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Published on January 2, 2008

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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 Department 5.5 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 Administration:  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 Development Services Fund – Those General Fund Functions Related to Serving Development – Funded by Development Fees:  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 Revenue to Base Budget:  Development Services Revenue to Base Budget 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 Slide54:  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

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