Efforts to create a more readable budget document recently were recognized with a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
The 2014 Citizens Guide to the Budget is a professionally designed document that summarizes the current year’s budget and the factors that shape it. The guide is intended to provide residents with a clearer understanding of City finances and the services provided. Additionally, it is meant to be an effective policy tool for the Savage City Council.
Seven residents have joined the ranks of the Savage Fire Department, filling vacancies that have been created through resignations and retirements over the past several months. Five of the individuals meet the Department’s desired criteria of being available to respond to calls during the day – a high priority since many of the Department’s current firefighters work regular, full-time jobs that do not allow for response times desired.