Oro Valley finance officials have given the town council a preview of the fiscal 2011 budget, a spending plan anticipated to come in balanced.
In a presentation on April 7, Finance Director Stacey Lemos presented the budget summary to the council. It includes no employee layoffs or voluntary resignations. It also includes no cost-of-living adjustments, raises or step-pay increases for town employees.
Lemos told the council the budget reflects reduced home building activity, with about 75 new single-family homes anticipated.
The spending plan shows an anticipated $3.7 million decrease in general fund spending, the portion of the budget that pays for most town departments.
The council has numerous budget sessions planned before the scheduled adoption on June 16.
The following are some projections from the proposed 2011 budget:
Revenue FY 2011 FY 2010
General fund $25.7M $27.9M
Highway Fund $3.7M $4.6M
Bed Tax $270,569 $563,693
Transit Fund $354,845 $684,544
Water Utility $14.1M $16.9M
FY 2011 FY 2010
Town Council $220,610 $237,012
Town Manager $974,477 $986,385
Town Clerk $378,168 $524,020
Human Res. $483,939 $488,000
Legal $842,547 $920,971
Court $754,507 $769,183
Police $11.4M $12.2M
Finance $727,279 $841,141
Parks $1.7M $1.9M
DIS* $2.7M $3.7M
Library $1.1M $1.2M
Total $25.7M $29.5M
* Development and Infrastructure Service (DIS) is the proposed new name for consolidated Building Safety, Public Works, and Planning and Zoning departments. The 2010 expenditure total comes from the departments' combined budgets.
Oro Valley budget meeting schedule
April 14: Town manager's recommended budget delivered to Finance and Bond Committee.
April 24: Town council budget session (Saturday).
April 28: Town council study session.
May 12: Town council study session.
May 26: Town council study session. *
June 2: Town council study session. *
June 16: Town council regular session. **
*Meetings tentatively scheduled.
**Regular session could include budget adoption.