2015 Budget Process


The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department (SLMPD) operates under a cooperative policing arrangement between the cities of Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay. The SLMPD is dependent on these member cities for the majority of its revenue for operating and capital expenses. The deadline for adopting an operating budget for the following year is September 1st of the current year. In order to meet this timeline, the process needs to commence well in advance so that the chief of police (administrator) along with staff can develop a budget proposal for the SLMPD governing board (Coordinating Committee) to consider and pass along to the member city councils for consideration.


SLMPD Coordinating Committee: Member City Mayors

  • Quarterly Meeting: May 14, 2014 (Wednesday) – 5:30 p.m. – Completed
    Preliminary budget considerations and discussion.
  • Budget Work Session: June 18, 2014 (Wednesday) – 5:30 p.m.
    Initial budget proposal, feedback and direction.
  • Budget Work Session: June 25, 2014 (Wednesday) – 5:30 p.m.
    Further budget discussion, refinement and direction.
  • Quarterly Meeting: July 16, 2014 (Wednesday) – 5:30 p.m.
    Budget recommendation forwarded to member city councils.

Member Cities: Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay

  • Council Meetings: August 2014
    Member city councils have until September 1, 2014 to approve recommended budget.

Default Provision

  • Joint Powers Agreement – Fourth Amendment
    Applies absent unanimous agreement on the recommended budget by the member city councils.


Quarterly Meeting: May 14, 2014 (Wednesday) – 5:30 p.m.

PowerPoint presentation by Chief Bryan Litsey highlighting some of the preliminary budget considerations for 2015. Please click below to view this presentation.

Chief’s PowerPoint Presentation – 2015 Preliminary Budget Considerations

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