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City budget and tax levy

City Budget and Tax Levy

This Power Point Presentation is a working draft. It may contain information that upon further revue and research turns out to need significant refinement. The residents of Huber Heights and beyond are given this presentation in this form so they can help contribute to that refinement process. The intention of the final product, once presented, is to allow the Mayor to convey his knowledge of the discussion as of Monday Jan 27, 2014 and to provide a context for further discussion as the issue evolves.

27 Jan 2014

City budget and tax levy1
City Budget and Tax Levy

1. Is a tax levy necessary?

2. If a tax levy is necessary, at which election should a tax levy appear?

3. If a tax levy is necessary, which is better an income tax or property tax?

4. If a tax levy is necessary, how much revenue will the City seek?

5. If a tax levy is necessary, what is the duration of the levy?

Is a tax levy necessary
Is a tax levy necessary?

  • 2008

    • The City reduced the income tax from 2.25% to 2.0%. The beginning cash reserves in the General Fund have gone from $7,057,510 in 2009 to $3,211,036* in 2014. (draft budget discussion documents in Admin meeting)

  • May 2011 and since

    • City income tax levy on ballot

    • Both men that held finance the director position have been concerned of systemic deficits.

  • Nov 2013;

    • *The Finance Director tells us the 2014 budget will result in a $2.1 million reduction in the General Fund.

  • Dec 2013

    • *Reconciliation of 2013 Budget returns $1,457,913.52 to the General Fund. (item 12W of Dec 9 council meeting)

Budget additional
Budget - additional

  • Including the General Fund there are 45 city funds. The cash balances change daily. A snapshot near the end of 2013 shows the total cash reserves were about $32 million dollars. Most of the funds have restrictions on usage. The Water and Sewer funds have strict restrictions. About $19 million of $32 million dollars were in funds associated with Water and Sewer.

  • What has been done since 2011?

    • How the city pays for salaries has been adjusted so that the number of hours a person works helping a department helps determines what fund the salary comes from. For instance the city manager use to get paid only from the General Fund, however, the City Manager does spend time working on issues dealing with Streets. Now part of the City Manager’s salary gets paid from the General Fund and part of it is paid from other funds like the Local Street Operating Fund

    • The city has changed the way it keeps track of its water usage. Previously, the city received a water bill and paid that water bill from the General fund. Last year the city decided to rebate all previous water bills back to the General Fund. Current and future water usage is now intended to be tracked but no bill is generated.

    • City has examined projects old and new and when possible changed the charges so the payments were made from funds other than the General Fund

Budget additional1
Budget - Additional

  • Manning levels for Police, Fire and other city departments are lower since 2008

  • A portion of the current income tax which is dedicated to Police and Fire expenses expires in 2015.

    • - A renewal levy likely will be initiated before 2015 to replace this loss of revenue.

Budget future influences
Budget – Future Influences

  • Salaries

    • Effectively, had 3 years of pay freezes

    • All 6 labor agreements expire this year

  • Economic Development

    • Short term affects due to the start up of the Music Center have not been released publically

    • Long term influence is presented to be $400,000 in profits every year.

    • The Heights is presented as providing a billion dollars to the economy

    • Increase need for Police and Fire Services in new development areas.

At which election should a tax levy appear
At which election should a tax levy appear?

  • May 2014

    • Council must approve and submit to Board of Elections by 4:00pm Feb 5, 2014

  • August 2014

    • Special Election

  • November 2014

    • City staff concerned the details required to plan the 2015 budget and beyond will not be available until after the election.

  • 2015

    • Expiration of income tax dedicated to Police and Fire Services

An income tax or property tax
An income tax or property tax?

  • What groups / individuals are affected by one or the other?

    • Working or Retired

    • Renter or Homeowner

    • Resident or Non-Resident

    • TIF or Non-TIF

    • Montgomery or Miami County

Income tax
Income Tax

  • What is the income tax credit?

    • HH City Ordinance191.16  CREDIT FOR TAX PAID TO ANOTHER MUNICIPALITY OR JEDD.      (a)      Where a resident of the City is subject to a municipal incometax in another municipality or JEDD, he shall not pay a total municipal incometax on the same income greater than the tax imposed at the highest rate to which he is subject.      (b)     Every individual taxpayer who resides in the City who receives net profits, salaries, wages, commissions, or other personal service compensation for work done or services performed or rendered outside of the City, if it be made to appear that he has paid a municipal incometax on the same income to another municipality or JEDD, shall be allowed a credit against the tax imposed pursuant to this chapter of the amount so paid by him or in his behalf to the other municipality or JEDD.  The credit shall not exceed the tax imposed on the income earned in the other municipality or JEDD or municipalities where the tax is paid. (Ord. 2008-0-1763.  Passed 11-10-08.)

    • City CharterSECTION 10.04  INCOME TAX.     After the effective date of this Charter (January 1, 1984) the Council shall not have power to adopt and levy a City incometax without the approval of a majority vote of the electors voting on such issue at a general, primary or special election.

How much revenue will the city seek
How much revenue will the City seek?

  • Staff recommendation is enough to collect $2.1 million dollars in additional revenue.

    • Income Tax this equates to a .35 increase

    • This hasn’t been provided by staff. If someone would look up what the school was asking for in millage _________ and amount _________. Then we could compute something close. I think I remember 4.1 million and 5.95 mills.

What is the way ahead
What is the Way Ahead?

  • Information gathering and dissemination:

    • Professional Survey

    • Public discussion at City Meetings

    • Organizational outreach

    • Social Media