Finance and Utility Billing
The Finance Team provides for the effective and efficient management of the City’s fiscal resources. The Department is responsible for financial management of all City funds and for providing central support services to other City departments. These central support services include:
- Accounting - Provide for the accurate and timely accounting and reporting of all fiscal transactions for the City and related agencies
- Accounts Payable - Process bi-weekly vendor payments and accounts receivable billings as scheduled
- Budget Development - Coordinate the Departmental budget preparation and the publication of the operating and capital improvement budgets
- Financial Reporting - Prepare the City’s financial statements, coordinate annual audits, file required statutory reports and providing operational information to City Departments
- Grant Management - Manage billing for transit, infrastructure, and disaster relief funds from other government agencies
- Payroll - Provide bi-monthly payments for the entire City workforce of permanent and temporary employees and file all required reports with the Federal and State government and the State retirement system
- Purchasing - Administer the provisions of the Municipal Code relating to the procurement of materials and services at the best value to the requesting Department
- Revenue Collections - Collect all general government revenues such as business licenses, transient occupancy taxes, and regulatory permits; as well as enterprise fund revenues such as water, sewer, electric, and transit
- Risk Management - Forecast and evaluate financial risks with the identification of procedures to avoid or minimize their impact
- Treasury Management - Provide centralized cashiering, check distribution, and investment of idle funds in accordance with state law; manage debt in accordance with existing bond obligations
Additionally, the Department is responsible for utility billing services for water, sewer, and electric. The City has approximately 2,500 resident and business utility customer accounts. The Department processes utility service applications and prepares bills for all customers monthly and maintains a payment service counter and a drive-up payment drop box.
The City of Gridley provides Utility Billing relief accounts that include family members with qaulifying medical issues. Please link on the Medical Lifeline Program form below for more information
Our Team is also responsible for preparing rate studies to identify appropriate billing rates. The Department has installed the drive-up payment drop box (located behind City Hall) for the convenience of customers. Additionally, to provide customers more convenience, the City accepts automated payment and utility start-up applications online.
Utility Billing Assistance - The City of Gridley provides utility billing relief to customers with qualifying medical issues. Please click the "Medical Lifeline Program Form" below for additional information. Utility customers may also qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and temporary payment programs. The City may also be able to connect utility customers with not-for-profits than can provide assistance to qualifying customers. Please call (530) 846-5695 for additional information.
Click on the Icon below to sign-up for convenient and safe automatic monthly payments. There are no extra fees for the convenience if you link to your bank account.
Budgets and Reports
Click here to review the Adopted Fiscal Year 2020-21 Operating Budget and Capital Improvments Plan
Click here to review the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Financial Audit Adopted in May 2020.
Common Forms and Documents
- Business License Form
- Boat Launch Application Form
- Master Fee Schedule
- Medical Lifeline Program Form