The City Finance Department is run by Finance Director, Juana Bell. Juana started with the City in April, 2008, and brought a wealth of new ideas and accounting experience to the position. With an MBA from the University of Portland, Juana uses an asset-based approach to team building.
Budget decisions are made by the City Council, acting on the recommendations of the City Budget Committee, which meets in a series of public meetings each spring to approve the next fiscal year's budget. The fiscal year is July 1st through June 30th each year. Copies of the budget documents can be purchased for copying costs at City Hall.
DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE LEVEL DESCRIPTION:
The Finance Department is responsible for financial planning and budget preparation; accounting, water, sewer, and electric utility billings, collections, and bad-debt recoveries; budget control; liens and assessments; payroll; accounts payable and accounts receivable. The "front desk" functions at City Hall, which include receptionist, payment receipting, telephone answering, and utility dispatch services, are also under the direction of the Finance Department.
The Finance Department is operated primarily out of the General Fund, with the enterprises (Water, Sewer, and Electric Funds) reimbursing for their share of financial, utility billing, and record keeping services provided to the utility systems.
The Finance Department is responsible for:
Local Taxing Districts:
Statewide Tax Information: Oregon does have an income tax but there is no statewide sales tax.
Financial Department Links:
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Finance Director..............(541) 347 2437 Ex 223
Assistant Finance Director, Accounts Payable-City Liens-Payroll..(541) 347 2437 Ex 224
Utility Account Clerk.........(541) 347-2437 Ex 225
Account Clerk/Receptionist/Collections....(541) 347-2437 Ex 222
Coos County Tax Department... (541) 396-7725
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