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2010 City Of Bethlehem Finance And Budget Presentation 2010 City Of Bethlehem Finance And Budget Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • The Eleventh Annual Business Leaders Breakfast is brought to us by With thanks to our sponsor for this event The Philadelphia Trust Company Prosser Auditorium Moravian College November 5, 2009 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • 2010 CITY OF BETHLEHEM Finance & Budget Presentation Eleventh Annual Business Leaders Breakfast Honorable John B. Callahan, Mayor Prosser Auditorium Moravian College November 5, 2009
  • 2010 Budget Expenses Purchased Services 13.3% $71,620,000 Personnel Services 71% Debt Service 12.1% Materials & Supplies 2.3% General & Civic Expenses 1.8% Equipment 0.5% 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation View slide
  • 2010 Budget Revenues Grants & Gifts 12% General Fund Charges Act 511 Taxes 11% 16% Departmental Earnings 9% $71,620,000 Licenses & Permits 3% Returns & Allowances Municipal Recreation 19% 1% Magistrate Fines 1% Real Estate Taxes 28% 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation View slide
  • Significant Costs 2009 to 2010 Medical Benefits Cost Increase $8,669,000 • Personnel Services $10,000,000 5.5% increase $7,142,000 $9,000,000 $6,646,000 ($1,914,000 all wages) $8,000,000 $5,641,000 $7,000,000 • Medical Benefits $6,000,000 $3,650,000 21.4% increase $5,000,000 ($1,600,000) $4,000,000 $2,350,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 1995 2000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Real Estate Assessed Valuations 1994 $1,352,800,000 $1,405,000,000 1999 $1,299,591,050 2000 $1,287,767,400 $1,385,000,000 2001 $1,284,448,000 2002 $1,292,574,250 2003 $1,304,023,500 $1,365,000,000 2004 $1,311,920,000 2005 $1,325,948,800 2006 $1,345,500,300 $1,345,000,000 2007 $1,357,423,650 2008 $1,371,037,300 2009 $1,382,759,100 $1,325,000,000 2010 $1,387,549,400 $1,305,000,000 $1,285,000,000 1994 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Prior Year Tax Revenues YEAR YEAR EARNED INCOME TAX EARNED INCOME TAX 2000 2000 $5,863,446 $5,863,446 2001 2001 $6,289,262 $6,289,262 2002 2002 $5,989,718 $5,989,718 2003 2003 $6,483,983 $6,483,983 2004 2004 $6,146,676 $6,146,676 2005 2005 $4,949,706 $4,949,706 2006 2006 $5,807,174 $5,807,174 2007 2007 $6,321,132 $6,321,132 2008 2008 $6,615,490 $6,615,490 2009 2009 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 2010 2010 $6,900,000 $6,900,000 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Prior Year Tax Revenues YEAR YEAR BUSINESS PRIVILEGE BUSINESS PRIVILEGE MERCANTILE TAX MERCANTILE TAX 2000 2000 $ 884,394 $ 884,394 2001 2001 $1,044,798 $1,044,798 2002 2002 $1,061,927 $1,061,927 2003 2003 $1,136,504 $1,136,504 2004 2004 $1,142,608 $1,142,608 2005 2005 $1,262,978 $1,262,978 2006 2006 $1,407,702 $1,407,702 2007 2007 $1,511,548 $1,511,548 2008 2008 $1,660,000 $1,660,000 2009 2009 $1,775,000 $1,775,000 2010 2010 $1,900,000 $1,900,000 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Goals of Casino Host Fees: •• Invest in public safety to ensure no Invest in public safety to ensure no negative affect from gaming negative affect from gaming •• Stabilize city finances Stabilize city finances •• Invest in our existing business districts Invest in our existing business districts and marketing all of Bethlehem and marketing all of Bethlehem •• Reduce taxes – return a financial benefit Reduce taxes – return a financial benefit to all of our taxpayers to all of our taxpayers 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Public Safety 35,000,000 44% 30,000,000 43% 25,000,000 42% % of Total GF Expenses Public Safety Expenses 20,000,000 41% 15,000,000 40% 10,000,000 5,000,000 39% 0 38% 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Increased Manpower •• We hired more officers in the past 5 years We hired more officers in the past 5 years than we had in the previous 20 years. than we had in the previous 20 years. •• Platoons now have 24 officers and 4 Platoons now have 24 officers and 4 supervisors, compared with 14 officers supervisors, compared with 14 officers and 3 supervisors. and 3 supervisors. •• This is the greatest manpower increase in This is the greatest manpower increase in the history of the Bethlehem Police the history of the Bethlehem Police Department. Department. 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Police Staffing Increases 1984-2010 1984–2004 Since 2004, the number Since 2004, the number 162 165 of police officers has of police officers has 12 Police increased by 12.5% increased by 12.5% Officers added 155 144 2004–2010 145 18 Police Officers added 135 (Officers added to Patrol for the first 125 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 2010 time in 20 years) 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Police Master Plan •• Focus -- to get officers working in the community Focus to get officers working in the community – responsibility – responsibility – accountability – accountability •• Work with block watches and citizens in the Work with block watches and citizens in the neighborhoods most affected by crime. neighborhoods most affected by crime. •• Validated by APD’s action in studying Lowell, MA Validated by APD’s action in studying Lowell, MA and then restructuring to what we already have. and then restructuring to what we already have. 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Police Substations •• Major Substations Major Substations – Center City – 735 Linden St. – Center City – 735 Linden St. – Southcentral – 705 East Fourth Street – Southcentral – 705 East Fourth Street – Northwest – 434 West Broad Street – Northwest – 434 West Broad Street – Southwest – 520 Broadway – Southwest – 520 Broadway •• Bethlehem Housing Authority Bethlehem Housing Authority – Lynfield – 1889 Lynfield Drive – Lynfield – 1889 Lynfield Drive – Parkridge – 1926 Brookside Drive – Parkridge – 1926 Brookside Drive – Northeast – 1121 Marvine Street – Northeast – 1121 Marvine Street 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • New Equipment and Technology •• New CAD and RMS software New CAD and RMS software •• In Car Digital Cameras In Car Digital Cameras •• AVL, Automatic Vehicle Locator AVL, Automatic Vehicle Locator – Assist in locating officers and dispatching by their – Assist in locating officers and dispatching by their geographic locations geographic locations – Cut down on response time – Cut down on response time – Increase officer safety – Increase officer safety •• Replacement of half of the patrol fleet Replacement of half of the patrol fleet •• $5 Million Radio upgrade to digital and simulcast -- $5 Million Radio upgrade to digital and simulcast every officer will receive new and advanced radios every officer will receive new and advanced radios 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Ongoing Efforts •• New surveillance camera system is being New surveillance camera system is being deployed in neighborhoods deployed in neighborhoods •• Tasers Tasers – Police officer and suspect protection – Police officer and suspect protection •• New mobile emergency operations center New mobile emergency operations center •• Ongoing software development Ongoing software development – Increase efficiency – Increase efficiency – Increase safety – Increase safety 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Mounted Police Unit 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Cuu rent ty rrrenl ly Public Safety - Police C rgoinng g n uunddergoi tionn e redita o ccreditati e-ac rre-ac cesss s ro pproce 11of 99departments out of the 1200 of departments out of the 1200 11of 48 out of the 1200 police of 48 out of the 1200 police police departments in the state to police departments in the state to departments in the state to departments in the state to receive CALEA accreditation receive CALEA accreditation receive PLEAC accreditation receive PLEAC accreditation 11of 99departments in the state with both accreditations. of departments in the state with both accreditations. Excluding the State Police, Bethlehem is the largest Excluding the State Police, Bethlehem is the largest department in the state to achieve both accreditations. department in the state to achieve both accreditations. 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Violent Crime Reported Offenses 2006-2008 2006 vs. 2007 2007 vs. 2008 Total Violent Crime Total Violent Crime Total Violent Crime Total Violent Crime 2,600 250 2,600 250 2,550 245 2,550 In 2007 245 In 2007 In 2008 2,500 Total Violent Crime In 2008 2,500 Total Violent Crime 240 Total Violent Crime was down by 240 Total Violent Crime was down by 2,450 was down by was down by 2,450 8% from 2006 235 8% from 2007 8% from 2006 235 8% from 2007 2,400 230 2,400 230 2,350 225 2,350 225 2,300 220 2,300 220 2,250 215 2,250 215 2006 2007 2007 2008 2006 2007 2007 2008 Source: PA Uniform Crime Reporting System 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Chester 46.2 York 27.3 Philadelphia 23.1 Pittsburgh 20.4 Harrisburg 19.2 Allentown 14.9 McKeesport 13.6 Reading 12.3 Easton 11.4 Johnstown 8.6 Scranton 6.9 Criminal Homicide Erie 6.9 Williamsport 6.8 Lancaster 5.5 Wilkes-Barre 4.9 Altoona 4.3 Lebanon 4.1 New Castle 4.1 Hazleton 0 Rate per 100,000 population Bethlehem 0 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Harrisburg 596.7 York 376.8 Lancaster 333.6 Allentown 278.4 Philadelphia 270.9 Pittsburgh 256.8 Reading 241.5 Easton 225.1 Chester 222.8 Williamsport 221.2 Erie 213.1 Scranton 147.7 Altoona 147.1 Sex Related Offenses McKeesport 140.4 Wilkes-Barre 136.7 Johnstown 103.6 New Castle 103.2 Bethlehem 102 Lebanon 95 Rate per 100,000 population Hazleton 64.3 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 Harrisburg 1,029.3 1,200 York 798.2 Philadelphia 670.0 Chester 644.0 Robbery Reading 556.9 Pittsburgh 466.7 Allentown 462.8 Lancaster 439.9 McKeesport 326.1 Erie 311.4 Easton 297.6 New Castle 297.1 Wilkes-Barre 253.8 Johnstown 181.3 Williamsport 173.6 Lebanon 156.9 Bethlehem 147.5 Altoona 144.9 Scranton 133.9 Rate per 100,000 population Hazleton 82.6 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting Violent Crime Statistics Police Criminal Homicide Sex Related Offenses Robbery Assaults Dept. Offenses *Rate % Solved Offenses *Rate % Solved Offenses *Rate % Solved Offenses *Rate % Solved Chester 17 46.2 52.94% 82 222.8 42.68% 237 644 28.27% 931 2530 61.98% York 11 27.3 81.82% 152 376.8 73.68% 322 798.2 23.91% 387 959.4 34.88% Philadelphia 331 23.1 74.92% 3,889 270.9 79.87% 9,618 670 34.28% 35,531 2,475.10 43.10% Pittsburgh 63 20.4 49.21% 792 256.8 86.87% 1,439 466.7 36% 7,373 2391 66.61% Harrisburg 9 19.2 122.22% 280 596.7 69.29% 483 1,029.30 33.54% 1,481 3,156.20 73.53% Allentown 16 14.9 62.50% 299 278.4 37.12% 497 462.8 15.29% 2,166 2,016.80 53.23% McKeesport 3 13.6 0% 31 140.4 51.61% 72 326.1 40.28% 268 1214 67.91% Reading 10 12.3 70% 196 241.5 59.69% 452 556.9 24.56% 2,359 2,906.30 78.97% Easton 3 11.4 100% 59 225.1 69.49% 78 297.6 30.77% 174 663.9 67.82% Johnstown 2 8.6 100% 24 103.6 150% 42 181.3 64.29% 356 1,536.30 101.40% Scranton 5 6.9 60% 107 147.7 29.91% 97 133.9 29.90% 596 822.7 37.08% Erie 7 6.9 57.14% 217 213.1 72.35% 317 311.4 28.39% 1,624 1,595.10 65.27% Williamsport 2 6.8 0% 65 221.2 52.31% 51 173.6 33.33% 187 636.5 70.59% Lancaster 3 5.5 66.67% 182 333.6 66.48% 240 439.9 26.25% 796 1,458.90 77.89% Wilkes-Barre 2 4.9 0% 56 136.7 44.64% 104 253.8 28.85% 205 500.3 55.61% Altoona 2 4.3 100% 68 147.1 54.41% 67 144.9 55.22% 957 2,069.80 81.82% Lebanon 1 4.1 100% 23 95 73.91% 38 156.9 50% 197 813.6 83.25% New Castle 1 4.1 0% 25 103.2 56% 72 297.1 51.39% 274 1,130.70 78.10% Hazleton 0 0 n/a 14 64.3 35.71% 18 82.6 61.11% 102 468.1 76.47% Bethlehem 0 0 n/a 74 102 46% 107 147.5 29.91% 679 936.1 83.06% Rate higher than Bethlehem Rate Lower than Bethlehem *rate is per 100,000 population 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Violent Crime Percent Solved 2007 2008 83% 90% 80% 70% 46% 60% 46% 42% 50% 30% 40% 24% 17% 30% 20% 10% 0% Assaults Sex Related Offenses Robbery Criminal Homicide 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Violent and Total Crime Reported Offenses Jan-Jun 2008 vs. 2009 2008 (YTD) 2009 (YTD) Total Crime is Total Crime is 4500 down 11% down 11% from the period of 4,030 from the period of 4000 Jan-Jun 2008 Jan-Jun 2008 3,596 3500 3000 Violent Crime is Violent Crime is down 26% down 26% 2500 from the period of from the period of Jan-Jun 2008 Jan-Jun 2008 2000 1,525 1500 1,119 1000 500 0 Source: PA Uniform Crime Reporting System Violent Crime Total Crime 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • City Total Debt 2009 Golf Landfill 0.2% Sewer 4.9% 1.5% Parking 5.2% Pension 17.5% Other 30.8% Water General 57.3% 13.3% Reduction of Total Debt: $64 Million 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Paying Down City Debt Total Debt Service 2004-2019 $400,000,000 Reduction in Total Debt Reduction in Total Debt 2004-2009 by $64 million 2004-2009 by $64 million $350,000,000 50 % Reduction in next 77years 50 % Reduction in next years $300,000,000 60 % Reduction in next 10 years 60 % Reduction in next 10 years $250,000,000 $200,000,000 $150,000,000 $100,000,000 $50,000,000 $0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Governmental Activities Water Fund Sewer Fund Golf Fund Parking Authority
  • Recommendation: GFOA recommends, at a minimum, that general GFOA recommends, at a minimum, that general purpose governments, regardless of size, maintain purpose governments, regardless of size, maintain unreserved fund balance in their general fund of unreserved fund balance in their general fund of no less than five to 15 percent of regular no less than five to 15 percent of regular general fund operating revenues, or of no less general fund operating revenues, or of no less than one to two months of regular general fund than one to two months of regular general fund operating expenditures. A government’s operating expenditures. A government’s particular situation may require levels of particular situation may require levels of unreserved fund balance in their general fund unreserved fund balance in their general fund significantly in excess of these recommended significantly in excess of these recommended minimum levels. minimum levels. 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • 2009-2013 Projected Cash Reserves Rainy Day Fund / Taxpayer Stabilization 82 ,4 7,000 $6 6,000 46 5,000 ,1 $4 (in thousands) 4,000 78 ,4 3,000 $2 63 2,000 ,1 $1 42 1,000 $3 0 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • City Tax Rates 2003-2012 Potential Potential for tax cut for tax cut 16.00 in 2012 in 2012 14.00 12.00 (total millage) 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 0.00 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Continuous Improvement The Business of Good Government CI in the City is an initiative that empowers City of Bethlehem CI in the City is an initiative that empowers City of Bethlehem Employees to look at their jobs in a new way, to ensure that each and Employees to look at their jobs in a new way, to ensure that each and every day they are adding value and providing better services to every day they are adding value and providing better services to residents and taxpayers. residents and taxpayers. 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • CI in the City Ingredients for Success •• Strong partnership between Air Products and the City – Strong partnership between Air Products and the City – two organizations working together to improve their two organizations working together to improve their community community •• Leadership team comprised of Mayor, Department Heads Leadership team comprised of Mayor, Department Heads and Bureau Chiefs who have received CI Training and and Bureau Chiefs who have received CI Training and support the initiative in their work areas support the initiative in their work areas •• Team of 9 employees, representing each department, Team of 9 employees, representing each department, who have been trained in a variety of tools to facilitate CI who have been trained in a variety of tools to facilitate CI Events Events •• Employees who are involved, engaged, teamed, and Employees who are involved, engaged, teamed, and capable capable •• List of target areas for improvement List of target areas for improvement 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) The Business of Good Government •• CI is about making improvement at a rate greater than CI is about making improvement at a rate greater than before before – For our Residents, the City Team and our Taxpayers – For our Residents, the City Team and our Taxpayers •• Provides the means to “get better at getting better” Provides the means to “get better at getting better” – Engages people who are doing the job in improving the – Engages people who are doing the job in improving the job job – Creates focus by finding and targeting key work – Creates focus by finding and targeting key work processes and areas of improvement processes and areas of improvement – Gives us a set of tools to identify and eliminate problems – Gives us a set of tools to identify and eliminate problems – Helps us learn from solving problems and sharing ideas – Helps us learn from solving problems and sharing ideas 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • CI in the City: 2009-2010 Increasing our Activity and Results Increasing our Activity and Results ••15 events executed, and a significant pipeline for more 15 events executed, and a significant pipeline for more ••7 departments participating 7 departments participating Developing our Team Developing our Team •Team Leader assigned •Team Leader assigned •7 CI Team Members representing various departments •7 CI Team Members representing various departments •Training and continued plans for self sufficiency in CI skills •Training and continued plans for self sufficiency in CI skills •Awareness training •Awareness training Providing Leadership Providing Leadership ••Progress review part of staff Progress review part of staff ••Each Department has committed resources to be part of the CI Each Department has committed resources to be part of the CI Team and execute events. Team and execute events. 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Event Results •• Created a new purchasing-petty cash process resulting in aa Created a new purchasing-petty cash process resulting in 35% reduction in the number of purchase orders generated and 35% reduction in the number of purchase orders generated and and estimated cost savings of over $84,000. and estimated cost savings of over $84,000. •• Created a process for police vehicle preventive maintenance Created a process for police vehicle preventive maintenance resulting in aareduction in cycle time and improved tracking resulting in reduction in cycle time and improved tracking system. system. •• Created a process for the Health Bureau’s Call Center to Created a process for the Health Bureau’s Call Center to ensure that roles are clearly defined and operations are ensure that roles are clearly defined and operations are standardized. standardized. •• Created an electronic work order process for meter shop Created an electronic work order process for meter shop and utility billing to ensure integrity of customer account and utility billing to ensure integrity of customer account database and and manage responsiveness. database and and manage responsiveness. 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Event Results •• Increased the use of Action Tracking --a system that Increased the use of Action Tracking a system that tracks customer service requests. tracks customer service requests. •• Currently in the process of completing a strategically Currently in the process of completing a strategically planned reorganization of office space in Community planned reorganization of office space in Community and Economic Development to provide adequate staffing and Economic Development to provide adequate staffing space, deliver services more efficiently, and reduce intra- space, deliver services more efficiently, and reduce intra- office movement. office movement. •• Exploring the creation of an intranet as a means to Exploring the creation of an intranet as a means to decrease internal “paper” traffic. decrease internal “paper” traffic. 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Upcoming Events •• Graffiti Removal --Improve the process for graffiti removal throughout Graffiti Removal Improve the process for graffiti removal throughout the City of Bethlehem. the City of Bethlehem. •• Fire Hydrants --Improve the process for the installation, maintenance Fire Hydrants Improve the process for the installation, maintenance and billing of public and private fire hydrants. and billing of public and private fire hydrants. •• Purchasing Cards --Successfully install the use of Purchasing Cards Purchasing Cards Successfully install the use of Purchasing Cards which will reduce transactional time and improve cash visibility. which will reduce transactional time and improve cash visibility. •• Action Tracking --Conduct a root cause analysis on the most common Action Tracking Conduct a root cause analysis on the most common service requests entered into Action Tracking. This will result in service requests entered into Action Tracking. This will result in increased problem solving and improvements. increased problem solving and improvements. •• Police Communication --To improve communication within the Police Police Communication To improve communication within the Police Department related to procedural changes, crime information, and Department related to procedural changes, crime information, and departmental information. departmental information. •• Performance Appraisals Performance Appraisals 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • “CI in the City”: ‘08-’09 Efficiencies and Cost Savings for Sustainability •• One of the smallest non-uniformed workforces in the City’s history One of the smallest non-uniformed workforces in the City’s history •• Debt reduction strategy for capital spending: borrowing less than what is Debt reduction strategy for capital spending: borrowing less than what is paid back paid back •• Aggressive collection of delinquent taxes – 99% collection rate Aggressive collection of delinquent taxes – 99% collection rate •• Purchase of Street Lights from PPL --$8.3 Million savings Purchase of Street Lights from PPL $8.3 Million savings •• Traffic signal energy savings plan --$461,000 savings Traffic signal energy savings plan $461,000 savings •• First Strategic Water & Sewer Plan completed First Strategic Water & Sewer Plan completed •• Central Processing Live Scan Video Arraignment Central Processing Live Scan Video Arraignment •• CALEA and PLEAC Certifications CALEA and PLEAC Certifications •• Implement Geographical Information Systems Implement Geographical Information Systems •• Implement eGov-Interactive Government Services Implement eGov-Interactive Government Services •• Reorganization of police department patrol division Reorganization of police department patrol division 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Goal for the City of Bethlehem: to Reduce Emissions by 20% by the Year 2012 12% reduction 12% reduction 18,000 17,696 16,505 17,000 15,102 16,000 14,919 (tC02e) 14,529 15,000 13,200 14,000 13,000 12,000 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 Climate Protection Agreement (CPA) Projection without CPA 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Fuel Oil Consumption Waste Water Treatment Plant consumption reduced by Waste Water Treatment Plant consumption reduced by 99.97 % due to methane capture and reuse program 99.97 % due to methane capture and reuse program Gallons Gallons Cost Cost 100,000 100,000 $250,000 $250,000 90,000 90,000 80,000 80,000 $200,000 $200,000 70,000 70,000 60,000 60,000 $150,000 $150,000 50,000 50,000 40,000 40,000 $100,000 $100,000 30,000 30,000 20,000 20,000 $50,000 $50,000 10,000 10,000 00 $0 $0 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 (to date) (to date) 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Basic Services Accomplishments Pre-wetting of road service to improve snow/ice removal Pre-wetting of road service to improve snow/ice removal operations operations GIS System GIS System Tree inventory //300 new trees planted Tree inventory 300 new trees planted Improved streetscape and cleaning service in our two downtown Improved streetscape and cleaning service in our two downtown retail districts retail districts Streamlined and reorganized leaf collection process including Streamlined and reorganized leaf collection process including weekend trash collection in North and Southside Business weekend trash collection in North and Southside Business Districts Districts 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Basic Services Accomplishments Coordinated back-in angle parking Coordinated back-in angle parking Coordinate and construct $100 million of road improvements in Coordinate and construct $100 million of road improvements in South Bethlehem South Bethlehem Increased bikability with Shared Lane markings in downtown Increased bikability with Shared Lane markings in downtown Continued reduction of unaccounted water – leak detection program Continued reduction of unaccounted water – leak detection program Continued graffiti patrols and removal efforts Continued graffiti patrols and removal efforts Increased Golf Course revenues by over $250,000 (Starter’s Increased Golf Course revenues by over $250,000 (Starter’s GolfGrill) GolfGrill) Energy savings initiatives throughout the City Energy savings initiatives throughout the City 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Basic Services Accomplishments EMS responded to nearly 10,000 calls, 95% of calls responded to EMS responded to nearly 10,000 calls, 95% of calls responded to with an in-house crew with an in-house crew 9 New police vehicles 9 New police vehicles $800,000 --Surveillance cameras $800,000 Surveillance cameras $1.6 million --Fire apparatus replacement --Aerial truck / /Pumper $1.6 million Fire apparatus replacement Aerial truck Pumper 2,400 fire safety inspections 2,400 fire safety inspections Smoke detectors installed in over 300 homes Smoke detectors installed in over 300 homes Distributed smoke detectors to 1,700 children Distributed smoke detectors to 1,700 children 2010 City of Bethlehem Finance & Budget Presentation
  • Department of Community & Economic Development Comprehensive Plan Update • Final Plan Adopted -Spring 2009 • Zoning Ordinance -Currently being Updated Public Meeting Nov. 10th
  • Sand Island West: Master Plan
  • Sand Island West: Pavilion
  • Department of Community & Economic Development Main Street Parking Study: The Momentum Continues Main Street, Bethlehem 1950s Main Street Parking Structure 2009 Rehab Existing & Build Addition Angled Parking Re-Introduced on Main St Evaluating Automated Pay Stations
  • The Loop: Bethlehem’s Downtown Shuttle ass ll Da y P $2. A 50 tle hut le SShutt n ttw nnoown oww ’ssD o D 0 09 e m ’ l lh m thheehe e t y 22009 p::BBe Maay Loo p ncheed M ee Loo u nch d Th Th Laau L
  • The Loop: Bethlehem’s Downtown Shuttle
  • Bethlehem’s Downtown Shuttle Ridership 9,000 Target Monthly Ridership 8,300 8,000 7,705 (Musikfest) 7,000 5,963 92% of 92% of (71% of Target) target target 6,000 (Musikfest) 4,442 5,000 (53% of Target) 4,160 (close of summer tourist season) (50% of Target) 4,000 (start of summer tourist season) 3,000 2,000 1,691 1,000 0 MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST (LOOP) SEPTEMBER THRU 8/17/09
  • Department of Community & Economic Development South Bethlehem Greenway Phase I Construction Skate Plaza Design Skate Plaza Design Phase I Phase II Greenway Design Greenway Design Acquisition Phase I Phase II Phase 2 Construction ribbon cutting • Momentum Continues PROJECT TIMELINES
  • Department of Community & Economic Development South Bethlehem Greenway Oct 14, 2009 – ‘Bethlehem opens first segment of urban greenway that will connect communities…’
  • Department of Community & Economic Development South Bethlehem Greenway- Skate Plaza The Phase Plan • Skate Plaza Design Complete • Construction to begin Fall 2008 Phase 2 Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase I Construction Skate Plaza Design Skate Plaza Design Phase I Phase II Greenway Design Greenway Design Acquisition Phase I Phase II Phase 2 Construction ribbon cutting
  • Department of Community & Economic Development The Elm Street Plan (North-by-Northwest) 300 Trees 5 New Bike Planted Racks More Crosswalks FF ro rm Im omC Im l C n ppe oo me ce lem nc p 2 Community Websites ena ept o nt t taito to t 36 Movies in the Park ion n Creating Pedestrian Friendly Neighborhoods Creating Neighborhood Venues and Creating Neighborhood Dialogue
  • Department of Community & Economic Development The Elm Street Plan (North-by-Northwest) gram Forward Pro : Be st Front Launched
  • Department of Community & Economic Development Value of Building Permits Issued Year Permits Value 1998 1,215 $27,054,106 1999 1,139 $43,733,852 2000 1,123 $58,877,624 2001 1,435 $87,867,246 2002 1,418 $158,183,891 2003 1,504 $117,905,303 2004 3,757 $81,306,103 2005 4,647 $179,134,415 2006 4,587 $117,658,083 2007 4,269 $159,357,336 2008 3,675 $435,747,412 2009 2,887 $79,262,869 *(10/29/09)
  • Bethlehem Works Southside Bethlehem Central Business District Steel Stax Performance Center National Museum of Industrial History
  • Sands Bethlehem Works – Phase 1 Southside Bethlehem Central Business District
  • Sands Bethlehem Works – Phase 1 Southside Bethlehem Central Business District
  • Actual vs. Rendering
  • Sands Bethlehem Works – Phase 1 Southside Bethlehem Central Business District
  • Sands Bethlehem Works – Phase 1 Southside Bethlehem Central Business District
  • Sands Bethlehem Works – Phase 1 Southside Bethlehem Central Business District
  • Sands Bethlehem Works – Phase 1 Southside Bethlehem Central Business District Soon… Coming
  • SteelStacks Preserving The Past… Creating The Future…
  • SteelStacks Preserving The Past… Creating The Future…
  • LVIP Headquarter: Green Class “A” Office at LVIP VII State of the Art Building State of the Art Building tenants include: tenants include: HDR Engineering, Inc / /Spillman Farmer HDR Engineering, Inc Spillman Farmer Architects Architects • • Project Cost ………………………..$8M Project Cost ………………………..$8M Size…………………………42,000SF • • Size…………………………42,000SF Projected Jobs ….…..100 employees • • Projected Jobs ….…..100 employees
  • Synchronoss Technologies
  • Synchronoss Technologies • Project Cost ………………………..$13M • Size…………………………..61,000SF • Product………………………..Software that automates customer orders for telecommunications services. • Current Jobs………………………..400 including call center operators, project developers, business analysts and managers •Projected Jobs……………………….600
  • Majestic Bethlehem Center Phase 1: $100M
  • Hyatt Place: Six Stories with 124 Rooms • Project Cost ………………………..$17M • Size…………………………..76,000SF
  • Hyatt Place: Six Stories with 124 Rooms • Project Cost ………………………..$17M • Size…………………………..76,000SF •Current Jobs………………………..400 Projected Jobs……………………….600
  • Hyatt Place: Six Stories with 124 Rooms • Project Cost………………..$17M • Size……………………..76,000SF
  • Plaza on Eighth: Six-Story Office and Commercial Plaza Mixed Use Mixed UseOne Office Tower. Seven Commercial buildings, Seven Commercial buildings, One Office Tower. to include restaurant, bank, pharmacy, café, to include restaurant, bank, pharmacy, café, retail, etc retail, etc Project Cost ………………………..$30M Project Cost ………………………..$30M
  • Lehigh University Science & Environmental Building The “STEPS Building” • Project Cost ………………..$62.1M • Size………….………..135,000SF 75-person Lecture Hall, Classrooms, Student lounge, and Labs. Slated for Completion in June 2010. Green Building to seek LEED Silver Certification
  • Moravian Dorms: Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus Residence Hall Preserving The Past Creating The Future
  • Moravian Dorms: Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus Residence Hall Preserving The Past Creating The Future
  • Ben Franklin TechVentures 2 Expansion Accelerating Growth & Innovation in our Technology Economy Completion Slated for 2010 •Size……………....47,000SF •Project Jobs Created……..200 •Projected Jobs Retained….100 $6M in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds
  • Department of Community & Economic Development City’s Economic Development Loan Programs Key Economic Development Programs Total Loans Number of City Investment Outstanding Total City Type Loans 2008 2008 (loan portfolio) Investment FRED 7 $ 320,000 43 $ 4,903,000 79,000 Fred Participation 2 102,000 4 Façade - - 26 2,669,000 Façade Participation 3 115,000 19 162,000 BEAR - - 12 351,000 Sign Loan - - 16 51,000 Vision 2012 Façade - - 3 40,000 Total 12 $ 537,000 124 $ 8,346,000 In 2008: •33 jobs created as a result of FRED Program •Private investment of $3.80 for every $1.00 FRED dollar loaned •Private investment of $4.35 for every $1.00 Façade dollar loaned
  • Ranked # 58 aun ch an dL L ive "100 great towns that will feed your soul and nurture your business." -Fortune Magazine “The city welcomes new businesses with open arms…. In addition, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an internationally recognized, state-funded program based at Lehigh University, links early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers with funding, employees, technology, and universities. -Peter MacDougall, Money Magazine
  • Department of Community & Economic Development Major Development Projects: All Projects Type Investment Commercial Subtotal $ 921,707,000 Industrial Subtotal $ 559,270,000 Institutional Subtotal $ 151,100,000 Mixed-Use Subtotal $ 547,000,000 Residential / Senior Subtotal $ 49,010,000 Residential Subtotal $ 219,000,000 Total $ 2,448,000,000 *Excludes future build out of LVIP VII- Bethlehem Commerce Center
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