WHERE THE MONEY GOES

The following financial information presents an overview of monies disbursed for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016. The financial information presented has been taken from the 2017 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 2017 2016
General Government $9,193,766 $8,489,326
Security of Persons and Property:
  Police 5,721,292 5,669,608
  Fire 4,664,396 4,669,411
  Safety Director 65,336 76,087
Culture and Recreation 4,280,980 3,511,118
Streets and Highways 4,635,443 3,606,091
Sanitation 968,468 972,643
Community Development 951,924 836,514
Interest and Fiscal Charges 305,050 303,708
Economic Development 374,547 355,895
Public Health Services 268,837 265,118
Total Expenses $31,430,039 $28,755,519

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.