Financing at the LocalFinancing at the LocalLevelLevelChoose Clean Water ConferenceJoanne ThroweEnvironmental Finance Cent...
Understanding LocalUnderstanding LocalStormwater FinancingStormwater FinancingMaking the right decisionshould be:o Fairo T...
Managing AssetsManaging AssetsWhen to Replace Lifecycle Costs• Replace asset beforerepair costs reachcatastrophic failure•...
Easy Ways to Improve Program onEasy Ways to Improve Program ona Limited Budgeta Limited Budget• Get departments to communi...
Not Everything Has to Cost A LotNot Everything Has to Cost A Lot06/17/13 5
Getting at True Costs isGetting at True Costs isImportantImportant• True Costs for what isneeded in 1 year is:$1,638,945• ...
Document, Track, and Record!Document, Track, and Record!06/17/13 7
Have a Staffing PlanHave a Staffing Plan06/17/13 8
Labor DashboardsLabor Dashboards• Total Annual Labor Cost• Total Annual FTE• FTE by position over time• Cost by Position o...
Budget DashboardBudget DashboardLocal Permit Revenue / Permit Fee Revenue Less Labor Costs /Reserve for Future Monitoring0...
Output Flows into BudgetOutput Flows into Budget06/17/13 11
Results of ProcessResults of Process06/17/13 12• Provided a basis for discussion among staff & officials• Enabled dialogue...
Don’t be Afraid to Take RisksDon’t be Afraid to Take Risks• Berlin, MD• Salisbury, MD• Bowie, MD• Lancaster, PA• Scranton,...
Public Engagement is EssentialPublic Engagement is Essential06/17/13 14
Timing is EverythingTiming is Everything06/17/13 15
Thank youThank you06/17/13Footer Text 16
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Joanne Throwe from Environmental Finance Center explains how to finance local clean water plans

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CCW conference: Financing clean water solutions

  1. 1. Financing at the LocalFinancing at the LocalLevelLevelChoose Clean Water ConferenceJoanne ThroweEnvironmental Finance CenterJune 4, 2013
  2. 2. Understanding LocalUnderstanding LocalStormwater FinancingStormwater FinancingMaking the right decisionshould be:o Fairo Transparento Adequate revenueo EquitableIs there:oEnough data?oMeasurable goals?oA tracking system?oWays to createefficiencies?06/17/13 2
  3. 3. Managing AssetsManaging AssetsWhen to Replace Lifecycle Costs• Replace asset beforerepair costs reachcatastrophic failure• Replace too early andmoney wasted• Replace too late andcosts are excessive06/17/13 3
  4. 4. Easy Ways to Improve Program onEasy Ways to Improve Program ona Limited Budgeta Limited Budget• Get departments to communicate better• Centralize stormwater responsibility• Let others do some of the work for you without guilt• Work together to reduce costs, create efficiencies4
  5. 5. Not Everything Has to Cost A LotNot Everything Has to Cost A Lot06/17/13 5
  6. 6. Getting at True Costs isGetting at True Costs isImportantImportant• True Costs for what isneeded in 1 year is:$1,638,945• Current OperatingExpenditures$376,600• Current CapitalExpenditures$186,25006/17/13 6Current*(2013)Year 1(2014)Year 2(2015)Year 3(2016)Year 4(2017)Year 5(2018)$186,250 $736,250 $302,250 $352,250 $579,750 $202,250$186,250 $766,250 $317,250 $352,250 $579,750 $202,250$562,850 $1,638,945 $1,211,762 $1,269,125 $1,519,547 $1,165,542Sub-TotalCapital ExpenTotal Expend
  7. 7. Document, Track, and Record!Document, Track, and Record!06/17/13 7
  8. 8. Have a Staffing PlanHave a Staffing Plan06/17/13 8
  9. 9. Labor DashboardsLabor Dashboards• Total Annual Labor Cost• Total Annual FTE• FTE by position over time• Cost by Position over time• Post Construction MonitoringFTE Over Time06/17/13 9
  10. 10. Budget DashboardBudget DashboardLocal Permit Revenue / Permit Fee Revenue Less Labor Costs /Reserve for Future Monitoring06/17/13 10
  11. 11. Output Flows into BudgetOutput Flows into Budget06/17/13 11
  12. 12. Results of ProcessResults of Process06/17/13 12• Provided a basis for discussion among staff & officials• Enabled dialogue about staff requirements in “no hire”jurisdictions• Shed light on unforeseen costs and future staff needs• Able to plan for reserving fee revenues• Can serve as a tool that can educate community
  13. 13. Don’t be Afraid to Take RisksDon’t be Afraid to Take Risks• Berlin, MD• Salisbury, MD• Bowie, MD• Lancaster, PA• Scranton, PA• Hampton, VA• Shenandoah Valley, VA06/17/13 13
  14. 14. Public Engagement is EssentialPublic Engagement is Essential06/17/13 14
  15. 15. Timing is EverythingTiming is Everything06/17/13 15
  16. 16. Thank youThank you06/17/13Footer Text 16

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