Greg Caton, Town Manager said there would be presentations from four operational departments - Water Utility, Development and Infrastructure Services (DIS), Parks and Recreation and Police.
Philip Saletta, Water Utility Director, gave an overview of the following components of the Water Utility budget:
Impact Fee Funds
- Alternative Water Resources Development Impact Fee Fund
Revenues - $4,229,322
Expenditures - $2,606,098
- Potable Water Development System Development Impact Fee Fund
Revenues - $926,097
Expenditures - $743,576
- Revenues $13,811,350
- Expenditures $14,823,049*
*Difference would be made up through the use of the cash fund ending balance.
Following the presentation, there were questions and comments from Council regarding the Water Utility budget.
Paul Keesler, DIS Director, gave an overview of the following components of the DIS budget:
- Overall department budget was $10,138,697
- Impact on General Fund was $3,942,185
- $207,000 budgeted for General Plan Update
- $153,000 surplus in the Highway Fund
- $242,000 decrease in expenditures in the Stormwater Utility
- Increase in development activity
- Replacement of Permits Plus Program
- $1 million budgeted for Pavement Preservation Program
- Continuation of Community Betterment Program
- Stormwater project - Northern Avenue drainage improvements
- Infrastructure CIP projects
- Continuation of Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride Service
Following the presentation, there were questions and comments from Council regarding the DIS budget.
Kristy Diaz-Trahan, Parks and Recreation Director, gave an overview of the following Parks and Recreation budget highlights:
- Addition of half-time park maintenance worker
- Ball field fencing
- Town Hall courtyard
- Naranja Park restroom
- Naranja Park Master Plan
Cultural Resources Highlights
- Special Event Funding
- Ramada and iron entry sign at Steam Pump Ranch
Recreation, Trails & Planning
- Outside contractors
- Bicycle Education Program
- New recreation programming
- Concession stand
- Wireless notification
- Recreation pool cover
Following the presentation, there were questions and comments from Council regarding the Parks and Recreation budget.
Councilmember Zinkin suggested scheduling the Police Department presentation for a study session on April 24, 2013.
Mayor Hiremath requested that the funding for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce also be discussed at the April 24th study session.
Councilmember Garner requested that other department budgets and programs not covered be included for discussion at the April 24th study session.
Councilmember Snider requested that the April 24th study session be scheduled for approximately the same time.
Councilmember Zinkin did not favor the afternoon start for the study session.
The majority of Council preferred the 3:30 p.m. start time for the April 24th study session.