General Questions from Citizens
|1||1-9||What are property tax assumptions? Shows taxes at $4.3888, Motion approves $4.2865?|
|2||--||What were the final Actual Salaries of all Ashland City employees what retired between 2012 and 2017?|
|3||--||CIP rates and fees, where do they come from? Do we pay them now or are they levied on us once the project is authorized. Do citizens have a vote?|
|4||--||What is a Transportation SDC and where do I find it in the budget? Water SDC? What is the source?|
|5||--||Central Services fund has a $1.667 million “Operating Transfer In” and significant increase in Administrative Services. Has this been explained to you?|
|6||--||Restricted funds do not appear, over stating Unappropriated Ending Fund Balance. Where are they, please see page 4-10in BN15-17.|
|7||--||Working capital carry forward dropping into large negative territory, with projections of huge tax, fines, etc. I’d like to see practical realistic future projection.|
|8||--||Looking at cash reserves the funds appear to go negative driven by expenses, it would be prudent to start dealing with this problem now. What is the plan?|
|9||--||What is the present value of the fully loaded compensation for one Full Time equivalent?|
|10||1-21||What is the cause of increase in Administration from $2.4 million to $20.6 in BN17-19?|
|11||1-21||Same Question for Administrative Services and Administrative Services – Non Operating?|
|12||1-21||Public works is on a tear increasing from $22.1 million to $116.6 Million? Is this all capital projects, can the city separate Operations from Capital Projects?|
|13||1-22||How and why do we see an increase in fine and forfeitures? From $410k to $857?|
|14||--||Is there a Bond debt ceiling?|
|15||1-3||Any position reclassifications? Why?|
|16||1-6||CLEP no FTE not in budget how to pay for expense?|
|17||1-7||PERS, only states the change what is the total PERS expense? Forecast?|
|18||1-7||Forgivable loan? What is the impact on General Fund Balance?|
|19||1-8||The City does not generate $23.9 million and the current ad valorem tax is not $4.3888 to the General Fund.
Current authorized is $10,649,903 (Table 4a SAL, prepared 10/3/2016)
If 95% is realized = $10,117,407 or $20,234,814
Shortfall of $3,665,186
What is impact on Fund Balance? With Restricted Funds?
|Revenues please explain forecast and budget increases BN17-19?
Please see page 3-5
Property taxes increase $1.7 million - 9.02%
Electrical User tax increase $592,471 - 9.9%
Franchises increase $713,690 – 11.22%
Hotel/motel increase $651,090 – 12.4%
Where is food and beverage?
Fire and Rescue increase $480,650
|21||1-22||Charges for service increase to $122 million please provide forecast spreadsheet?|
|22||1-24||BN17-19 projected $1.1 million in uncollected, why so high?|
|23||1-27||Why new wastewater debt of $1.8 million after voter approved reallocation of F&B?|
|24||2-3||BN 15 - 17 Approved budget is $18,749,461 we approved $16,427,260
Personnel Service increased $100,200, please provide details?
Material and Supplies increased $2,221,898 please provide details?
|25||2-3||Where are resources? Please see any Program section for BN15-17. No resources by program.|
|26||2-3||BN 17 - 19 Additional expenses over BN15-17 please explain.
a. PS increase $90,998 = 5.1%, any position changes?
b. MS increase another $1,805,835 = 12.15%
|27||2-3||In 4 years the budget has increased at a very aggressive rate, what is reason?
PS Budget increase $191,198 = 5.1%
b. MS $4,027,721 = 31.87%
|28||2-7||Metrics for Economic Development, pgs. 2 – 7
What are contracted service for?
What are the accomplishments?
|29||2-7||Source of RVTV funding – where do I find it?|
|30||2-8||Parking Program – Resources?|
|31||2-11||Contractual Service going from $75K to $180,000 –|
|32||2-2||Any vacancies or position reclassifications?|
|33||2-3||Which programs are general fund?|
|34||2-3||Which programs are Central Series Fund?|
|35||2-13||Total Resources – $357,437 – Total cost $944,095. Impact of transfer to County court system?|
|36||2-15||How many FTE’s? Vacancies? Contractual Services - $300,000 ?|
|37||2-16||Resources? How many FTE’s? Vacancies? Performance Metrics?|
|38||2-24||Any vacancies or reclassifications? What was FTE classification comparison BN15-17 to BN17-19?|
|39||2-25||What are the resources? Not shown by program. please refer to BN15-17 page 3-36|
|40||How much did the Central Services fund increase between BN15-17 and BN17-19?|
|41||2-25||What is included in Capital Outlay, no details present, total of $2,571,545?|
|42||2-25||Is the $500,000 Financial Software package included? Please provide details.|
|43||2-25||Any Tyler Munis purchase cost above the $213,489 licensing fees?|
|44||2-25||Parks increase from $9,560,000 to $10,601,000 at 10.8 percent increase, what is this for?|
|46||2-19||What are the program resources? How much in Central Service Charges? How much revenue?|
|47||2-23||Where is AFN in this budget?|
|48||2-23||Where is AFN debt service?|
|49||2-23||With Debt Service how much surplus revenue is generated?|
|50||2-23||605 Contractual Services is over $1 million per year. What is the detail?|
|51||2-40||What are the resources?|
|From Attachment||Showing 37.25Ftes
2015-17 budget for personal services = $9,861K
2017-19 budget=$11,167K a 13% increase. This is not as significant as it should be given they are adding 5 people. either earlier budget is too high (check against actual which I do not have) or budget for this biennium is too low. Given PERS, health care and 5 guys it should be more.
Misc. charges and fees ($1.6M) are high but there are no contractual services $. Why?
602 rental repair and maintenance is way down $221 K projected vs. $613 last budget and $528k actual, preiously.
Fire and Rescue
|52||2-45||What are the resources?|
17-19 budget is missing:
Where are comparative performance metrics?
Did the Department achieve the metrics in BN15-17?
No revenue sources – where is the detail of resources?
Where is detail on personnel Services? Budget represents $338,945 per FTE? this is for biennium not per year. Only $169M/yr.
Is there built in overtime? How much? Enough to fund 3 FTE mid-cycle.
Where is actual revenues and expenditures for 15-17?
How can you make decisions without this information?
Goal of 5 minutes - 80 percent of time, 2013 was 49%
Last BN $4.1 million from EMS billing. Do not see actual nor budget.
Total expenditures increased $3.4 million in 6 year. Need detail.
Last BN 3 FTEs were hired mid-cycle, Dept. states they need 3 more.
Fringe accounts for 63 percent of Salaries.
Hope you have some new actual numbers. A lot of these points ask about actuals. I don't have anything since 6/30/16.
Question regarding callouts? When and for what? I believe, but don’t know that most calls are for EMT service. Given these are for "old People" they may be grouped more. There was comment made about having another organization perform ambulance service. Status?
Request for training facility is understandable but , to my mind , overreach. Economic justification missing. Inconvenient sure but...
Back to added personnel. The headcount table does not include the requested 3 firemen but the identified department requests do, and the budget amounts suggest that those men are hidden in there. I don't understand why they don't come out and put them in the fte count ---- open and transparent.
Misc. charges and fees are large numbers - what are they? approx. $3M for biennium.
|53||2-102||What are the resources?|
Recreation and Parks
|54||2-119||What are the resources?|
|Will provide tonite|
|55||Why are we putting in new systems if there is not cost savings? What will be the impact on personnel?|
Additional questions from Citizens Receive over the weekend
|Health insurance Fund|
|56||What’s up with internal loan covering self insurance? That $500,000 should have been built into the budget? What happens if loan is not made?|
|57||1-27||Wastewater increase of debt $1.8 million?|