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Budget Highlights
Budget Highlights

FY 2017-2018 Budget Facts:

  • Total adopted budget for FY 2017-2018 is $196.88 million
      • $125.29 million for expenditure on City services
      • $71.59 million for capital projects
    • FY 2016-2017 amended budget is $132.57 million
    • The adopted budget is $7.28 million less than the previous year amended budget primarily due to the $3 million budgeted in FY 2016-2017 for the Hurricane Harvey Fund established in September 2017
  • Funding for adopted budget is based on the adopted tax rate of $0.565 per $100 valuation; a reduction of $0.005 from FY2017.
  • Major initiatives include funding for:
    • 2% salary  increases effective January 1, 2018 ($520,020),
    • $946,248 increase anticipated in health insurance cost,
    • $750,000 funding for January 2018 compensation study implementation. 
    • Additional employees totaling 11.75 full time equivalents
      • two (2) part-time Animal Control Kennel Worker (1 FTE),
      • a Utility Billing Customer Service Technician (1 FTE),
      • a seasonal Pool Manager (4B Parks Recreation) (0.25 FTE),
      • two (2) part-time Camp Counselors (4B Parks Recreation) (1 FTE),
      • a part-time Recreation Aide (4B Parks Recreation) (0.5 FTE),
      • a Pool Maintenance Specialist (60% 4B Parks Operations / 40% General Fund) (1 FTE),
      • a Parks Maintenance Worker (1 FTE),
      • a Grant Administrator/Parks Project Manager (1 FTE),
      • two (2) full-time and two (2) part- time Paramedics to staff a fourth ambulance (3 FTE),
      • an Assistant Communications Manager for Police dispatch (1 FTE),
      • and a Deputy Fire Marshal (1 FTE). 
      • While this budget does not provide for additional sworn police officer positions, funding in the budget allows for an authorization to ‘hire over’ the current number of authorized civil service officers (124) by 6.
    • expanded contract mowing services including Shellside drainage detention ($75,000),
    • landscaping maintenance for SH3 medians ($16,500),
    • replacements for Lifepak AEDs (automated external defibrillator) ($24,800),
    • year one of a four-year replacement program for Mobile Data Computers in Police patrol units ($52,800),
    • several one-time purchases in the Utility Fund ($65,000),
    • and a new sound system for the Hometown Heroes Park from 4B funds ($16,000).
    • Seven (7) new vehicles added to the fleet include:
      • three (3) Chevrolet Tahoes for the Fire Marshal’s office to be funded from the General Fund ($141,000),
      • two (2) Ford Explorers for Police CID to be funded from Chapter 59 Seizure Fund ($65,800),
      • and two (2) funded from the Utility Fund ($53,500);
        • one (1) Ford F150 for Wastewater
        • one (1) Ford F150 for Utility Billing
  • Capital Budget includes $40.16 million for tax supported projects and $31.43 million for revenue supported projects.  This is $5.85 million more than last year’s amended capital budget.
    • Sidewalk Replacements ($500,000)
    • Street Reconstruction ($7.2 million)
    • Annual Stormwater Improvements ($525,000)
    • Asphalt Road Rehabilitation ($1.4 million)
    • Facilities Reinvestment ($200,000)
    • Parks Facilities Renewal ($335,000)
    • Butler/Turner Improvements ($735,000)
    • Fiber Network Traffic System West Side ($37,343)
    • McFarland Rd Bridge ($5,127)
    • Traffic System Improvements ($1.66 million)
    • Ervin Connector ($3.92 million)
    • North Landing Extension ($800,000)
    • Walker St Corridor Upgrades ($1.25 million)
    • Right-of-way Purchase ($45,000)
    • FM270 Widening (FM518 to FM646) ($100,000)
    • Palomino Lane Improvements ($750,000)
    • Nottingham Ditch Improvements ($2.18 million)
    • Genco Canal ($116,700)
    • New Animal Shelter ($6.85 million)
    • Public Safety Annex Station 6 ($5.78 million)
    • Land Purchase for City Initiatives ($850,000)
    • Municipal Court Facilities Needs Assessment ($25,000)
    • Dog park ($35,000)
    • Tuscan Lakes Trail ($25,000)
    • TxDOT FM518 Bypass Hike & Bike ($140,000)
    • Hike & Bike Trails Way-finding Signage ($59,800)
    • Claremont Connector Hike & Bike Trail ($575,000)
    • 2012 Hike & Bike, Ph 1 ($670,970)
    • Bay Colony Community Trail ($75,000)
    • Hometown Heroes Park 5K Loop ($93,300)
    • FM270 Public Boat Ramp Renovation ($163,000)
    • Westside Economic Development Initiatives ($200,000)
    • Downtown Revitalization Plan ($3.36 million)
    • Downtown Revitalization Trails ($104,616)
    • 60” Water Line Replace 42” Lines on SH3 ($4.6 million)
    • 36” Water Line SH3 to SSH Booster Station ($11.81 million)
    • Southeast Service Area Trunks ($2.72 million)
    • Waterline Upgrades & Replacement ($2.0 million)
    • SS Lakes Apts/FM518 WL Extension ($115,000)
    • Annual Water System Improvements ($197,500)
    • West Side Well, GST, Generator and BPS ($3.7 million)
    • 24” Waterline Stabilization ($50,000)
    • New Water Lines to the West Side ($448,950)
    • New Water Supply Strategies ($264,000)
    • SEWPP Treatment Improvements ($1.76 million)
    • Sanitary Sewer Annual Rehab ($1.675 million)
    • Force Main Upgrade from Bay Colony LS to Ervin St ($780,000)
    • Westside 54” & 42” Gravity Sewer Interceptors ($175,125)
    • SWWRF Blower Intake Improvements ($260,000)
    • Annual Lift Station Improvements ($747,500)
    • DSWWTP 185 Hp Pump Replacement ($125,000)

 

An infographic breakdown is also available here to help the citizens of League City better understand the proposed budget.


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