General Fund Operations

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.

Fiscal Year 2017 General Fund Operations

Special Assessments27,000
Licenses and Permits120,000
Charges for Services1,511,000
Use of Property and Money420,000
Miscellaneous and Reimbursements798,000
Transfers In1,948,000
Total Revenues$7,452,000


Public Safety$1,225,000
Public Works1,058,000
Culture and Recreation3,463,000
Community and Economic Development196,000
General Government853,000
Capital ProjectsN/A
Transfers to Other Funds140,000
Total Expenses$6,935,000

For further detail see the 2017 Annual Financial Report (PDF) (page 20).

Additional Sources of Revenue

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.