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CITY OF MERIDIAN FY09 BUDGET HEARING Mayor – Tammy de Weerd Council President – Charlie Rountree Council Vice President – David Zaremba Council – Keith.

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1 CITY OF MERIDIAN FY09 BUDGET HEARING Mayor – Tammy de Weerd Council President – Charlie Rountree Council Vice President – David Zaremba Council – Keith Bird Council – Joe Borton

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8 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 77% of the City’s General Fund personnel and operating budget. 65% of the General Fund revenue 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)

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17 Administration – Base increased 21% Fire - Base increased 10% Police – Base increased 3% Parks – Base increased 7%

18 Public Safety Makes up 37% of the entire City operating budget and 77% of the General Fund operating budget. Police – FY09 operating budget request - $10,331,665 (3.7% increase over original FY08) Fire – FY09 operating budget request - $7,247,264 (11.65% increase over original FY08) Establishing a Public Safety Capital Fund for Significant Capital Purchase – FY09 Addition - $292,738

19 POLICE DEPARTMENT Operating and Personnel budget request is 46% of total General Fund PC – OE FY08 Budget Request. FY09 Budget Enhancement Request totals $340,981 ($238,050 replacement capital)

20 Requested FY09 Enhancements for Police Department Specialty Assignment Pay (+$90,000) Criminal Investigations Division Administrative Assistant School Resource Officer Misc equipment – Faces contract

21 FIRE DEPARTMENT FY09 Operating and Personnel budget request is 31% of the Total General Fund PC – OE Budget Request. FY09 Enhancement Request totals $1,528,135

22 Requested FY09 Enhancements for Fire Department Aerial Ladder Truck $1,012,100 Increase Part-time Office Specialist to Full Time Small Fire Station #1 Remodel Firehouse Software Additional Module

23 PARKS and RECREATION DEPARTMENT FY09 Operating and Personnel budget request is 9% of the total General Fund PC – OE Budget Request. FY09 Enhancement Request totals $1,128,361. Parks Department 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.

24 Requested FY09 Enhancements for Parks and Recreation Department Hero Park Phase #3 - $790,856 Settler Park Village Square Phase #1- $150,000 Furnishings for Community Center – Small Shop Renovation – Storey Park Door Four Wheel Drive Truck and Snowplow – Turf Slicer City Hall and Downtown Holiday Decorations Heritage Ball Field Fence and Contribution to Meridian Middle School (School partnerships) Expand Adult Sports (matched by revenue) Tree Inventory Software and New Computer

25 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 FY09 Operating and Personnel Budget Request is 14% of the total General Fund PC – OE Budget Request. FY09 Budget Enhancement Request is $1,064,342

26 Requested FY09 Additions to Administration Personnel - $118,416 – Split with Other Funds HR Analyst IT Programmer Legal Receptionist

27 Requested FY09 Enhancements for Administration - $1,064,342 Enterprise Software - $847,452 Fiber build-out, IT Training Lab, Back-up Software, Web Consulting, Professional Services Human Resources, Professional Services Mayor Media Consultant Meridian Arts Commission City Clerk Records Management Software Small Amount of Travel for Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee Laptop CDBG Grant

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32 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 - $8.2 million between 2003 and 2007

33 Development Services Fund History Initially Building Department and Planning Department – Added Street Lights and Code Enforcement in FY02 and Removed them in FY08. Added Economic Development in FY04 In FY09 moved City dues like Treasure Valley Transit ($100,000) out of Planning to the General Fund FY09 Budgeted Possible Revenue Drop of $441,000 in General Fund

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36 Development Services Revenue to Base Budget

37 Development Services Fund FY09 Budget Enhancement Requests $33,169 Share of Legal Enhancements - $30,039. GIS License and Front Counter

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39 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.

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42 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 2.3% in the period June 2007 to June In contrast during the corresponding time period from 2006 to 2007 accounts increased about 5%.

43 Construction Revenue and Budgeted Capital Outlay Waterlines Sewer lines Wastewater Treatment Plan Lift Stations Wells Reservoirs

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46 Public Works Department – FY09 Budget Enhancement Request - $75,000 Storm Water Program

47 Water Department – FY09 Budget Enhancement Request - $3,328,237 Capital Investment - $1,500,000 Expand Radio Read Program - $183,600 Waterline Extension and Water Main Replacement - $660,000 Downtown Renewal - $250,000 Aquifer Blending - $150,000 Well Rehab - $150,000 Misc and Interfund Transfers - $334,637

48 Waste Water Treatment Plant – FY09 Budget Enhancement Request - $5,266,444 Capital Investment - $3,000,000 WWTP Chemicals - $307,000 Consulting - $150,000 Sewer Cleaning/Camera Crew - $757,457 Water Reuse - $378,000 Downtown Renewal - $125,000 Misc Sewer Line – WWTP projects - $344,350 Interfund Transfers - $204,637

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55 Prepared by the City of Meridian Department of Financial Management and Planning For More Information call City Hall at 888 – 4433, us at or check out our City of Meridian website at – Finance Department


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