Finance

James Bonamy, Finance Director
616.847.4893

2013 Local Government Dashboard
Citizen’s Guide to Local Government Finances
Citizen’s Guide to Local Government Finances
2013 Economic Vitality Incentive Program – Cooperation, Collaboration, and Consolidation Plan
2013 EVIP Debt Service Report
2013 EVIP Projected Budget Report

The Finance Department supervises two divisions. The Accounting Division ensures that budgetary and financial requirements are met and reported accurately; auditing and accounting standards are met or exceeded; the City’s annual audit is properly managed and reported; payments of invoices are made appropriately; billings for water, sewer, and other customers are issued timely; and grants and loans to the City are appropriately utilized and reported. The Finance Director serves on the Building Authority Board, Economic Development Corporation, and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board.

The Assessing Division values property within the City on a mass appraisal basis for taxation purposes and provides documentation to the public, as needed. The Finance Director oversees the contract for assessing services with the Ottawa County Equalization Department. Equalization Director Michael R. Galligan acts as the City Assessor for signatory purposes and under all Charter and legal requirements and has assigned Joshua Morgan to be the local contact.

The Finance Department’s main objectives are to continue to provide “clean” audits through proper accounting of City fiscal operations and to assure prompt invoicing and payment for chargeable City services. Further objectives include comprehensive budgeting, auditing and accounting spreadsheets, timely cash management and reporting and futuring the accounting and auditing functions. New reporting requirements from the State of Michigan are also high priorities of the Finance Department

Yearly Budgets

Budget 2014-2015 (Part 1Part 2Part 3)
Budget 2013-2014
Budget 2012-2013
Budget 2011-2012
Budget 2010-2011

Financial Reports

Disclaimer: The information presented here is most probably accurate, however, the printed reports are the final authority. Please contact the Finance Director should you need a paper copy of any of these reports.

2013

SAS Letter
City Annual Financial Report
Grand Haven/Spring Lake Sewer Authority Financial Report
Harbor Transit Multi-Modal Transportation System Financial Report
Northwest Ottawa Water Plant Financial Report
Single Audit Act Compliance
Board of Light and Power Financial Report

2012

Grand Haven Single Audit
City Annual Financial Report
Harbor Transit Financial Report
Northwest Ottawa Water Plant Financial Report
Grand Haven/Spring Lake Sewer Authority Financial Report
Board of Light and Power Financial Report

2011

Grand Haven Single Audit
City Annual Financial Report (audit)
Harbor Transit Financial Report (audit)
Sewer Authority Financial Report (audit)
Northwest Ottawa Water Plant Financial Report (audit)
Board of Light and Power Financial Report (audit)

2010

Grand Haven Single Audit
City Annual Financial Report (audit)
Harbor Transit Financial Report (audit)
Sewer Authority Financial Report (audit)
Northwest Ottawa Water Plant Financial Report (audit)
Board of Light and Power Financial Report (audit)

Click here to view City Audits on the Michigan Treasury website