City Council July 19, 2011 Finance Presentation

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  • 1. Budget DiscussionJuly 19, 2011
  • 2. Calendar
  • 3. General Fund UpdateRemaining Funds 1,761,013Salary Increase (incl. ben.) -920,000Health insurance increase 0Property Tax Rate Decrease -335,000Capital Expenditures -500,000Other 0Remaining Funds 6,013
  • 4. Franchise Fees & Transfers Financial Impact Implement FY12Electric 0 Pending legal reviewGas 0 Pending legal reviewCable 0 Pending legal reviewWater 192,410 YesWastewater 115,560 YesRefuse Collection 0 Pending legal reviewLandfill Rates 410,000 Yes Total 717,970
  • 5. General Fund UpdateRemaining Funds 1,761,013Franchise fees & Landfill rate 717,970Salary Increase (incl. ben.) -920,000Health insurance increase 0Property Tax Rate Decrease -335,000Capital Expenditures -500,000Add’l Property Tax Rate Decrease -720,000Remaining Funds 3,983
  • 6. Lower Property Tax RateProperty Tax Rate Decrease -335,000Add’l Property Tax Rate Decrease -720,000Estimated Property Tax Impact -1,055,000Approximate Reduction on Property Tax Rate 3.15¢
  • 7. Planning Fees• Impact to the General Fund of $40,000• Included in the draft budget• Details from AJ
  • 8. Cost-of- Current Cost Proposed Cost Application Type Service Current Fee Proposed Fee Recovery Recovery (Direct)Administrative Plats $403.87 $25.00 6.19% $400.00 99.04%Amendments to Cases $447.38 $0.00 0.00% $450.00 100.59%Appeals $248.49 $50.00 20.12% $250.00 100.61%Conditional Uses $399.01 $181 - $431 38% - 92% $400.00 100.25%Final Plat Approvals $445.99 $60 - $287.50 14% - 67% $450.00 100.90%Non-Conforming Use Expansion $262.00 $62.50 23.85% $265.00 101.15%Planned Development District $653.60 $181 - $431 28% - 67% $645.00 98.68%Preliminary Plat Approvals $495.40 $60 - $287.50 16% - 78% $500.00 100.93%ROW Abandonments $546.47 $318.00 58.19% $550.00 100.65%Street Name Changes $378.12 $37.50 9.92% $380.00 100.50%Special Uses $445.17 $181 - $431 39% - 94% $450.00 101.08%Sign Variances $274.22 $62.50 22.79% $275.00 100.28%Temporary Permits $195.55 $37.50 19.18% $200.00 102.28%Variances $346.63 $100.00 28.85% $350.00 100.97%Zone Changes $615.01 $181 - $431 33% - 80% $615.00 100.00% TOTALS $6,156.91 $693.00 $6,180.00
  • 9. City Council Budget• Process for other budgets • Met with budget committee • Examined services provided • Reviewed detail justifications• Budget committee recommended City Council have the opportunity to review their own budget • Staff can provide detail
  • 10. Capital Project Funding• $1,170,954 available in proposed budget• $500,000 additional allocated by City Council at June 28th meeting
  • 11. Other Budget ReviewsPurchasing Research uniform cleaning servicePurchasing Research standardization policyPlanning Present new fee structureParks Remove playground equipment, mow less frequentlyRecreation Present revenue, expense and cost per participant for youth, adult and senior programsHealth Admin Reorg implemented to better utilize grantsPolice Minimize overtime by using Wednesday activity daysStormwater Research procedure for tree trimmingCustomer Implemented changes in manpower, cross trainingSvc and standard operating procedures
  • 12. Other Budget ReviewsWater Research charging staff time and o&m to capitalEngineering projectsWater Drought level 1 increases workloadConservationTwin Buttes Need $1 million for Lake Nasworthy dam gateLake Installing pipe rail fencing will reduce illegalOperations dumpingWater Research certification payProductionWater Research harder pricing on carbon filtersProduction
  • 13. Other Budget ReviewsWater Quality Lab Discuss impact of Hickory supply project to operating budgetWater Distribution Demonstrate valve operating rig for City CouncilWater Distribution Implemented more efficient routes, crew, planning and vehicle replacementWater Distribution Cross-training program unsuccessful due to attritionWater Distribution Upgrade laptops to process work orders in fieldWater Distribution Work with TCEQ to conduct training locallyWater Distribution Better inventory controlWater Distribution Address employee turnover
  • 14. Other Budget ReviewsUtility Propose solution for sewer grinders at lake lotsMaintenanceUtility Employee retentionMaintenanceUtility Standardized equipmentMaintenanceWastewater Cross train with Water Distribution, Spread on-callCollection duty across both divisionsVehicle Need to find funds for equipment replacementMaintenanceVehicle Look at managed competitionMaintenance
  • 15. Other Budget ReviewsHealth Insurance Bid out and reinstate employee assistance programWorkers Comp Fund safety cameras for vehiclesCivic Events Research credit card fee city wideFort Concho Relieve General Fund by using Hotel Occupancy Tax for eligible divisionsCemetery Research selling steel vaults
  • 16. Calendar