WHERE THE MONEY GOES

The following financial information presents an overview of monies disbursed for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014. The financial information presented has been taken from the 2015 City of Middleburg Heights Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR is comprised of more than 120 pages of detailed financial statements, notes, schedules and statistical information. The CAFR was prepared in conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and audited by the Auditor of the State of Ohio, receiving an unmodified opinion. An unmodified opinion is given when an auditor can state that the financial statements are accurately and fairly presented.

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Expenses

2015

2014

General Government

$8,062,700

$8,108,809

Security of Persons and Property:
Police

5,384,591

5,485,696

Fire

4,432,494

4,185,034

Safety Director

69,035

68,014

Culture and Recreation

3,248,860

3,305,049

Streets and Highways

3,485,431

2,953,029

Sanitation

974,028

1,135,741

Community Development

765,089

702,208

Interest and Fiscal Charges

351,198

401,271

Economic Development

329,441

328,977

Public Health Services

299,028

310,506

Total Expenses

$27,401,915

$26,984,334

Expenses by Type Definitions 2015-Expenses-by-Function

General Government Offices – Mayor’s Office, City Council, Mayor’s Court, and all general administrative departments. The largest general administrative departments include Public Service, Finance, and Law.

Security of Persons & Property

Police – provides public safety services via our patrol division, detective bureau, City jail, and dispatch operations.

Fire – provides public safety services through fire protection and suppression, EMS, rescue, and public safety education programs.

Safety Director – coordinates the activities of both the Police and Fire Departments.

Culture & Recreation – include costs associated with operating the Community Center and other recreational programs.

Streets and Highways – includes all costs associated with maintaining our roads and infrastructure.

Sanitation – includes costs associated with providing rubbish removal services for our citizens.

Community Development – consists of our Building Department, City Engineer, and Planning and Zoning Commissions.

Interest and Fiscal Charges – includes interest payments on municipal debt.

Public Health Services – includes senior transportation services and property tax dollars levied for Southwest General Hospital.