Budget Highlights

FY2021 Proposed Budget Facts: 

  • Total proposed budget for FY2021 is $241.15 million
    • $145.14 million for expenditure on City Services 
    • $96.01 million for expenditure on Capital Projects 
    • FY2020 amended budget is $260.50 million
    • The proposed budget is $19.35 million less than the previous year amended budget due to the $346,448 decrease in the operating budget and $19.00 million decrease in capital budget
  • Funding for FY2021 proposed budget is based on a tax rate of $0.515 per $100 valuation: a reduction of $0.033581 from fiscal year 2020 
  • Major initiatives include funding for: 
    • 2.5% salary increases effective January 1, 2021 ($462,151)
    • Funding for 0.5% superior employee performance merit on January 1, 2021 ($92,980)
    • Funding for 2% across-the-board Civil Service cost of living increase for Civil Service Police Officers beginning January 2021 ($171,298),
    • Funding for sick leave buy back (33,727),
    • A personnel budget for 646.00 positions which is a net addition of 9.50 FTE:
      • Civil Engineer/EIT to be hired January 2021 (1 FTE),
      • Construction Inspector III to be hired March 2021 (1 FTE), 
      • Assistant Director (1 FTE) in Project Management to be hired January 2021, 
      • Project Manager (1 FTE) in Project Management, 
      • Financial Analyst (1 FTE)  in Budget Office to be hired in March 2021, 
      • Meter Technician (1 FTE) in Utility Billing, 
      • Part-Time Accounts Receivable Specialist (0.50 FTE) in Utility Billing,
      • Crime Victim Advocate  (1 FTE) in Police,                                                        
      • Asst Police Chief new position  (not a reclass) (1FTE) in Police,
      • Heavy Equipment Operator (1 FTE) in Streets                              
    • Additional funding for EMS training to maintain certifications,
    • Additional funding for a Ventrac compact tractor plus attachments (split 50% General Fund and 50% 4B),
    • Additional funding for a Kubota 4 seat RTV with dump bed (split 50% from General Fund and 50% from 4B),
    • Anticipated increase in utility cost due to additional streetlights,
    • Funding for IT replacements in the Technology Fund ($350,000), 
    • Transfer from GF to CIP Reinvestment Program ($1,333,659)
    • Anticipated increase in Solid Waste due to growth in number of households serviced,
    • Reclassification of a Utility Maintenance Technician to a Utility Maintenance Crew Leader, 
    • Reclassification of a Communications Coordinator to a Communications & Media Relations Manager,
    • Reclassification of a Deputy Fire Marshal IV to an Assistant Fire Marshal,
    • Reclassification of a Recreation Specialist/Recreation Track Administrator to a Recreation Supervisor, 
    • Funding for building and ground maintenance for the temporary modular building for DSWWTP,
    • Funding for maintenance/repairs to various lift stations, and annual maintenance service to turblex and 2.0M belt press,
    • Funding for sludge removal due to continued growth related to operation cost and additional increase to new bid price,
    • Funding for Website ADA accessibility conversion (remediation and training),
    • Funding for body armor system & helmet protection for EMS,
    • Funding to support the preventative maintenance activities identified in the ongoing pavement assessment of City roadway conditions,
    • Funding for a Marsh Master with trailer in Streets ($208,865)
    • 4 Power Lifting Systems for Ambulances in EMS ($232,258)
    • 20 Scott X3 PRO Firefighting Air Packs in Fire ($126,004)
    • New Vehicle: F550 to pull Marsh Master in Streets ($57,086) 

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