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 2018 General Fund Operations

Special Assessments32,000
Licenses and Permits172,800
Charges for Services1,539,100
Use of Property and Money337,100
Miscellaneous and Reimbursements820,900
Transfers In2,228,100
Total Revenues$7,889,900


Public Safety$1,435,800
Public Works1,234,100
Culture and Recreation3,680,700
Community and Economic Development1,176,700
General Government906,000
Capital ProjectsN/A
Transfers to Other Funds180,000
Total Expenses$8,433,400

For further detail see the 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 University 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.