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CITY OF MERIDIAN FY08 BUDGET HEARING. Mayor – Tammy de Weerd Council President – Joe Borton Council Vice President – Charlie Rountree Council – Keith Bird Council – David Zaremba. General Fund.

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city of meridian fy08 budget hearing
CITY OF MERIDIAN FY08 BUDGET HEARING
  • Mayor – Tammy de Weerd
  • Council President – Joe Borton
  • Council Vice President – Charlie Rountree
  • Council – Keith Bird
  • Council – David Zaremba
general fund
General Fund
  • The City’s general fund is used to provide services such as public safety, parks and recreation and building inspections. The largest component of the General Fund is Public Safety, it is 79% of the City’s General Fund personnel and operating budget.
  • 63% of the Unrestricted General Fund is from property tax revenue. We still don’t have final property tax numbers from Ada County
  • Restricted revenue sources include impact fees (restricted by statute), and Development Services revenue (restricted by the City Council)
property tax
Property Tax
  • In spite of the credit for new construction, increases in taxable value have resulted in Meridian’s levy rate decreasing in over the last several years.
public safety
Public Safety
  • Makes up 42% of the entire City operating budget and 79% of the General Fund operating budget.
  • Police – FY08 operating budget request - $9,959,272
  • Fire – FY08 operating budget request - $6,490,931
police department
POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Operating and Personnel budget request is 48% of total General Fund PC – OE FY08 Budget Request.
  • FY08 Budget Enhancement Request totals $1,267,056
requested fy08 personnel additions to police department 5 5 fte 404 793
Requested FY08 Personnel Additions to Police Department5.5 FTE - $404,793
  • Narcotics Officer
  • Community Services – Sergeant and Services Coordinator
  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Part-time Animal Adoption Coordinator
fy08 operating and capital requests for police department 862 263
FY08 Operating and Capital Requests for Police Department $862,263
  • Digital Radios - $305,000 offset $180,000 grant revenue
  • $250,000 toward Firearms Range
  • Vehicles for New Positions
  • Mobile Command Trailer shared with Fire
  • Various equipment
fire department
FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • FY08 Operating and Personnel budget request is 31% of the Total General Fund PC – OE Budget Request.
  • FY08 Enhancement Request totals $1,957,269
requested fy08 additions to fire department
Requested FY08 Additions to Fire Department
  • Fire Station #5 – Personnel and Operating - $884,856 (reimbursed by Rural Fire District First Year)
  • Fire Engine for Station #5 - $443,260 (Impact Fees)
  • Three Additional Fire Fighters to Increase Staffing and Reduce Overtime - $297,273
  • Various Equipment - $179,870 ($41,500 impact fees)
  • Various operating equipment - $22,800
parks department
PARKS DEPARTMENT
  • FY08 Operating and Personnel budget request is 9% of the total General Fund PC – OE Budget Request.
  • FY08 Enhancement Request totals $1,973,609.
  • Parks Department in includes maintenance and development of parks and also recreation. The recreation department offers a variety of classes, summer camp programs, sports leagues, and special events.
requested fy08 additions to parks department
Requested FY08 Additions to Parks Department
  • Purchase of Park Land – Impact Fees - $300,000
  • Park Development – Impact Fees - $644,161
  • Park Development – General Fund - $582,900
  • Personnel - $205,623 – 3 Park Maintenance and 2 Recreation Positions
  • Various Operating Maintenance Items– General Fund - $108,600
  • Recreation Program Operating Increases - $24,100
city administration
CITY ADMINISTRATION

Includes

  • Department of Financial Management – Split with Enterprise Fund
  • Human Resources – Split with Enterprise Fund
  • Information Technology – Split with Enterprise Fund
  • Mayor and Council
  • City Clerk – Split 25% with Planning Department
  • Legal – Split with Development Services
  • FY08 Operating and Personnel Budget Request is 12% of the total General Fund PC – OE Budget Request.
  • FY08 Budget Enhancement Request is $6,530,195
requested fy08 additions to administration
Requested FY08 Additions to Administration

Personnel - $154,536 – All Split with Other Funds

  • Accounting Specialist
  • IT Help Desk Technician
  • Part- Time Attorney
  • Percentage of Building Maintenance Position
requested fy08 additions to administration1
Requested FY08 Additions to Administration
  • City Hall - $6,000,000
  • Training/HR Support - $72,000 – (split with Enterprise)
  • Accounting and IT Software and Support - $86,750 – (split with Enterprise)
  • Community Activities - $10,000
  • Detox Center Seed Money - $56,000
  • Various Equipment - New City Hall Telephone – Copy Machine Lease
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Development Services Fund – Those General Fund Functions Related to Serving Development – Funded by Development Fees
  • Building Department – Building Permits
  • Planning Department – Comprehensive Plan Compliance and Assistance
  • Economic Development
  • Any Excess is Transferred to the Capital Improvements Fund
  • For FY08 Moved Street Lights and Code Enforcement - $543,834- back to the General Fund
development services fund
Development Services Fund

Fund is used to account for operations that are directly related to development – Planning Department and Building Department. Revenue is VERY development dependant.

development services fund fy08 budget enhancement requests
Development Services Fund FY08 Budget Enhancement Requests
  • FY08 Budget Enhancement Request - $180,559
  • Share of Other Fund Enhancements and Share of New City Furniture and Telephone - $165,359
  • Economic Development - $5,000 GIS Planning Initiative and $10,200 Economic Development Contract Increase
enterprise fund
Enterprise Fund
  • Fund is used to account for the business functions of the City – those activities that be funded by user charges.

Water

Sewer

    • Two components within the overall umbrella of providing utility services
      • The operations side – the revenue and cost associated with water and sewer usage. The operations base budget consists of personnel and operations cost needed to provide customers with water and sewer.
      • The construction side – the revenue and cost associated with constructing capital infrastructure such as sewer and water line, wells and the wastewater treatment plant.
operations revenue and base
Operations Revenue and Base
  • The base budget includes the personnel and operating cost incurred to keep the sewer plant and the water department operating on a day to day basis.
  • Water utility accounts increased about 5% in the period June 2006 to June 2007. In contrast during the corresponding time period from 2005 to 2006 accounts increased about 15%.
construction revenue and budgeted capital outlay
Construction Revenue and Budgeted Capital Outlay
  • Waterlines
  • Sewer lines
  • Wastewater Treatment Plan
  • Lift Stations
  • Wells
  • Reservoirs
public works department fy08 budget enhancement request 245 210
Public Works Department – FY08 Budget Enhancement Request - $245,210
  • Engineering Technician - $62,179
  • Building Maintenance Technician – ½ of cost - $14,213 – partial year
  • New City Hall Phone – Work Stations – Misc Supplies - $168,818
water department fy08 budget enhancement request 3 981 559
Water Department – FY08 Budget Enhancement Request - $3,981,559
  • Staff - (1.5) - $124,593 – Water Operator IV and Part Time Receptionist to Full Time
  • Phase II Additional Water Building Construction Funding - $775,000
  • Well/Waterline Construction - $1,715,000
  • Consulting - $105,000
  • Expand Retrofit Meters to Radio Read - $90,800
  • New Ground Reservoir - $1,000,000
  • Other - $171,166
waste water treatment plant fy08 budget enhancement request 7 954 100
Waste Water Treatment Plant – FY08 Budget Enhancement Request - $7,954,100
  • Tertiary Filters - $2,000,000
  • Plant Optimization - $1,130,000
  • Addition to South Area Trunk and Lift Station - $1,900,000
  • Black Cat Trunk Phase #4 - $1,500,000
  • Reuse Program- $650,000
  • Additional Staff- Pretreatment Inspector and WWTP Mechanic - $147,134
  • Equipment, Line Extensions, Misc - $ 626,966
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Prepared by the City of Meridian Department of Financial Management and Planning

For More Information call City Hall

at 888 – 4433, email us at kilchens@meridiancity.org or check out our City of Meridian website at www.meridiancity.org – Finance Department