DISCLAIMER

 

07-082-O  AS AMENDED

 

ORDINANCE NO. __________


AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2008 APPROPRIATION MONIES FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUNDS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

BY COUNCILOR STEWART:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

     Section 1. That in accordance with Section 58 of the 1912 Home Rule Charter of the city of Duluth, and all amendments thereof and laws supplementary thereto, and for the fiscal year beginning January 1 and ending December 31, 2008, the city council hereby budgets, determines and states the amount of money required to meet the principal and interest of maturing obligations comprising the outstanding indebtedness of such city; the amounts of money necessary to be provided for each such fund and each department of such city; and estimates the amount of income from all other sources and revenues, exclusive of taxes upon property, together with the probable amount required to be levied and raised by taxation to defray all expenses and obligations of such city during such fiscal year.

     That the monies as so budgeted and hereinafter set forth shall be paid upon the presentation of properly verified vouchers bearing thereon the budget distribution for which such expenditures are to be charged in accordance with the detailed classification of accounts and the explanatory information of such as set forth in ordinance in effect governing same, excepting, however, payments for interest and sinking funds, which shall be paid in the manner set forth in Section 53 of the City Charter.

     That any monies received by the several city departments as reimbursement for damages or repairs to city property or work done for others and not anticipated in the original budget may be credited to and added to the appropriate budget item upon approval by the administrative assistant or his designee.

     That use of general fund balance that has been designated for a specific purpose in a prior year, must be approved by the city council if used for a purpose other than what has been specified.

     That grants which have been approved by the appropriate state or federal agency and accepted by resolution of the city council may be added to the respective budget items upon approval of the finance director.

     Section 2. That the finance director be authorized to approve the payments of $3,942,400 from the gas and steam public utility funds to the general fund for administrative services; comprised of $3,375,600 or seven percent of the gross revenues of the gas utility fund to the general fund; and $100,000 from public utility steam fund to the general fund.

     Section 3. That the mayor or the administrative assistant or his designees may make transfers from budget item to budget item as may be considered necessary for the proper administration of the city government for the year. However, the total of any transfers to or from any budget item in excess of ten percent of the appropriation therefore as herein made shall be made only upon approval of the city council. For the purpose of the Section, the term budget item shall mean the amount appropriated to the various funds delineated as fixed charges in the budget summary, the accounts numbered 010 through the 700 series shall each be considered budget items within the general fund, as defined in Chapter 8, Section 54 of the City Charter, and the accounts numbered 510 in the water division, 520 in the gas division, 530 in the sewer division, 535 in the stormwater division, 540 in the steam division, 503 in the golf division, and 505 in the parking division.

     Section 4. That the salaries shall be in accordance with the pay plan in effect as provided by Section 22 of the City Charter, as amended.

     Section 5. That the city auditor may create or abolish an accounting fund when required by law or proper accounting procedures.

     Section 6. That the finance director, or his designee, be authorized to make temporary loans to and from the city’s various funds as needed in the conduction of the day-to-day operations of the city.

     Section 7. That the appropriations as set forth in this section constitutes the budget of the city of Duluth for the calendar year of 2008.

010 - LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE

1101

City council - total

$ 149,700

1102

Mayor’s office - total

273,800

1103

Administrative assistant

1,042,100

1104

Attorney’s office - total

1,379,400

1105

Human rights office - total

213,900

 

Total legislative and executive

$3,058,900

 

015 - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

1512

City clerk - total

578,100

1514

Management information systems - total

1,548,500

1515

Facilities management - total

3,552,900

1516

Architect’s office

124,300

 

Total administrative services

$5,803,800

 

020 - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Urban development - total

$649,200

 

Total planning department

$649,200

 

030 - FINANCE

1321

Finance administration - total

$336,600

1322

City assessor’s office - total

804,500

1324

City auditor’s office - total

1,288,200

1325

Purchasing office - total

225,400

1327

City treasurer’s office - total

344,600

 

Total finance and records

$2,999,300

 

100 - FIRE DEPARTMENT

1501

Fire administration - total

$462,700

1502

Firefighting operations - total

14,244,500

1503

Fire prevention and training - total

409,300

1504

Building safety - total

1,895,100

 

Total fire department

$17,011,600

 

200 - POLICE DEPARTMENT

1610

Police admin and investigation - total

$6,417,200

1620

Police patrol division - total

 10,902,700

 

Total police department

$17,319,900

 

300 - LIBRARY

1702

Library services - total

$4,062,700

1703

Buildings and equipment - total

262,200

 

Total library

$4,324,900

 

400 - PARKS AND RECREATION

1812

Recreation and senior services - total

$1,513,500

1814

Zoo - total

1,064,500

 

Total parks and recreation

$2,578,000

 

500 - PUBLIC WORKS

1900

Director’s office - total

$43,000

1920

Maintenance - total

7,513,100

1930

Transportation engineering services - total

2,895,900

 

Total public works

$10,452,000

 

700 - TRANSFERS AND OTHER FUNCTIONS

 

Total transfers and other functions

 $16,795,700

 

PUBLIC ENTERPRISE

503

Golf fund - total

$1,851,200

505

Parking fund - total

$3,245,600

 

PUBLIC UTILITIES

510

Water fund - total

$11,051,800

520

Gas fund - total

54,587,100

530

Sewer fund - total

16,252,300

535

Stormwater fund - total

3,539,400

540

Steam fund - total

5,597,100

     Section 8. That the administrative assistant or his designee shall provide the council with a final budget report within three months of the end of the budget year setting forth the original approved and the modified budgets for each line item included in this ordinance and explaining in narrative form the reasons for any significant differences between the original approved and the modified budgets.

     Section 9. That the city will review all state and federal grants prior to acceptance to determine the program’s funding status. A statement should be included on each grant resolution outlining items such as whether the grant represents a one time revenue, an ongoing funding source, or a partial funding source with a local match required. The future fiscal impact of the program on the budget will be discussed prior to acceptance of the grant.

     The programs funded by state and federal grants shall be reduced or eliminated accordingly if state or federal revenues are reduced or eliminated and another funding source is not secure. Local funding will be available after a full review to determine whether the program should be continued.

     There shall be removed from the budget the $600,000 appropriated from community investment trust to housing investment fund in the 2008 other funds budget.

     Section 10. That this ordinance shall take effect January 1, 2008.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This ordinance establishes the city of Duluth budget and appropriates monies for the operation of city departments. Provisions of this ordinance are in conformance with the Duluth City Charter and Minnesota state law. The ordinance sets the 2008 budget for the city’s general fund, the five utility funds of water, gas, sewer, stormwater, and steam, and the golf fund. The budgets have been reviewed in a series of finance committee meetings over the past two months.