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Title: Presentation to the Caroline County Board of Supervisors


1
Caroline County 2010-11 Budget
  • Presentation to the Caroline County Board of
    Supervisors
  • February 23, 2010

2
All-America City Recipient
3
Still Growing, Despite the Economy
  • 2009 population 28,245
  • 2008 population 27,942
  • 2000 Census 22,121
  • 2010 Census activity underway. Kickoff was held
    Tuesday, February 16 at Food Lion Plaza in
    Bowling Green

4
Were Still Growing (cont)..
  • Unemployment is 9.6 percent.
  • Only City of Fredericksburg is higher.
  • Record number of people utilizing the Department
    of Social Services.

5
And Just When You Thought It Couldnt Get Any
Worse..
  • State has to make up a 2 Billion shortfall.
  • Governor Kaine proposed a Caboose Budget that
    contains 514,842 worth of reductions for
    Caroline County.
  • The Caboose Budget joins with Governor
    McDonnells Budget for General Assembly
    consideration.

6
Couldnt Get Any Worse (cont)
  • Recordation Taxes projected to be down 42 percent
    or approximately 140,000
  • Reductions in reimbursements from the Comp Board
    for Constitutional Offices - 415,586
  • Reductions in Grant Reimbursements - 83,135

7
Couldnt Get Any Worse (cont.)
  • Reductions in Electoral Board reimbursements -
    8,000
  • Forcing Localities to pick up costs for DMV data
    related to personal property - 5,000
  • Discussions are that reductions could be even
    worse than what is on the table.

8
Dealing with Now and Then.
  • Revenue shortfall in current years budget could
    reach 300,000 tied to Caboose Budget.
  • Last year, County government reduced all budgets
    15 percent, except for Public Education Filled
    only necessary positions restructured capital
    program and employees took six furlough days.
  • Downsized employee base by six positions.

9
Rebuilding Fund Balance
  • Good strategy from 2000-2004.
  • Housing industry never met projections beginning
    in 2005.
  • General Fund loaned the Utility Fund 5 million.
  • Fund Balance has not recovered.

10
Countys Debt Amount..
  • 27,054,606 General Fund
  • 33,650,994 Public Schools
  • 20,723,800 Utility Fund
  • 3,281,477 Dawn
  • 6,000,000 Revenue Anticipation Note for
    cash flow.
  • Proposed budget pays back 6,646,013 in debt
    retirement.

11
Uncertain County Revenue Picture..
  • Collection of Permits, Fees and Licenses Down
    190,000.
  • Revenue from Use of Money and Property Down
    85,000.
  • Recovered Costs Down 185,000.

12
Uncertain Revenue Picture (cont.)
  • Real property tax rate proposed to stay the same
    at 0.53 x 100.
  • Reassessment underway that costs the County
    200,000.
  • Budget proposed on the BOS equalizing the tax
    rate in line with property reappraisal.

13
Uncertain Revenue Picture (cont.).
  • Dominion Power project additional 600,000 in
    Public Corporation taxes.
  • Proposed is a five percent increase in user rates
    for utility customers that would generate
    320,000 for the Utility Fund.
  • Utility Debt will continue to be paid by the
    General Fund.

14
Increased Fixed Costs..
  • Matching premium payments for employee health
    insurance - 121,000.
  • Picking up contributions to retirement and life
    insurance - 165,000.
  • Increases in General Property expenses with more
    buildings on line.

15
Increased Fixed Costs (cont.)..
  • Increases to Regional Correctional Institutions -
    217,605.
  • Proposal is 100,000 less than requested by the
    institutions.

16
Proposed Reductions to Meet Revenue Shortfalls.
  • Decrease personnel costs through attrition,
    reductions in force and across-the-board salary
    reductions - 995,000 in savings.
  • This includes a reduction of 14 full-time
    positions.

17
Proposed Reductions to Meet Revenue Shortfall
(cont.)
  • Across-the-board salary reductions would include
    one percent for those employees making 40,000 or
    less and two percent for those employees making
    over 40,000.
  • Other reductions include
  • Contributions to outside agencies - 57,500.

18
Proposed Reductions to Meet Revenue Shortfalls
(cont.)..
  • 2. Elimination of Summer Jobs Program - 10,000
    savings.
  • 3. Closing of the Cannery - 17,000 savings.
  • 4. Reduction to County Health Department -
    27,000 savings.

19
Proposed Reductions to Meet Revenue Shortfalls
(cont.)..
  • 5. Reducing hours at certain Solid Waste
    Convenience sites - 95,000 savings.

20
Revamped Capital Program.
  • General Fund Projects
  • Repairs to Knuckleboom Truck - 60,000.
  • Repairs to Fire Engine for Port Royal - 60,000.
  • Roof replacement at Public Works Building -
    13,000.

21
Revamped Capital Program (cont.).
  • Victory Park - 75,000.
  • Utility Fund Projects
  • Rappahannock River Permitting - 462,500.
  • Interim Water Plan - 554,500.
  • Expansion of Wastewater Treatment Plant - 2
    million.

22
Revamped Capital Program (cont.)
  • Utility Equipment - 140,000.

23
Efficiencies in Fire and Rescue
  • Proposed Budget relieves volunteer companies from
    using their own money to fund operations.
  • Some financial functions moved directly under the
    Chiefs supervision.
  • Volunteer funds directed to companies answering
    the most calls.

24
2010-11 Budget Summary
  • Overall Budget - 89,188,378 4.3 percent more
    than FY 2010.
  • Operating Budget - 85,956,378 0.5 percent more
    than FY 2010.
  • General Fund Budget - 34,565,856 0.3 percent
    less than FY 2010.

25
Education
  • Proposed local share is 10,900,000 - 442,281
    less than FY 2010.
  • Composite Index requires Caroline County to fund
    at least 10,600,000.
  • School Board Budget presentation scheduled for
    March 9.

26
General Fund Transfers..
  • Debt Retirement - 1,889,904
  • Social Services - 407,073
  • Public School Division - 10,900,000
  • Comprehensive Services Act - 405,356
  • Dedicated Revenue from Personal Property Tax -
    1,574,999

27
Human Resources.
  • Budget funds 173 full-time and 60 part-time
    employees. This is 13 fewer full-time positions
    than in FY 2010.
  • Proposal to establish County Attorney as an
    employee rather than a contracted service.

28
Public Utilities.
  • Operations will continue to be self-supporting
    with this Budget proposal.
  • County receives approximately 20,000 per month
    to provide water to Lake Caroline.
  • Also restored is 62,000 to provide water and
    sewer to VDOT rest stop on I-95.

29
Conclusion
  • County now realizing the financial nightmare of
    the state and financial scenes.
  • Deep reductions in revenue are off-set by deep
    cuts in personnel and salary reductions.
  • Takes staffing back to near 2006-07 levels.

30
Conclusion (cont.)..
  • General Assembly actions will likely not make
    financial conditions any better, but could make
    them worse.
  • Budget proposals could be moved up before July 1
    in order to make up 300,000 shortfall in this
    years Budget.

31
Thanks!
  • To Fran Hatcher, Director of Finance, for putting
    the Budget document together.

32
Questions and Comments!
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