WHERE THE MONEY GOES

The following financial information presents an overview of monies disbursed for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015. The financial information presented has been taken from the 2016 City of Middleburg Heights Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR is comprised of more than 130 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 2016 2015
General Government $8,489,326 $8,062,700
Security of Persons and Property:
  Police 5,669,608 5,384,591
  Fire 4,669,411 4,432,494
  Safety Director 76,087 69,035
Culture and Recreation 3,511,118 3,248,860
Streets and Highways 3,606,091 3,295,961
Sanitation 972,643 974,028
Community Development 836,514 765,089
Interest and Fiscal Charges 303,708 351,198
Economic Development 355,895 329,441
Public Health Services 265,118 299,048
Total Expenses $28,755,519 $27,212,445

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.Expenses by Type Definitions 

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.