Partial special census to benefit growing Fishers
Fishers, IN – The City of Fishers City Council unanimously approved plans to move forward with a partial special census at tonight’s council meeting. With potential revenues estimated around $1.4 million through 2021, residents in selected high-growth areas of Fishers will be counted late this year.
“We were able to identify significant gains by moving forward with a partial census,” said Fishers Controller Oscar Gutierrez. “We explored doing a full and partial census and concluded that focusing on selected areas of high-growth would have the most impact on future revenues.”
The partial special census is expected to cost approximately $373,500. The associated costs come from the payment due to the U.S. Census Bureau and expenses related to implementation. By completing the special census this fall, Fishers will see an increase in per capita revenue distributions beginning in July 2017. The overall benefit for Fishers is expected to be $1,455,809 from July 2017 to 2021.
“I’m proud of the work the controller’s office has done to bring more revenue to the City,” said City Council Vice President and Finance Committee Chair, John Weingardt. “The special census is an innovative, smart solution that capitalizes on the growth in the developing part of Fishers and captures revenues that the City wouldn’t have seen until 2021.”
The City has identified areas of high-growth, and the partial census will focus on these areas only. Residents should expect counting to take place during November and December of this year.