Tuesday, March 22, 2016

2017 Budget idea # 2

The following budget increases are from the 2017  budget draft.
   
Department                           Increase              % change

115 --- Insurance                 $ 4,431.00                + 3.6 %
Police insurance still in general gov.

120 --- Legal                           0                           0
We are now spending $50,000 dollars a year in legal.

135 --- Technology              $55,173.00                + 35.18 %

200 --- Police                    $ 61,023.00                 + 4.40 %

202 --- Dispatchers            $ 22,026.00                 +6.46 %

210 --- Total Public Saf.    $96,913.00                   +4.3 %

305 --- Public Works is up significantly but almost all of it is
            "Paving", MDOT matching funds and Culverts. This increase is misleading.

405 --- Recreation Dep.   $43,487.00                    +11.13 %

410 --- Library                $19,838.00                     +8.38 % 

700 --- Economic Dev.    $11,327.00                     +11.96 %

The largest increase is in the public safety dept. that wants
$96,913.00 dollars more this year.  Of that huge increase the
Police and Dispatchers account for $83,049.00 dollars. 

Insurance,Technology and Public Works increases are understandable and appear to be unavoidable.

We may want to investigate large increases in the Rec. Dep. and the Economic Dev. Departments

The inflation rate last year was only .0012% why are some of our departments asking for 4% to 12% increases


Respectfully
Joe Hill