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  1. County of Amherst FY 2013-2014 Pre-Budget Work Session

  2. In This Presentation General Budget Information and Facts What Has Impacted the Budget What We See Now at the Local Level What We See Looking Ahead at the FY14 Budget Summary Board Direction Next Steps Budget Calendar

  3. Special Thanks to… Brenda Campbell The Accounting Staff David Proffitt Belinda Cockrell Rae Hart

  4. Objectives Provide relevant information to the BOS and public regarding the FY14 County budget. Prepare the public so citizens are better prepared to offer input on the budget. Provide useful information to the BOS so Board Members are better prepared to act on the County budget. Engage in conversation with the BOS to stimulate guidance from the Board.

  5. General Budget Information and Facts

  6. Where County Dollars Went in FY 11 Public Safety 10.7% Debt Service 5.8% Health & Welfare 5.5% Public Works 2.7% Gen. Admin 2.1% Parks & Rec 1.3% Education 69.1% Judicial 1.6% Community Development 0.7%

  7. Where County Dollars Went in FY 12 Public Safety 12% Debt Service 4.3% Health & Welfare 5.1% Public Works 2.7% Parks & Rec 1.3% Gen. Admin 2.2% Education 69.8% Judicial 1.5% Capital Projects and CDBG 0.3% Community Development 0.6%

  8. Tax Rate Trend by Category

  9. General Gov’t Expenditure Trend

  10. Changes in Employee Staffing Over Past Two Years

  11. History of Local and State Funds for Education *As Approved during regular budget process

  12. The Value of a Penny in Terms of Local Tax Revenue

  13. What Has Impacted the Budget?

  14. Unemployment Rates

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  16. State Revenue Update • FY12 Revenues finished $129.2M (0.8%) above forecast • FY13 Total Revenue Growth needs to be 2.9% to achieve the official estimate • As of the first quarter of FY13, total revenues increased only 1.3% however • Total Revenues are back to FY08 levels Revenue Update – A Briefing for the 2012 VACO Conference

  17. FY11 FY12 FY13 Cuts Again FY10 and FY11 Budget Reductions FY09 (3) Reductions in Local Funding State Funding

  18. Localities and Tax Rates

  19. Real Estate Tax Rates

  20. Personal Property Tax Rates

  21. What Has Impacted the Budget? • Continued recessionary factors • Local tax revenue dropped and is now “flat” • Interest revenue is nearly non-existent • Reduced State funding…fiscal pressures pushed down to local governments • Increases in VRS and life insurance rates • Inflationary factors • No local tax increase since FY08

  22. What Has Impacted the Budget? • In FY2013 • Regional Jail • Equity Payment $909,098 • Per Diem additional payment $94,060 • Aid-to-the Commonwealth $154,863

  23. FY13 Budget When Adopted Difference between Projected Revenue and Expenditures ($624,706) Thus… Potential Budget Gap

  24. What We See Now at the Local Level

  25. Department of Social ServicesCase Load Based on Calendar Year

  26. Service Authority Connections Connections are still below normal for average of 1998 –2007; Water Connections averaged 73 and Wastewater averaged 24. Based on Calendar Year

  27. Building Safety & Inspections Based on Calendar Year

  28. Zoning Permits Based on Calendar Year

  29. Site Plans Based on Calendar Year

  30. Emergency Services Call Volume

  31. Fund Balance

  32. FY 2011-2012 Review Handout and Board Discussion

  33. FY 12-13 Year-To-Date Revenues and Expenditures Review Handout and Board Discussion

  34. What We See Looking Ahead at the FY14 Budget

  35. Strategic Direction Established by the BOS • Planning Retreat September 2012 • Core Vision for the year 2022 • (6) 10-Year aspirations established • Natural/historic resources • Economic development • Rural character • Responsive governing process • Infrastructure • Effective County services • Resulting in 34 specific goals

  36. County’s Five-Year CIP FY18 under development at the time of this presentation

  37. Amherst County Financial Analysis

  38. Amherst County Financial Analysis

  39. Anticipated FY14 Budget Changes

  40. Anticipated FY14 Budget Changes

  41. Anticipated FY14 Budget Changes

  42. Anticipated FY14 Budget Changes

  43. Anticipated FY14 Budget Changes

  44. Anticipated FY14 Budget Changes

  45. Anticipated FY14 Budget Changes

  46. Anticipated FY14 Budget Changes

  47. Outstanding Issues The School Board will not consider a proposed budget until February, with work sessions to follow. Therefore, the local request for school funding is not known at this time.

  48. Outstanding Issues • 2013 General Assembly action???? • Budget adjustments? • Unfunded mandates? • Economic development plan pending • What funding will be required from the County? • Unexpended bond proceeds • What additional funding, if any, will be required from the County to finish project(s)? • Real estate assessment underway • Social Services space needs • Vacant County property use/disposition

  49. Outstanding Issues • Train Depot project • Fire/Rescue Station? • Human Resources & Personnel Policy Manual • Engineering/Project Management • Highway needs not fully funded by VDOT • Capital projects identified in CIP • Energy efficiency project • Storm Water Management Regulations • Radio purchases for Public Safety and County needs

  50. Personnel and Departmental Issues • Number of personnel has decreased despite expectation for services and new regulations. • Adequate funding is lacking for continuing education, professional development, and succession planning. • HR Action Plan will identify recommendations. • Departments have held the line on expenditure requests for five years. Leaves little flexibility and forward thinking.