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Proposed Operating and Capital Biennium Budget Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 May 19, 2009 County of Greenville... At Your Service"

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1 Proposed Operating and Capital Biennium Budget Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 May 19, 2009 County of Greenville... At Your Service"

2 Preparation of Biennium Budget Extremely Challenging Declining national and state economy Declining national and state economy Loss of fees collected by areas related to real estate & property development Loss of fees collected by areas related to real estate & property development Reduction in Local Government Fund allocation used to support state mandated operations Reduction in Local Government Fund allocation used to support state mandated operations Escalating utility costs Escalating utility costs Fluctuating fuel costs Fluctuating fuel costs

3 Steps Taken in FY2009 To Position Us for FY 2010/2011 Positions eliminated Positions eliminated Vacant positions frozen Vacant positions frozen Overtime limited Overtime limited Fleet size reduced Fleet size reduced Energy saving measures implemented Energy saving measures implemented Training and Travel suspended Training and Travel suspended Expenditures limited to essentials Expenditures limited to essentials

4 Actions Taken Preparing FY2010/2011 Biennium Budget Services inventoried and individual budgets reviewed in an effort to: Services inventoried and individual budgets reviewed in an effort to: –Streamline services –Reduce unnecessary expenses –Realign resources Reviewed all Funds for possible transfers Reviewed all Funds for possible transfers Minimized increases in General Fund operating accounts Minimized increases in General Fund operating accounts

5 Proposed Budget Fiscal Years 2010 & 2011 Fiscal Year 2010$197,397,987 Fiscal Year 2011$198,791,430 Total Biennium$396,189,417

6 Proposed Biennium Budget Summarized by Fund $396,189, ,397,987 FY2010 $197,397,987 FY2011 $198,791,430

7 Proposed Biennium Budget is Financially Sound Continues to Provide Services Expected by Citizens/Users Without Tax Increase Meets Standards Necessary to Maintain Our Triple A Bond Ratings Addresses Priorities and Goals identified by Council Increases Sheriff, EMS, and Detention Center Personnel Funds $18 million Road Improvement Program Maintains Adequate Reserves Provides Competitive Compensation and Benefits

8 Budget Proposal Meets Councils Priorities and Goals 1.Infrastructure: traffic congestion, storm water management 2.Public Safety: reducing crime, lowering EMS response times, managing detention center population 3.Economic Development: enhancing workforce quality, increasing jobs, reducing illegal immigration 4.Comprehensive Planning: completing the Comp Plan 5.Fiscal Condition: maintain quality of service and the Triple A bond ratings 6.Public Transit: increase usage of public transportation 7.Employment Diversity

9 Highlights 5 deputy positions will be added in FY2010 and 5 more deputy positions in FY2011 Funds to provide 5 additional detention officer positions in each biennium year Funding for 8 additional positions in EMS 1 additional position will be added to the Planning Department Even with these additions, overall net funded positions decreased by 11 positions

10 Highlights $600,000 per year for Neighborhood drainage improvement projects $600,000 per year for Neighborhood drainage improvement projects $5.4 million per year for flood hazard mitigation program $5.4 million per year for flood hazard mitigation program $9.4 million per year for the road program $9.4 million per year for the road program $700,000 per year for assisting the municipal road programs. $700,000 per year for assisting the municipal road programs.

11 Highlights Funding for Economic Development including $100,000 for Upstate Alliance and $1.44 million for GADC over the biennium budget Funding for Economic Development including $100,000 for Upstate Alliance and $1.44 million for GADC over the biennium budget Increased funding for GTA/Greenlink from $288,662 to $355,000 per year Increased funding for GTA/Greenlink from $288,662 to $355,000 per year

12 Highlights 3.0% salary adjustment for FY2010 and 3.0% for FY % salary adjustment for FY2010 and 3.0% for FY2011 Health and dental rates to remain at FY2009 level Health and dental rates to remain at FY2009 level Includes $750,000 for FY2010 and $1 million in FY2011 for vehicle replacements Includes $750,000 for FY2010 and $1 million in FY2011 for vehicle replacements Grants matching funds of $200,000 per year Grants matching funds of $200,000 per year Operating appropriations held at current levels with exception of fuel, vehicle, and utility costs Operating appropriations held at current levels with exception of fuel, vehicle, and utility costs

13 General Fund Resources Fifty-six percent of budgeted revenues derived from ad valorem taxes Fifty-six percent of budgeted revenues derived from ad valorem taxes Even with a $4 million reduction, Intergovernmental revenues account for sixteen percent Even with a $4 million reduction, Intergovernmental revenues account for sixteen percent County office fees and fines generate nineteen percent of budget revenue County office fees and fines generate nineteen percent of budget revenue Other miscellaneous revenue sources make up the remaining eight percent Other miscellaneous revenue sources make up the remaining eight percent

14 General Fund Revenues

15 General Fund Expenditures

16 Fund Balance Projection

17 Capital Projects Included in FY 2010 & 2011 Biennium Budget Information Technology Information Technology –Replacement of aging equipment –Enhancements to operating systems and GIS Facility Projects Facility Projects –Carpet replacement at the Courthouse –Magistrate office consolidation Road Program Road Program –$9.4 million per year for roads –The $18.8 million completes the Prescription for Progress program.

18 Proprietary Funds ENTERPRISE FUND BIENNIUM BUDGET $42,489,201 FY2010 $21,569,478 FY2011 $20,919,723 INTERNAL SERVICE FUND BIENNIUM BUDGET $59,728,416 FY2010 $28,942,536 FY2011 $30,785,880

19 May 191 st Reading – FY10 and FY11 Ord.s May 21Budget Workshop May 28Budget Workshop June 22 nd Reading – FY10 and FY11 Ords. June 163 rd Reading/Public Hearing – FY10 Ord. Aug. 43 rd Reading/Public Hearing – FY11 Ord Budget Adoption Process

20 Biennium Budget Summary No Tax Increase Meets Triple A Bond Rating Requirements Addresses Councils Priorities and Goals Adds Additional Personnel in Public Safety Area Addresses Infrastructure, Facility, and Technology Capital Needs Maintains Adequate Reserves to Navigate Through Uncertain Economic Times


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