The village's fiscal year starts on March 1st and ends the following February 28th (or 29th if it's a leap year). Budgeting starts in December on a staff level and is examined by the different committees in January and early February.
Committees make their recommendations to the Village Council in February. After a public hearing -- usually held in late February -- council votes on the upcoming fiscal year's budget.
The State of Michigan has asked that municipalities provide a dashboard, an online tool that helps residents track performance. This will be an ongoing project for the village, so come back often to see our progress.