General fund operations include the day to day costs of running the City. Examples are paying wages, supplies, and maintenance costs for each department in the expense categories below.
|Licenses and Permits||120,000|
|Charges for Services||1,511,000|
|Use of Property and Money||420,000|
|Miscellaneous and Reimbursements||798,000|
|Culture and Recreation||3,463,000|
|Community and Economic Development||196,000|
|Transfers to Other Funds||140,000|
For further detail see the 2017 Annual Financial Report (PDF) (page 20).
Although the primary revenue source is property taxes, the City relies on many other sources of revenues to pay for ongoing operations. An example is the partnership with Dordt College and the Sioux Center Community School to share the costs of maintaining the Open Space Park area and the All Seasons Center. Another source of revenue is Sioux Center's share of Road Use Taxes from the state to help pay for street maintenance. Revenues from customers at the pool, ice arena and library help to pay for expenses at those facilities.