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Caroline County 2010-11 Budget. Presentation to the Caroline County Board of Supervisors February 23, 2010. All-America City Recipient. Still Growing, Despite the Economy. 2009 population – 28,245 2008 population – 27,942 2000 Census – 22,121

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caroline county 2010 11 budget

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

Presentation to the Caroline County Board of Supervisors

February 23, 2010

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

all america city recipient
All-America City Recipient

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

still growing despite the economy
Still Growing, Despite the Economy
  • 2009 population – 28,245
  • 2008 population – 27,942
  • 2000 Census – 22,121
  • 2010 Census activity underway. Kickoff was held Tuesday, February 16 at Food Lion Plaza in Bowling Green

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

we re still growing cont
We’re Still Growing (cont)…..
  • Unemployment is 9.6 percent.
  • Only City of Fredericksburg is higher.
  • Record number of people utilizing the Department of Social Services.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

and just when you thought it couldn t get any worse
And Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse…..
  • State has to make up a $2 Billion shortfall.
  • Governor Kaine proposed a “Caboose Budget” that contains $514,842 worth of reductions for Caroline County.
  • The “Caboose Budget” joins with Governor McDonnell’s Budget for General Assembly consideration.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

couldn t get any worse cont
Couldn’t Get Any Worse (cont)
  • Recordation Taxes projected to be down 42 percent or approximately $140,000
  • Reductions in reimbursements from the Comp Board for Constitutional Offices - $415,586
  • Reductions in Grant Reimbursements - $83,135

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

couldn t get any worse cont7
Couldn’t Get Any Worse (cont.)
  • Reductions in Electoral Board reimbursements - $8,000
  • Forcing Localities to pick up costs for DMV data related to personal property - $5,000
  • Discussions are that reductions could be even worse than what is on the table.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

dealing with now and then
Dealing with Now and Then….
  • Revenue shortfall in current year’s budget could reach $300,000 – tied to Caboose Budget.
  • Last year, County government reduced all budgets 15 percent, except for Public Education; Filled only necessary positions; restructured capital program; and employees took six furlough days.
  • Downsized employee base by six positions.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

rebuilding fund balance
Rebuilding Fund Balance
  • Good strategy from 2000-2004.
  • Housing industry never met projections beginning in 2005.
  • General Fund loaned the Utility Fund $5 million.
  • Fund Balance has not recovered.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

county s debt amount
County’s Debt Amount…..
  • $27,054,606 – General Fund
  • $33,650,994 – Public Schools
  • $20,723,800 – Utility Fund
  • $ 3,281,477 – Dawn
  • $ 6,000,000 – Revenue Anticipation Note for cash flow.
  • Proposed budget pays back $6,646,013 in debt retirement.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

uncertain county revenue picture
Uncertain County Revenue Picture…..
  • Collection of Permits, Fees and Licenses – Down $190,000.
  • Revenue from Use of Money and Property – Down $85,000.
  • Recovered Costs – Down $185,000.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

uncertain revenue picture cont
Uncertain Revenue Picture (cont.)……
  • Real property tax rate proposed to stay the same at $0.53 x $100.
  • Reassessment underway that costs the County $200,000.
  • Budget proposed on the BOS equalizing the tax rate in line with property reappraisal.

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uncertain revenue picture cont13
Uncertain Revenue Picture (cont.)…….
  • Dominion Power project – additional $600,000 in Public Corporation taxes.
  • Proposed is a five percent increase in user rates for utility customers that would generate $320,000 for the Utility Fund.
  • Utility Debt will continue to be paid by the General Fund.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

increased fixed costs
Increased Fixed Costs…..
  • Matching premium payments for employee health insurance - $121,000.
  • Picking up contributions to retirement and life insurance - $165,000.
  • Increases in General Property expenses with more buildings on line.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

increased fixed costs cont
Increased Fixed Costs (cont.)…..
  • Increases to Regional Correctional Institutions - $217,605.
  • Proposal is $100,000 less than requested by the institutions.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

proposed reductions to meet revenue shortfalls
Proposed Reductions to Meet Revenue Shortfalls…….
  • Decrease personnel costs through attrition, reductions in force and across-the-board salary reductions - $995,000 in savings.
  • This includes a reduction of 14 full-time positions.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

proposed reductions to meet revenue shortfall cont
Proposed Reductions to Meet Revenue Shortfall (cont.)……
  • Across-the-board salary reductions would include one percent for those employees making $40,000 or less; and two percent for those employees making over $40,000.
  • Other reductions include:
  • Contributions to outside agencies - $57,500.

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proposed reductions to meet revenue shortfalls cont
Proposed Reductions to Meet Revenue Shortfalls (cont.)…..

2. Elimination of Summer Jobs Program - $10,000 savings.

3. Closing of the Cannery - $17,000 savings.

4. Reduction to County Health Department - $27,000 savings.

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proposed reductions to meet revenue shortfalls cont19
Proposed Reductions to Meet Revenue Shortfalls (cont.)…..

5. Reducing hours at certain Solid Waste Convenience sites - $95,000 savings.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

revamped capital program
Revamped Capital Program….

General Fund Projects

  • Repairs to Knuckleboom Truck - $60,000.
  • Repairs to Fire Engine for Port Royal - $60,000.
  • Roof replacement at Public Works Building - $13,000.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

revamped capital program cont
Revamped Capital Program (cont.)…….
  • Victory Park - $75,000.

Utility Fund Projects

  • Rappahannock River Permitting - $462,500.
  • Interim Water Plan - $554,500.
  • Expansion of Wastewater Treatment Plant - $2 million.

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revamped capital program cont22
Revamped Capital Program (cont.)……
  • Utility Equipment - $140,000.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

efficiencies in fire and rescue
Efficiencies in Fire and Rescue……
  • Proposed Budget relieves volunteer companies from using their own money to fund operations.
  • Some financial functions moved directly under the Chief’s supervision.
  • Volunteer funds directed to companies answering the most calls.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

2010 11 budget summary
2010-11 Budget Summary
  • Overall Budget - $89,188,378 – 4.3 percent more than FY 2010.
  • Operating Budget - $85,956,378 – 0.5 percent more than FY 2010.
  • General Fund Budget - $34,565,856 – 0.3 percent less than FY 2010.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

education
Education……
  • Proposed local share is $10,900,000 - $442,281 less than FY 2010.
  • Composite Index requires Caroline County to fund at least $10,600,000.
  • School Board Budget presentation scheduled for March 9.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

general fund transfers
General Fund Transfers…..
  • Debt Retirement - $1,889,904
  • Social Services - $407,073
  • Public School Division - $10,900,000
  • Comprehensive Services Act - $405,356
  • Dedicated Revenue from Personal Property Tax - $1,574,999

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

human resources
Human Resources….
  • Budget funds 173 full-time and 60 part-time employees. This is 13 fewer full-time positions than in FY 2010.
  • Proposal to establish County Attorney as an employee rather than a contracted service.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

public utilities
Public Utilities…….
  • Operations will continue to be self-supporting with this Budget proposal.
  • County receives approximately $20,000 per month to provide water to Lake Caroline.
  • Also restored is $62,000 to provide water and sewer to VDOT rest stop on I-95.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

conclusion
Conclusion
  • County now realizing the financial nightmare of the state and financial scenes.
  • Deep reductions in revenue are off-set by deep cuts in personnel and salary reductions.
  • Takes staffing back to near 2006-07 levels.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

conclusion cont
Conclusion (cont.)…..
  • General Assembly actions will likely not make financial conditions any better, but could make them worse.
  • Budget proposals could be moved up before July 1 in order to make up $300,000 shortfall in this year’s Budget.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

thanks
Thanks!
  • To Fran Hatcher, Director of Finance, for putting the Budget document together.

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget

questions and comments
Questions and Comments!

Caroline County 2010-11 Budget