by the City Council.

Follow progress on the development and approval of the 2014 city budget.

Truth in Taxation Presentation

If you were unable to attend the December 3 Truth-in-Taxation presentation at city hall, but are interested in the information presented on the 2013 budget you may view the presentation. If you have questions about the 2013 budget or anything in the presentation, please contact Finance Director Bruce DeJong, 952.960.7903. To view you must have Powerpoint Viewer which you may download free.

Utility Billing Information:

The City of Shorewood bills each property that is connected to the municipal system on a quarterly basis, the beginning of January, April, July and October. Bills are due at the end of the billing month. Bills include fees for municipal water, sewage, recycling and stormwater management. See Billing for utility pricing information and payment options.

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