Finance

Missie Lytle
Missie Lytle, CITY RECORDER
229 Front Street, P.O. Box 369
Spring City, TN 37381Phone: (423) 365-6441
Fax: (423) 365-6002
Emergency: 9-1-1

HOURS:
Monday–Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

DESCRIPTION:
The Finance Department is responsible for providing financial information, payroll services, and the administration of all other financial affairs of the City.

DEPARTMENT MISSION:
To provide accurate, meaningful, and timely financial data to the City Departments and the Board of Commissioners.

The 2013-2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Statement is available online for review.  All Prior years are located at City Hall and the Audrey Pack Memorial Library.

CITY PROPERTY TAXES:
City Property Taxes are billed mid to late October of each year, with payment due upon receipt and late on March 1st.If your property taxes are escrowed into your mortgage payment you will NOT receive a tax bill.  It will be sent directly to your mortgage company.  Please note that it is your responsibility as property owner to verify that your taxes have been paid.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
We now accept payments for property taxes by cash, check debit/credit cards in person at City Hall and debit/credit cards or e-checks online. By selecting the link below you will be guided to the Tax Payment site: http://cityofspringcity.tennesseetrustee.org

*Please note that a procession fee of 3% will be charged by the processing company.

CITY BUDGET:
The City budget is prepared by the City Manager, City Recorder, and Department Heads with the budgetary needs of all departments in mind.  Once a preliminary budget is prepared it is present to the Board of Commissioners for final changes and approval.The goal of the City budget is to evaluate and direct City departments, helping them make successful decisions in resource allocation, program evaluations, financial management, and long-range planning, including goals set in the City’s 5-year plan.

MUNICIPAL AUDITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:
At the end of each and every fiscal year the State Comptrollers Office requires each Municipality to under go a Municipal Audit.  This Municipal Audit is conducted by an independent Accounting/Auditing firm.  The results of the audit are compiled to make up the Financial Statement which is then presented to the Municipality in book form.

A full copy of the Financial Statement is then provided to each Commissioner, City Manager, City Recorder and Library.