Some of the most important decisions about how Columbia Association (CA) will raise and spend money are made during the budget process. Construction of new facilities, the renovation of existing ones, provisions for new programs, the modification of existing services and the setting of rates are the kinds of decisions made by CA’s Board of Directors.
Before the budget is approved, public hearings are held so that village boards, advisory committees, community groups and individual residents can comment on the budget and present recommendations to the CA Board.
The final budget is approved annually in February for implementation on May 1, the start of our fiscal year. Copies of the budget are available at your village community center, the Maggie J. Brown Welcome Center and some CA facilities.