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The Finance Department is responsible for the administration and coordination of the City's financial services. This includes budget, accounting, investments, payroll, debt service, financial information systems, and internal auditing.

Budget Summary

The budget summary gives a highlight of the budget. See a breakdown of revenues and expenses, upcoming capital improvement projects, and learn how property tax is calculated.  

2024(PDF, 303KB)

2023(PDF, 244KB)

2022(PDF, 277KB)  

2021(PDF, 255KB)

2020(PDF, 271KB)

2019(PDF, 284KB)

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

Each year, the Finance department prepares a formal Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, which is audited by an independent auditing firm. The report includes the independent auditors’ report, management’s discussion and analysis, and financial statements.

Merriam has earned a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for this report from the Government Finance Officers Association for 30 years.


2023(PDF, 3MB)

2022(PDF, 5MB)

2021(PDF, 3MB)

2020(PDF, 2MB)

2019(PDF, 4MB)

2018(PDF, 1MB)

Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)

The Popular Annual Financial Report gives a brief summary of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report in an an easy-to-read format. 


2023(PDF, 2MB)

2022(PDF, 5MB)

2021(PDF, 2MB)

2020(PDF, 1MB)  

2019(PDF, 1MB)

2018(PDF, 2MB)