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FISCAL YEAR 2013

FISCAL YEAR 2013
Operating Budget
January 30, 2012
Paul E. Cohen
Town Manager

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FISCAL YEAR 2013 Joint Meeting 01 30 2012 FISCAL YEAR 2013 Joint Meeting 01 30 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • January 30, 2012 Paul E. Cohen Town Manager 1
  • “It’s clearly a budget. It’sgot a lot of numbers in it.” President George W. Bush
  • Fiscal 2013 RECOGNIZING THE PASTMEETINGTOMORROW’SCHALLENGES 3
  • Sunny Meadow Farm 22.5 acres of agricultural land preserved withCommunity Preservation Funds with State contribution. 4
  • Pond Street Town Beach 1.82 acres of open space land preserved with Community Preservation funds with State contribution. 5
  • Center Town HallHistoric Restoration for use by non-profit Chelmsford Center for the Arts with Community Preservation funds with State contribution. 6
  • North Town Hall Historic Restoration for community center with Community Preservation funds with State contribution. 7
  • Community Housing CPC Funded Projects with State $: - Harding/Putman Street - Sheila Avenue - Highland Avenue 8
  • CHS Facade and Windows Energy Efficient Windows $1.8M with 50% MSBA Reimbursement 9
  • CHS Library Rehabilitation$270K Capital Budget Expenditure 10
  • CHS Language Lab $250K Capital Expenditure 11
  • CHS Stadium Bleachers $625K Capital Expenditure 12
  • McCarthy High School Gymnasium $125K Capital Expenditure 13
  • Byam Elementary School Roof $500K with 50% MSBA Reimbursement 14
  • DPW Facility on Alpha Road $5M Debt Exclusion to Purchase & RenovateVacant Warehouse Building - Phase 1 15
  • Additional and Repaired Sidewalks 2007: Smith Street (Steadman to Balsam), Boston Road (Mill Rd to Warren Ave) 2008: Boston Road (Warren Ave to Central Square), Central Square area improvements 2009: Wildes Road 2010: Boston Road (South Row School to Wildes/Roberts) 2011: Groton Road (Lowell 5 to Senior Center), Chelmsford Street (Central Sq to Fletcher St) 16
  • Chelmsford ForumNew Roof, Ice Surface & Boards, Scoreboard, and Resurfaced Parking Area funded by ice rink operating revenue 17
  • Katrina Road Brownfield Site RemediationRemediate Tax Foreclosure Property Environmental Contamination with EPA, DEP and MassDevelopment Funding Sources 18
  • Revised Master Plan 19
  • Updated Open Space and Recreation Plan 20
  • Updated Affordable Housing Master Plan 21
  • 1st Group of Green Communities 22
  • Solar Panel Installations & Energy Star Certifications Adams Library, Parker Middle School, CHS with GreenCommunities, Federal Stimulus, and Other Grant Funding 23
  • 1st to Adopt Electronic Voting At Town Meeting 24
  • Among 1st Communities to AchieveMunicipal Health Insurance Reform 25
  • 200 Additional Acres of LandPlaced into Permanent Conservation 2008 975 acres of protected open space 6.7% of the total land area in Town 2012 1,175 acres of protected open space 8.1% of the total land area in Town 26
  • Oak Hill Study$15,000 Community Preservation Funds Plan for future use of 66.37 acres 27
  • Public Safety ExcellencePolice Accreditation 2012 The Chelmsford Police Department received Accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission on January 26, 2012. Chelmsford is now one of only 39 Accredited Police Departments in the state. 28
  • Public Safety ExcellenceFire DepartmentHonored Firefighters Boston – December 21, 2010: Gov. Deval Patrick presents Chelmsford Firefighter Kevin OBrien, top photo, with the Massachusetts Firefighter of the Year Award today at Faneuil Hall. The governor also presented OBrien and Chelmsford Firefighters Daniel Manley, Daniel Corey, Michael Chiasson and Capt. Dan Funaro with the Meritorious Group Award for their bravery during a Gay Street fire in December 2009 29
  • MIIA Loss Control Award Chelmsford receives the Loss Control Award from Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association for FY 2010. MIIA is the Property and Casualty Insurance carrier for the Town of Chelmsford 30
  • Other AchievementsTransparent Website AwardsAward Winning Annual Town Report 31
  • Financial Reserves & Bond RatingFY07 Stabilization Fund Balance: $1.7MFY12 Stabilization Fund Balance: $7.9M2011: Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency affirmed the Town of Chelmsford’s AA- Bond Rating and advanced our outlook to positive. 32
  • Board of Selectmen Members Sam Chase Eric Dahlberg Bill Dalton George Dixon Philip Eliopoulos Matt Hanson Clare Jeannotte Jon Kurland Jim Lane Michael McCall Tom Newcomb Sean Scanlon Pat Wojtas 160% Turnover Rate in 5 Years 33
  • School Committee MembersJanet AskenburgNicholas DiSilvioKathy DuffettKevin PorterMichael RigneyAngelo TarantoW. Allen ThomasEvelyn ThorenChristina Walsh 80% Turnover in 5 Years 34
  • Planning Board MembersPamela ArmstrongColleen StansfieldSusan CarterNancy ArawayS. George ZaharoolisMichael RaisbeckRichard JohnsonRobert JoyceRichard McClureRobert MorseEdmond RouxAnn McGuiganJames Lane 85% Turnover Rate in 5 Years 35
  • Finance Committee Members Sasha Bonakdar Stratos Dukakis Mary Frantz William Fulton Dwight Haywood Clare Jeannotte Jon Kurland Timothy McIlvenna Roy Treible David Turocy Donald Van Dyne Vincent Villano 100% Turnover Rate in 5 Years 36
  • Community RecognitionMoney Magazine’s list of Best Places to Live ranks the Town of Chelmsford as the 28th best small town in the country. 37
  • Status of FY12 Budget Revenues Revenues through December amount to 52% of our $110M budget total Total Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Commitments unchanged from a year ago. Permit fees are up 37% ($115,379) from a year ago due to Stop & Shop and Lowell General Hospital construction projects. Property Tax collections remain solid. 38
  • Town of Chelmsford Receipts Year-To-Date December 31, 2011 Dec. Dec. FY11 FY12 % Ac tual Ac tual Budg e t Budg e t vs Y-T-D Y-T-D 2012 Ac tual I. Lo c al Re c e ipts$ 504,663 1. Motor Ve hicle Excis e $ 423,397 $ 4,125,000 10.3$ 256,343 2. P e na ltie s a nd Inte re s t on Ta xe s a nd Excis e s $ 249,172 $ 400,000 62.3$ 216,636 3. Me a l Ta x .75% $ 235,389 $ 397,725 59.2$ 253,582 4. Hote l/Rooms Ta x 2% $ 274,110 $ 412,725 66.4$ 161,045 5. Fe e s $ 166,158 $ 300,000 55.4$ 30,943 6. Re nta l Income $ 30,517 $ 65,000 46.9$ 225 7. De pa rtme nt Re ve nue s - S chools $ 30 $ 500 6.0$ 55,265 8. De pa rtme nt Re ve nue s - Ce me ta ry $ 69,570 $ 100,000 69.6$ 135,667 9. De pa rtme nt Re ve nue s - Othe r $ 128,468 $ 170,000 75.6$ 63,150 10. Alcoholic Lice ns e s $ 79,990 $ 90,000 88.9$ 23,908 11. Othe r Lice ns e s $ 34,313 $ 70,000 49.0$ 315,153 12. P e rmits $ 430,532 $ 600,000 71.8$ 69,838 13. Fine s a nd Forfe its $ 93,745 $ 190,000 49.3$ 121,880 14. Inte re s t Inve s tme nt $ 137,409 $ 250,000 55.0$ 126,674 15. Mis ce lla ne ous - Re curring $ 102,929 $ 541,000 19.0$ 22,269 16. Lowe ll Re giona l Tra ns porta tion $ 15,633 $ 39,550 39.5$ 804,915 17. Mis ce lla ne ous - Non Re curring $ 335,751 $ 248,500 135.1$ 3,162,154 S ubtota l $ 2,807,111 $ 8,000,000 35.1 II. Taxe s$ 37,254,887 1. Re a l Es ta te & P e rs ona l P rope rty $ 39,027,267 $ 78,965,974 49.4$ 529,523 2. Ta x Lie ns $ 319,556 $ - N/A$ 37,784,410 S ubtota l $ 39,346,823 $ 78,965,974 49.8 III. S tate Re imburs e me nt$ 7,409,553 S ubtota l $ 7,464,130 $ 14,852,028 50.3 IV. Othe r Financ e S o urc e s$ 2,650,177 S ubtota l $ 7,716,700 $ 7,716,700 100.0$ 51,006,294 To tal Re c e ipts $ 57,334,764 $ 109,534,702 52.3 39
  • Motor Vehicle Excise Tax January Commitment HistoryYear Commitment # Bills Average Bill2012 $3,154,624 30,670 $102.862011 $3,068,454 30,378 $101.012010 $3,007,370 30,281 $99.322009 $2,843,571* 27,847* $102.11*2008 $3,105,044 30,253 $102.64*The RMV erroneously omitted certain vehicle classes from Commitment 2009. 40
  • Status of FY12 Budget ExpendituresGenerally within budget funding levels – 53.5%expended through January.Monitoring Police and Fire Overtime - personnelon paid long-term injury leave.Unemployment benefit claims have reached$286K of the $200K budget through Decemberprimarily due to School Department custodianlayoffs.Snow & Ice – Expended $470,812 (41.17%) todate, including October snow storm cleanup. 41
  • FY 2012 STATUS REPORT Year-To-Date: January 31, 2012 FY12 Addl Town Re c a p Re c e ive d/ Orgina l Budge t Me e ting Vote s Budge t Expe nde d Unde r/(O ve r) P e rc e nta geExpenditures: Mu nic ipal Ad min . P e rs ona l S e rvic e s 1,500,527 8,366 1,508,893 842,560 666,334 55.8% E xpe ns e s 875,187 21,214 896,401 463,994 432,407 51.8% Tota l 2,375,714 29,580 0 2,405,294 1,306,554 1,098,741 54.3% P ub lic Ed uc atio n E xpe ns e s 46,185,662 46,185,662 20,856,171 25,329,491 45.2% Na s hoba Va lle y Te c h H 1,840,866 1,840,866 920,433 920,433 50.0% Tota l 48,026,528 0 0 48,026,528 21,776,604 26,249,924 45.3% Pu b lic S afe ty P e rs ona l S e rvic e s 9,207,372 115,587 9,322,959 5,393,241 3,929,718 57.8% E xpe ns e s 1,060,451 25,000 1,085,451 569,740 515,711 52.5% Tota l 10,267,823 140,587 0 10,408,410 5,962,982 4,445,429 57.3% P ub lic Wo rks P e rs ona l S e rvic e s 1,496,600 16,491 1,513,091 861,380 651,711 56.9% E xpe ns e s 2,985,053 2,985,053 1,593,932 1,391,121 53.4% S now & Ic e 1,143,500 1,143,500 470,812 672,688 41.2% Tota l 5,625,153 16,491 0 5,641,644 2,926,124 2,715,520 51.9% Mun ic ip al Fac ilitie s P e rs ona l S e rvic e s 610,353 10,019 620,372 340,841 279,531 54.9% E xpe ns e s 509,685 52,801 562,486 351,282 211,204 62.5% Tota l 1,120,038 62,820 0 1,182,858 692,123 490,735 58.5% Ce me te ry Co mmis s io n P e rs ona l S e rvic e s 244,612 1,965 246,577 130,949 115,628 53.1% E xpe ns e s 42,385 42,385 20,987 21,398 49.5% Tota l 286,997 1,965 0 288,962 151,937 137,025 52.6% Co mmun ity S e rv ic e s P e rs ona l S e rvic e s 494,435 3,664 498,099 281,826 216,273 56.6% E xpe ns e s 284,790 284,790 167,122 117,668 58.7% Tota l 779,225 3,664 0 782,889 448,948 333,941 57.3% Lib rary P e rs ona l S e rvic e s 1,159,372 14,512 1,173,884 672,836 501,048 57.3% E xpe ns e s 417,860 417,860 274,723 143,137 65.7% Tota l 1,577,232 14,512 0 1,591,744 947,559 644,185 59.5% Be n e fits & Ins u ran c e Tota l Budge t 18,216,236 18,216,236 13,834,011 4,382,225 75.9% Tota l 18,216,236 0 0 18,216,236 13,834,011 4,382,225 75.9% De b t & I te re s t n P rinc ipa l 9,473,179 -195,214 9,277,965 3,116,447 6,161,518 33.6% Inte re s t 3,762,871 3,762,871 2,203,497 1,559,374 58.6% Tota l 13,236,050 -195,214 0 13,040,836 5,319,943 7,720,893 40.8% To tal Ope rating 101,510,996 74,406 0 101,585,402 53,366,785 48,218,617 52.5% S tate As s e s s me nt & Ov e rlay S ta te As s e s s m e nts 1,768,122 33,958 1,802,080 596,316 1,205,764 33.1% O ve rla y Re s e rve 800,000 163,173 963,173 0 963,173 0.0% O ve rla y De fic it P rior Yr 24,702 24,702 0 24,702 Che rry S he e t Unde r As s e s s m e nts 121,882 10,074 131,956 0 131,956 0.0% - O ffs e t 0 0 0 Tota l S ta te As s e s s . & O ve rla y 2,690,004 0 231,907 2,921,911 596,316 2,325,595 20.4% Warran t Artic le s Fu nd 02 F ina nc e Com m Re s e rve Fnd 400,000 400,000 0 400,000 0.0% S ta biliza tion Fund 3,957,862 3,957,862 3,957,862 0 0.0% Colle c tive Ba rga ining Agre e m e nt 111,081 -111,081 0 0 0 E le c tronic Ta lly 10,000 10,000 10,000 0 100.0% O F S F /Ca s h S e we r S ta b 359,723 359,723 359,723 0 O F S F /Ca s h OP E B 269,901 269,901 269,901 0 S c hool E Ra te Re im b 20,000 9,900 29,900 1,474 28,426 4.9% S ubtota l 541,081 9,900 4,476,405 5,027,386 4,598,960 428,426 91.5% Inte r Fund Tra ns fe r 0 0 0 0.0% Tota l Wa rra nt Artic le s 541,081 9,900 4,476,405 5,027,386 4,598,960 428,426 91.5% P rior Ye a r La te Bills Grand To t al Exp e nd it ure s 0 104,742,081 0 84,306 4,708,312 0 109,534,702 0 58,562,061 0 50,972,638 0.0% 53.5% 42
  • Unemployment Claims CY 2010 CY 2011January $ 13,786 $ 12,128February $ 4,925 $ 11,782March $ 7,780 $ 13,214April $ 2,702 $ 5,300May $ 9,411 $ 16,845June $ 7,455 $ 11,938July $ 7,133 $ 25,857August $ 14,579 $ 57,560September $ 24,440 $ 55,319October $ 23,179 $ 52,620November $ 19,179 $ 50,561December $ 16,665 $ 44,184 Total: $151,234 $357,308 43
  • Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Priorities Education Public Safety Care of Senior Citizens Preservation of Municipal Facilities
  • $1,430,000 (3.10%) New Funding for Chelmsford Public Schools 45
  • Restoration of 2 Police Officers Address Neighborhood Traffic Safety Concerns 46
  • Fire Department Training Officer Firefighter and Public Safety & ISO Rating 47
  • Partnership with the Chelmsford Housing Authority to Enhance the Senior Center Additional Hours, Adult Day Care, Medical Care, & Fitness $500,000 Community Innovation Challenge Grant Application 48
  • Restoration of 2 Facilities Maintenance PositionsPreserve Investment in Buildings & Improve Field Conditions 49
  • Restoration of Sunday Hours at the Adams Library 50
  • Care of Public Shade Trees Beech Tree Planting Mrs. Emerson and her class plants the Purple Beech tree on the Chelmsford town common,1892. Tree Budget increased to $67,000. Become a Tree City USA.
  • $2.95M Capital Expenditure Plan FY2013 PROPOSED CAPITAL BUDGET Expenditur Department /Location Project e Information Technology Cat 6 Wiring DPW Facility $35,000 Fiber Run DPW Facility $100,000 Database Update Police & Fire $60,000 Virtual Environment Consolidation $40,000 Information Technology Subtotal $235,000 Police Automated License Plate Readers $40,000 Fire Digital Radio Upgrade $112,000 Public Safety Subtotal $152,000 Public Works Drainage Improvements $100,000 Sander Truck Replacement (1998) $180,000 Roadway Improvements $100,000 One Ton Dump Truck Replacement (2000) $45,000 6 Wheel Truck Cab & Chassis $160,000 Sidewalk Construction $220,000 Cemetery Pick up Truck Replacement $40,000 Public Works Subtotal $845,000 General Government Facilities Library – Upgrade Controllers $65,000 General Government Facilities Subtotal $65,000 General Government Vehicles Motor Pool Hybrid Vehicles $100,000 General Government Vehicles Subtotal $100,000 South Row School Plumbing $255,441 Parker Middle School Locker Room Renovation $42,000 Gymnasium Upgrade $119,000 McCarthy Middle School Parking Lot, Curbs and Sidewalks $70,000 Locker Room Renovation $52,000 High School Gymnasium Upgrade $305,000 Stadium Lights $55,000 Renovate Locker & Team Rooms $95,000 School Facilities Subtotal $1,158,441 School -Technology Thin Clients $107,890 21st Century Classroom (incl. whiteboards) $75,000 Wireless Initiative $90,000 One to One Computing $85,000 POE Switches/ VOIP Phones $108,000 School Technology Subtotal $555,890 CAPITAL PROJECTS TOTAL $2,946,331 52
  • $1M Capital Investment inSchool Department FacilitiesCHS Gymnasium & Locker RoomRenovationParker Middle School Gymnasium &Locker Room RenovationSouth Row School PlumbingRenovations 53
  • $556K Investment in School Department TechnologyThin Client Computers21st Century ClassroomWireless InitiativeOne to One Computing VOIP Phones 54
  • Public Safety Capital Investment Public Safety Database Upgrade Fire Department Digital Portable Radios Police Department Automated License Plate Readers 55
  • $3.6M Investment in 5 PublicSchools’ Ventilation Systems 56
  • New Center Fire Headquarters Debt Service for $7.5M Fire Department Headquarters funded without a Proposition 2 ½ Debt Exclusion 57
  • FY13 Revenue SourcesProperty TaxesState AidLocal ReceiptsAvailable Funds 58
  • Property Tax FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 Actual Actual Actual Actual Actual EstimatedBase Levy 59,882,048 62,458,272 64,896,085 67,396,899 70,009,328 72,684,9162 1/2% Increase 1,497,051 1,561,457 1,622,402 1,684,922 1,750,233 1,817,123New Growth 1,079,173 876,356 878,412 927,507 925,355 975,000Total Base Levy 62,458,272 64,896,085 67,396,899 70,009,328 72,684,916 75,477,039Annual Increase 2,576,224 2,437,813 2,500,814 2,612,429 2,675,588 2,792,123 Total available new revenue from property tax is $2,792,123.
  • Average Single Family Property Tax BillFiscal Average Tax Family State Year Value Rate Tax Bill Rank2002 234,264 15.84 3,711 632003 280,991 14.05 3,948 612004 320,799 13.13 4,212 602005 331,102 13.49 4,467 632006 357,329 13.12 4,688 632007 396,327 12.53 4,966 612008 378,123 13.50 5,105 622009 360,280 14.07 5,069 732010 347,659 15.15 5,267 672011 324,573 16.72 5,427 702012 323,234 17.49 5,653 70 5-year est. increase = $687 (13.83%) Chelmsford’s state-wide rank has improved.
  • Property Tax Increase AnalysisA compounded 2.5% increase in the FY07$4,966 average single-family property taxbill over the past 5 fiscal years would equal$5,618 in FY12.This amount is only $35 less than the actualFY12 single-family bill of $5,653.
  • Property Tax AllocationFiscal Residential CommercialYear % of Tax Levy % of Tax Levy2007 82.5% 17.6%2008 81.5% 18.5%2009 80.5% 19.5%2010 80.4% 19.6%2011 80.0% 20.0%2012 80.5% 19.6%
  • Excluded Debt ServiceFY08: $8,396,816FY09: $6,464,744FY10: $6,163,016FY11: $6,393,028FY12: $6,295,643FY13: $5,720,668
  • Excluded Debt ServiceThe decrease of $574,975 in excludeddebt for FY13 will offset 31% of the$1,817,123 allowed 2 ½% increase inthe base property tax levy.
  • State Aid FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 ACTUAL ACTUAL ACTUAL ACTUAL ACTUAL ProposedChapter 70 8,365,004 8,440,095 9,243,365 9,828,091 9,880,853 9,880,853Charter Tuition Reimb. 534,084 361,911 469,836 356,111 191,775 165,726School Lunch 17,554 17,845 20,201 14,482 16,208 15,726School Choice Tuition 15,000 75,074 114,224Lottery 3,781,598 3,413,096Additional Assistance 2,535,342 2,288,283Gen. Government Aid 4,471,873 4,292,998 3,982,596 3,982,596Police Career Incentive 191,438 183,002 35,589 17,786 0 0Veterans Benefits 25,030 57,598 51,553 68,099 74,543 93,268Exemptions: Vets, Blind & S. Spouse 106,580 155,128 156,662 195,794 205,707 204,504Exemptions: Elderly 40,704 40,672State Owned Land 17,789 19,073 17,183 5,198 5,383 5,385Libraries 54,962 58,134 43,169 43,734 40,674 41,174 Total 15,670,085 15,034,837 14,509,431 14,837,293 14,472,813 14,503,456 Proj. Change: FY13 v. FY12 $30,643 State Aid has decreased by $1,166,629 (7.45%) during the past 5 years.
  • Local Receipts FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 ACTUAL ACTUAL ACTUAL ACTUAL BUDGET ESTIMATEDMotor Vehicle Excise 4,323,425 4,151,866 3,891,862 4,118,411 4,125,000 4,175,000Interest on Late Taxes 266,153 276,443 409,608 511,944 400,000 400,000Payments in Lieu of Taxes 40,000 40,600 41,000 42,025Meals Tax - Local 225,714 453,533 397,725 475,000Fees 250,114 222,517 293,006 305,740 300,000 300,000Rental Income 98,384 72,865 67,859 66,433 65,000 65,000Dept Revenue - Schools 1,833 7,236 8,387 585 500 500Dept Revenue - Cemetery 96,860 104,240 102,070 121,890 100,000 125,000Dept Revenue - Other 146,073 181,653 174,367 236,489 170,000 185,000Alcohol Licenses 84,582 94,741 91,395 96,190 90,000 95,000Other Licenses 48,647 86,900 71,213 65,950 70,000 70,000Permits 567,042 488,493 600,806 620,122 600,000 650,000Fines & Forfeits 247,939 219,301 192,729 208,494 190,000 210,000Interest on Investments 813,308 515,184 369,985 259,232 250,000 260,000Miscellaneous Recurring 480,034 635,311 737,113 545,363 500,000 259,000Hotel Tax 330,137 331,279 360,583 436,694 412,725 450,000LRTA 35,954 38,364 33,933 38,523 39,550 39,550Misc. Non-Recurring 333,260 354,291 442,895 812,690 248,500 321,327 Total 8,123,745 7,780,684 8,113,525 8,938,883 8,000,000 8,122,402 Change FY13 v. FY12: 122,402 1.51%
  • Available Funds ChangeWetlands Protection Act Funding: $6,000 $0Sewer Betterments: $2,431,373 ($7,809)Center School Construction Reimbursement: $379,215 $0Sewer User Fees (offset): $482,709* ($5,528)Childcare Revolving Fund: $125,006* $7,076Insurance Recovery: $0 ($52,801)*6% projected increase for health insurance premiums => FY13 Estimated Total Change of ($59,062)
  • FY13 Revenue IncreaseProperty Tax: $2,231,733State Aid Receipts: $30,643Local Receipts: $122,402Available Funds: ($59,062) Total: $2,325,716
  • FY13 Expenditure Increases Budget proposal amounts to $2,325,716 increase (2.22%) %Chg. General Government: $ 161,966 6.7% Chelmsford Public Schools: $1,430,000 3.1% Nashoba Valley Tech: $ 200,000 10.9% Public Safety: $ 420,191 4.0% Public Works: $ 264,943 4.7% Municipal Facilities: $ 76,195 6.4% Cemetery Commission: $ 7,999 2.8% Community Services: $ 82,443 10.5% Library: $ 68,232 4.3% Benefits & Insurance: $ (617,458) - 3.4% Debt Service: $ 334,514 2.6% State Assessments & Overlay: $ (88,468) -3.0% Misc. Warrant Articles: $ (14,840) -3.6% Total: $ 2,325,716
  • FY13 Budget Points of Interest• Funding for the Chelmsford Public Schools increases by $1.43M (3.10%), while foundation enrollment declines by 95 students (-1.8%) to 5,226.• Chelmsford’s foundation enrollment at Nashoba Valley Technical High School increases by 11 students (8.27%) to 144. Chelmsford represents 24.78% of the foundation enrollment, which is an increase from 23.50%.• Solid Waste disposal costs increase by $51,000 (6.33%) and solid waste collection costs increase by $27,523 (2.18%).• Veterans Benefits increases by $45,000 (53%) to $130,000.• Middlesex County Retirement Board assessment increases by $249,904 (4.42%) to $5.9M.• Employee and retiree health insurance funding decreases by $842,362, which is a 7.70% reduction due to municipal health insurance reform.• Non-Excluded Debt Service budget with proposed FY13 capital expenditure plan increases by $270,676 (6.27%).
  • 5 Fiscal Year Revenue Comparison FY08 FY13Property Tax $70,855,088 (72.20%) $81,197,707 (75.71%)State Aid $15,670,085 (15.97%) $14,503,456 (13.52%)Local Receipts $8,123,745 (8.28%) $8,122,402 (7.57%)Available Funds $3,488,571 (3.55%) $3,424,303 (3.19%) Total $98,137,489 $107,247,868Chapter 70 funding: $8,365,004 in FY08; $9,880,853 in FY13; increase of $1,515,849 (18.12%);Gen Govt. Aid: $6,316,940 in FY08; $3,982,596 in FY13; decrease of $2,334,344 (36.95%)
  • 5 Fiscal Year Expenditure Comparison FY08 FY13 $ Change %ChangeMunicipal Admin. $2.18M $2.57M $.39M 17.89%Chelmsford Schools $42.84M $47.62M $4.78M 11.16%Nashoba Tech $1.40M $2.04M $.64M 45.71%Public Safety $9.74M $10.83M $1.09M 11.19%DPW $5.84M $5.91M $.07M 1.20%Munic. Facilities $1.14M $1.26M $.12M 10.53%Cemetery $.28M $.30M $.02M 7.14%Community Services $.74M $.87M $.13M 17.57%Library $1.58M $1.66M $.08M 5.06%Benefits & Insurance $15.47M $17.60M $2.13M 13.77%Debt Service $11.84M $13.38M $1.54M 13.01%State Amts/Overlay $1.93M $2.83M $.90M 46.63% Staffing levels remain over 90 positions (9.5%) below five years ago.
  • Thank You“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” President Theodore Roosevelt