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FY15 Proposed Budget Overview

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  • 1. City of CollegeCity of College StationStation FY 2014-2015FY 2014-2015 Proposed Budget OverviewProposed Budget Overview August 14, 2014August 14, 2014 11
  • 2. Key Points Influencing BudgetKey Points Influencing Budget Meeting needs of citizens and visitors as theMeeting needs of citizens and visitors as the city moves through a period of growthcity moves through a period of growth Higher education growthHigher education growth – Texas A&M University enrollment projected at over 59,000Texas A&M University enrollment projected at over 59,000 – Blinn College experiencing enrollment increasesBlinn College experiencing enrollment increases Expansion of Kyle Field will bring in additionalExpansion of Kyle Field will bring in additional visitorsvisitors 22
  • 3. Key Points Influencing BudgetKey Points Influencing Budget Bio Corridor continues to grow and expandBio Corridor continues to grow and expand Healthcare sector of the economy continues toHealthcare sector of the economy continues to growgrow Continued residential and commercialContinued residential and commercial development throughout the Citydevelopment throughout the City 33
  • 4. How are we addressing thisHow are we addressing this growth?growth? Providing additional Police, Fire andProviding additional Police, Fire and Emergency Medical ServicesEmergency Medical Services Increasing resources in Code Enforcement toIncreasing resources in Code Enforcement to preserve neighborhood integritypreserve neighborhood integrity Maintaining existing infrastructure includingMaintaining existing infrastructure including streets and transportation systems, utilities,streets and transportation systems, utilities, parks and recreation facilities and other cityparks and recreation facilities and other city facilitiesfacilities 44
  • 5. How are we addressing thisHow are we addressing this growth?growth? Expanding infrastructure to meet serviceExpanding infrastructure to meet service demands that accompany growth.demands that accompany growth. Attracting and retaining a well-qualifiedAttracting and retaining a well-qualified workforce to ensure excellence in service isworkforce to ensure excellence in service is provided.provided. 55
  • 6. FY 2014-2015 Proposed BudgetFY 2014-2015 Proposed Budget Operations & Maintenance $218,885,807Operations & Maintenance $218,885,807 Total CapitalTotal Capital $34,155,710$34,155,710 Total Proposed Net BudgetTotal Proposed Net Budget $253,041,517$253,041,517 66
  • 7. Mission StatementMission Statement On behalf of the citizens of CollegeOn behalf of the citizens of College Station, home of Texas A&M University,Station, home of Texas A&M University, we will continue to promote andwe will continue to promote and advance the community’s quality ofadvance the community’s quality of life.life. 77
  • 8. Council Strategic InitiativesCouncil Strategic Initiatives Good GovernanceGood Governance Financially Sustainable CityFinancially Sustainable City Core Services and InfrastructureCore Services and Infrastructure Neighborhood IntegrityNeighborhood Integrity Diverse Growing EconomyDiverse Growing Economy Improving MobilityImproving Mobility Sustainable CitySustainable City 88
  • 9. Economic ConditionsEconomic Conditions Sales TaxSales Tax – Sales tax revenues continue to be positiveSales tax revenues continue to be positive – FY 14 sales tax projected to be higher thanFY 14 sales tax projected to be higher than forecastforecast Original Budget $23.5 millionOriginal Budget $23.5 million Revised forecast $24.6 millionRevised forecast $24.6 million – FY 15 growth rate is projected to be 3%FY 15 growth rate is projected to be 3% $25.3 million$25.3 million Stronger economyStronger economy 99
  • 10. Property Values and Tax RateProperty Values and Tax Rate Property ValuesProperty Values – Certified values $6,561,741,569Certified values $6,561,741,569 – Increase of 5.3%Increase of 5.3% – New value is $215,166,820New value is $215,166,820 1010
  • 11. Property Values and Tax Rate Effective Tax is 41.4996 centsEffective Tax is 41.4996 cents Rollback Tax Rate is 45.2987 centsRollback Tax Rate is 45.2987 cents Proposed tax rate is 45.25 cents.Proposed tax rate is 45.25 cents. – Increase of 2.6542 centsIncrease of 2.6542 cents – Provides an additional $1.6 millionProvides an additional $1.6 million – Current tax rate is 42.5958 cents.Current tax rate is 42.5958 cents. 1111
  • 12. Provide funding for:Provide funding for: Debt ServiceDebt Service Operations and MaintenanceOperations and Maintenance Proposed Property Tax RateProposed Property Tax Rate 1212 Approved FY 14 Change Proposed FY 15 Debt Service 19.3053 0.0000 19.3053 General Fund 23.2905 2.6542 25.9447 Total 42.5958 2.6542 45.2500
  • 13. Additional Resources FundAdditional Resources Fund – Public Safety/PolicePublic Safety/Police 0.6 cents for additional personnel and0.6 cents for additional personnel and equipment for the Police department.equipment for the Police department. – Public Safety/FirePublic Safety/Fire 0.9 cents for additional personnel for0.9 cents for additional personnel for EMS/Safety Officer program and first 5EMS/Safety Officer program and first 5 firefighters for new ladder truck.firefighters for new ladder truck. – Transportation/MobilityTransportation/Mobility 1.1 cents additional funds for street1.1 cents additional funds for street maintenance and repair and initial funds formaintenance and repair and initial funds for new intelligent transportation systemnew intelligent transportation system 1313
  • 14. What has been done toWhat has been done to reduce costs?reduce costs? Previous Budget reductionsPrevious Budget reductions – $7.6 million over the last several years$7.6 million over the last several years – Positions eliminated in FY 09 – FY 13Positions eliminated in FY 09 – FY 13 Shifted ResourcesShifted Resources – Increased public safety by 48 positions fromIncreased public safety by 48 positions from FY 09 – FY 14FY 09 – FY 14 Additional Organization ChangesAdditional Organization Changes 1414
  • 15. Competitive and SustainableCompetitive and Sustainable Pay and BenefitsPay and Benefits Attract and retain well-qualified workforce in aAttract and retain well-qualified workforce in a competitive employment environment.competitive employment environment. Pay PlanPay Plan – 3.5% Performance Pay Plan Pool in proposed Budget3.5% Performance Pay Plan Pool in proposed Budget – Continue Police Step Plan, Fire and Electric PlansContinue Police Step Plan, Fire and Electric Plans – Increase pay scale for sworn Police positionsIncrease pay scale for sworn Police positions BenefitsBenefits – Maintain Health InsuranceMaintain Health Insurance – Maintain Retirement - TMRSMaintain Retirement - TMRS 1515
  • 16. Key Priority Service LevelsKey Priority Service Levels PolicePolice – Additional Police positionsAdditional Police positions 2 Traffic Officers2 Traffic Officers 1 Animal Control Officer1 Animal Control Officer 3 support positions3 support positions – Additional vehicles and equipmentAdditional vehicles and equipment 3 patrol vehicles, 2 motorcycles, 10 tasers3 patrol vehicles, 2 motorcycles, 10 tasers FireFire – Additional Fire positionsAdditional Fire positions Initial staffing of 5 positions for future ladder truckInitial staffing of 5 positions for future ladder truck 2 positions to complete EMS/Safety program2 positions to complete EMS/Safety program – Ambulance equipment replacementAmbulance equipment replacement Stretchers, heart monitorsStretchers, heart monitors 1616
  • 17. Key Priority Service LevelsKey Priority Service Levels Public WorksPublic Works – Street and Drainage MaintenanceStreet and Drainage Maintenance Additional street repair fundsAdditional street repair funds Pothole Program positionPothole Program position Herbicide Program positionHerbicide Program position – TrafficTraffic ITS Master Plan implementationITS Master Plan implementation – FacilitiesFacilities Corrective maintenance for facilitiesCorrective maintenance for facilities Additional positionAdditional position 1717
  • 18. Key Priority Service LevelsKey Priority Service Levels Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation – Equipment purchasesEquipment purchases – Playground Equipment/SurfacingPlayground Equipment/Surfacing – Pavilion repairsPavilion repairs – Irrigation SpecialistIrrigation Specialist – Tourism related additions (HOT funded)Tourism related additions (HOT funded) 1818
  • 19. Key Priority Service LevelsKey Priority Service Levels Planning and Development ServicesPlanning and Development Services – Resources for neighborhood plan implementationResources for neighborhood plan implementation Community ServicesCommunity Services – Additional Code Enforcement resources added inAdditional Code Enforcement resources added in recent budget amendmentrecent budget amendment 0.5 Code Enforcement Officer0.5 Code Enforcement Officer 1 Community Services Staff Assistant1 Community Services Staff Assistant 1919
  • 20. Key Priority Service LevelsKey Priority Service Levels Electric UtilityElectric Utility – Technician position salary increasesTechnician position salary increases – Engineer position and GIS TechnicianEngineer position and GIS Technician – Safety equipmentSafety equipment – Transmission right of way maintenanceTransmission right of way maintenance Water ServicesWater Services – 2 Field Operator positions2 Field Operator positions – Equipment additions and rehabilitationEquipment additions and rehabilitation – Wastewater MasterplanWastewater Masterplan – Safety improvementsSafety improvements 2020
  • 21. Capital BudgetCapital Budget Streets and TransportationStreets and Transportation Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation TechnologyTechnology Utility ProjectsUtility Projects – Electric, Water, Wastewater, DrainageElectric, Water, Wastewater, Drainage 2121
  • 22. Financial ForecastFinancial Forecast What does the optimally funded City look like?What does the optimally funded City look like? Impact of growthImpact of growth Need to maintain existing infrastructureNeed to maintain existing infrastructure Show future impact of current decisionsShow future impact of current decisions Fiscal and budgetary policiesFiscal and budgetary policies Revenue and expenditure assumptionsRevenue and expenditure assumptions 2222
  • 23. Budget Decision PointsBudget Decision Points Service level increases to address growthService level increases to address growth and maintenance needsand maintenance needs – Attract and retain well qualified work-forceAttract and retain well qualified work-force – Public SafetyPublic Safety – Streets and TransportationStreets and Transportation – Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation – Code EnforcementCode Enforcement – UtilitiesUtilities 2323
  • 24. Budget Decision PointsBudget Decision Points Proposed Tax Rate of 45.25 centsProposed Tax Rate of 45.25 cents – Provides funding for key priorities to keep up with theProvides funding for key priorities to keep up with the growth the City is experiencinggrowth the City is experiencing No Electric, water, wastewater or drainage rateNo Electric, water, wastewater or drainage rate increaseincrease Commercial Sanitation Rate IncreaseCommercial Sanitation Rate Increase 2424
  • 25. CalendarCalendar  Thursday August 14 – Present Proposed BudgetThursday August 14 – Present Proposed Budget  Monday August 18 - Budget Workshop #1Monday August 18 - Budget Workshop #1  Citywide Budget IssuesCitywide Budget Issues  General FundGeneral Fund  General Government Capital ProjectsGeneral Government Capital Projects  Tuesday August 19 - Budget Workshop #2Tuesday August 19 - Budget Workshop #2  Enterprise (Utility) FundsEnterprise (Utility) Funds  Electric, Water, Wastewater, Sanitation, Drainage, Northgate ParkingElectric, Water, Wastewater, Sanitation, Drainage, Northgate Parking 2525
  • 26. CalendarCalendar  Wednesday August 20 - Budget Workshop #3Wednesday August 20 - Budget Workshop #3  Outside AgenciesOutside Agencies  Other Governmental FundsOther Governmental Funds  Special Revenue FundsSpecial Revenue Funds  Internal Service FundsInternal Service Funds  Discuss Tax RateDiscuss Tax Rate  Thursday August 21 - Budget Workshop #4Thursday August 21 - Budget Workshop #4  If NeededIf Needed 2626
  • 27. CalendarCalendar  Wednesday September 3Wednesday September 3  Public Hearing on Tax Rate #1Public Hearing on Tax Rate #1  Thursday September 11Thursday September 11  Public Hearing on BudgetPublic Hearing on Budget  Public Hearing on Tax Rate #2Public Hearing on Tax Rate #2  Monday September 22Monday September 22  Adopt Budget and Tax RateAdopt Budget and Tax Rate 2727
  • 28. Council DiscussionCouncil Discussion 2828

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