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Finance

Mission Statement

To demonstrate excellence in the level of financial services provided to our public customers, elected officials, and the City of Sanford and its departments, while maintaining prudent use of financial resources in compliance with all associated laws, regulations and policies.

Finance Director

Cynthia Lindsay

Ms. Lindsay is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Accounting and a M.S.T. in Taxation. She is a Certified Public Accountant as designated by the State of Florida and a Certified Government Finance Officer as designated by the Government Finance Officers Association. She is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association(GFOA), the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, and the Central Florida Chapter of the Government Finance Officers Association and volunteers through the GFOA as a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report reviewer. Ms. Lindsay was appointed Director of Finance in October 2010.

Cynthia Lindsay (407) 688-5026 Email: Finance Director

Department Responsibilities

The Financial Services Department administers Accounting and Treasury functions, Debt Management, Financial, Grant Compliance, Budgeting, Purchasing, and Information Technology Services for all City departments.

Core Finance Duties

In its accounting and treasury, debt management, budgeting and financial and grant compliance capacities, the Finance Department must ensure complete and accurate accounting of all transactions, and reporting of all financial information in accordance with professional accounting standards and federal, state, and local laws. This division handles the payroll for all City employees, pays all invoices for goods and services used by City departments, records and tracks fixed assets, monitors grant funding and manages the City’s investing and borrowing activities. Finance also coordinates the Comprehensive Annual Finance Report, which is part of the City’s annual, independent audit process. The Finance department also assumed the duties of the Budget Department starting with fiscal year 2011 and as such administers the City’s budget process as well.

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Budget

The Finance Department is responsible for the preparation of the City’s annual budget. The budget process starts in February and ends in September, with the budget being effective October 1 of each year.

Finance Documents

Budget Information

The Finance Department has several years of budgets available electronically on the website.  Click on the links below to download electronic budget documents.

In accordance with F.S. 200.065, the City must hold two public hearings on their proposed annual budgets. Public Hearings for adoption of the FY 2021 Budget will be held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall during the following City Commission Meetings:

  • FIRST PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, September 13, 2021 7:00 pm
  • SECOND PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, September 27, 2021 7:00 pm

FY 2022 Adopted Budget

In accordance with F.S. 200.065, the City must hold two public hearings on their proposed annual budgets. Public Hearings for adoption of the FY 2021 Budget will be held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall during the following City Commission Meetings:

  • FIRST PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, September 13, 2021 7:00 pm
  • SECOND PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, September 27, 2021 7:00 pm

FY 2021 Adopted Budget

AMENDMENTS TO THE FY 2021 BUDGET:

1.   Resolution 2902  Hurricane Tree Trimming and Removal

2.   Resolution 2909  Seminole Co Interlocal Funding Agreement

3.   Resolution 2912  Adjustments to City Budget

4.   Resolution 2913  Rollover CARES Funds FY20 TO FY21 for CDBG & LIHEAP

5.   Resolution 2916  Elm Ave Drainage Project Budget

6.   Resolution 2917  Additional Funds-New SFD Tower Truck

7.   Resolution 2918  Veteran Bricks Engraving

8.   Resolution 2920  HR Admin III Position

9.   Resolution 2928  Police Grant re Bulletproof Vests

10. Resolution 2929  Granite Inliner for Pipe Rehab

11. Resolution 2927  Edward Byrne Memorial Grant - Police

12.  Resolution 2933  Mellonville Drainage Improvements

13.  Resolution 2934  Budget Rollover 2020-2021

14.  Resolution 2939  Repairs to Jeff Triplett Community Center

15.  Resolution 2941  Decontamination Equipment Grant

16.  Resolution 2944  CIP Additions Use of Reserves

17.  Resolution 2947  Mitigation Annual Tree Trimming

18.  Resolution 2948  Police FMIT Grant

19.  Resolution 2949  Stormwater Improvements

20.  Resolution 2950  Fire-Purchase Stryker MTS Power Loader

21.  Resolution 2962  Public Works re Tree Mitigation

22.  Resolution 2963  Reorganization of Building Division

23.  Resolution 2964  Development Services Departmental Vehicle

24.  Resolution 2965     Fire - Replacement Bunker Gear ST31

25.  Resolution 2967    Parks-Tree Mitigation

26.  Resolution 2961 Bobcat Track Loader Replacement

27.  Resolution 2959 Reiss Master Plan-Revised

28.  Resolution 2988 Elgin Crosswind Street Sweeper

29.  Resolution 2966 CDBG CARES Grant

In accordance with F.S. 200.065, the City must hold two public hearings on their proposed annual budgets. Public Hearings for adoption of the FY 2021 Budget will be held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall during the following City Commission Meetings:

  • FIRST PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, September 13, 2021 7:00 pm
  • SECOND PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, September 27, 2021 7:00 pm

FY 2020 Final Budget

AMENDMENTS TO THE FY 2020 BUDGET:

  1.  Resolution No. 2818    Bryne Memorial Grant
  2.  Resolution No. 2819    Stormwater Design Services Funding
  3.  Resolution No. 2826    Mayfair Golf Course Buildings
  4.  Resolution No. 2831    Nutrient Reduction Project FDEP
  5.  Resolution No. 2832    Utility Box Wrap Project
  6.  Resolution No. 2837    Police Contract Costs
  7.  Resolution No. 2839    Groveview Park Shelter and Lighting
  8.  Resolution No. 2840    Goldsboro Neighborhood Future Land Use
  9.  Resolution No. 2842    FY19-20 Budget Rollover
  10.  Resolution No. 2845    Riverwalk Phase III
  11.  Resolution No. 2846    Mayfair Golf-Modular Buildings
  12.  Resolution No. 2848    Walmart Community Grant - Police
  13.  Resolution No. 2849    Safety Grant
  14.  Resolution No. 2850    Riverwalk Phase III
  15.  Resolution No. 2851    Sanford Mayfair Management
  16.  Resolution No. 2855    CDBG Budget
  17.  Resolution No. 2856    USAI Grant - Police Command Vehicle
  18.  Resolution No. 2861    FD IAFF Contract Agreement
  19.  Resolution No. 2867    Lift Station Repair
  20. Resolution No. 2877    Purchase Thrushman Parcel
  21. Resolution No. 2875    CARES ED Grants
  22. Resolution No. 2883    Removal of Contaminated Soil
  23. Resolution No. 2876    Touhy Park Brick Replacement
  24. Resolution No. 2878    Donation-Orlando City Soccer to Mellonville Center
  25. Resolution No. 2884    HMGP Grant to Wind Retrofit Fire Stations 32 & 38
  26. Resolution No. 2885    Parks General Program Support Grant
  27. Resolution No. 2886    CIP Expenses
  28. Resolution No. 2890    SRF Loan DW590192

In accordance with F.S. 200.065, the City must hold two public hearings on their proposed annual budgets. Public Hearings for adoption of the FY 2021 Budget will be held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall during the following City Commission Meetings:

  • FIRST PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, September 13, 2021 7:00 pm
  • SECOND PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, September 27, 2021 7:00 pm

FY 2019 Final Budget

AMENDMENTS TO THE FY 2019 BUDGET:

  1. Resolution No. 2769      Repair HVAC System - Public Service Complex
  2. Resolution No. 2759      New vehicle for Solid Waste Department
  3. Resolution No. 2767      Point antennas for Coastline Park cameras
  4. Resolution No. 2768      Equipment for Bay & Magnolia Ave Park
  5. Resolution No. 2770      Storm relocation at Catalyst site
  6. Resolution No. 2771      DEO Grant Professional Services
  7. Resolution No. 2758      FDOT Bicycle Pedestrian Focused Initiative
  8. Resolution No. 2776      Increase demand / development activity
  9. Resolution No. 2777      Roll forward budget adjustment
  10. Resolution No. 2779      Replace 2005 Ford Excursion (Unit #28)
  11. Resolution No. 2785      Real Estate Services, locate land for future station site
  12. Resolution No. 2787      Proactive Tree Trimming & Removal of Trees before storm season
  13. Resolution No. 2797      Baseball Donation applied to Recreation Department
  14. Resolution No. 2798      Police Dept. – 2019 Justice Assistance Grant (County-Wide)
  15. Resolution No. 2774      Nutrient Reduction Project funded from FDEP
  16. Resolution No. 2780      Breakwater Wall repairs with Wharton-Smith
  17. Resolution No. 2782      Pump Branch Drainage Basic Project with CPH, Inc.
  18. Resolution No. 2783      Rehabilitation of Lee P. Moore Park
  19. Resolution No. 2790      Purchase of CIP Equipment for Fire Department
  20. Resolution No. 2791      Mellonville Sports Complex multi-purpose fields construction
  21. Resolution No. 2792      New Brick Engraving and Sealant for existing bricks
  22. Resolution No. 2800      Treatment and Disposal of Bio-solids
  23. Resolution No. 2756      Tree Mitigation and Removal
  24. Resolution No. 2803      Riverwalk Hurricane Irma Remediation
  25. Resolution No. 2804      Park Stormwater Pond
  26. Resolution No. 2802      Use of Reserves for Capital Replacement Items
  27. Resolution No. 2813      Program Support Grant
  28. Resolution No. 2825      Final Budget Amendment for FY 2019

Financial Reports

State law requires that all general purpose local governments publish, at the close of each fiscal year, a complete set of financial statements presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by a firm of licensed Certified Public Accountants.  The goal of the independent audit is to provide reasonable assurance that the financial statements of the City are free of material misstatement.

2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report………………………………………………………….

2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report………………………………………………………….

2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report………………………………………………………….