Lebanon Budget Information

2024 Budget Overview

The City Council began the 2024 Budget review process on April 25, 2023, and April 27, 2023, with a staff presentation of the Draft Strategic Plan Objectives. At these two work sessions, City Administration presented the Council with strategic plan objectives for ten focus areas. The Strategic Plan Objectives were approved by the City Council at the May 10, 2023 meeting. The City Manager gave a presentation 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 will begin its review of the proposed 2024 City Budget on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. A total of five work sessions will be held during the month of November. All budget work sessions are open to the public to attend only; no public comment will be taken during the work sessions. Meetings are held in person at City Hall, in Council Chambers, with the option of attending remotely via a virtual platform. Public comment will be heard at the public hearing on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. If you would like to contact the City Council before December 13, please use the Boards and Committees Contact Form.  

Please visit LebanonNH.gov/LIVE for meeting times and details and LebanonNH.gov/Agendas to view agendas. 

The public hearing and action to adopt the 2024 budget by City Council will be on Wednesday, December 13, 2023.

2024 Proposed Operating Budget

The 2024 City Budget provides for the cost of general City government, solid waste disposal, water treatment and distribution, sewage collection and disposal, municipal airport operations, emergency management, and the acquisition or construction of major, expensive, and long-lived capital facilities and equipment. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the City Manager’s Office by calling 603-448-4220 or by email at manager@lebanonnh.gov.

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 Draft Strategic Plan Objectives to City Council
  • May – Presentation of Financial Outlook and Adoption of Strategic Plan Objectives
  • 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 and Strategic Plan Actions 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 and Strategic Plan Action Submissions by City Manager (Departments and Outside Agencies)
  • October – Administration and Finance Finalization of Budget for Presentation to City Council (Due no later than October 31st)
  • November – Council Review of City Manager’s Proposed Budget
  • December – Public Hearing and Action to Adopt Budget

Additional Budget-Related Resources

For more information, please refer to the following resources.