TOWN OF OCEAN CITY
FISCAL YEAR 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET
GOLF COURSE FUND
Weekday and weekend rates were instituted for peak spring and fall seasons, and Talon Club and local rates were increased by $5 in FY 18. As a result of these changes, Golf Course revenue is expected to increase in FY 19. Admissions Tax revenue for Eagle’s Landing is expected to remain level. A portion of the funds received from Worcester County have been recognized to offset EDU charges for FY 19. Miscellaneous revenue includes revenue from golf camps and clinics as well as reimbursement from Worcester County for irrigation expenses.
Eight full-time positions are included in this budget. A step increase effective January 1, 2019 has been included for all eligible employees. Seasonal golf laborers, pro shop employees, concession workers and cart attendants are also employed by this division. Changes in the pay scale resulting from the increase in minimum wage from $9.25 to $10.10 per hour increase part-time salaries for the Golf Course by nearly $7,906. Pay increases resulting from changes to the pay table add an additional $3,793. Allocations for retiree health, pension and unemployment decrease for this department.
CHANGES IN OPERATIONS:
Contracted Services include building & equipment maintenance, advertising and credit card fees. HVAC replacement and replacement of the garage door on the beverage cart storage area have been funded. Greater Ocean City Golf Association fees have been budgeted at $35,000, a reduction of $13,338. Advertising has been budgeted at $54,688, and includes a contract with 121 Marketing at $9,588 and Google ads at $9,000. Payment to Worcester County for septic service has been included at $5,000. Training and travel costs increase slightly and include attendance at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and at the Golf Course Superintendent’s national conference. Bridge repairs have been budgeted at $12,995. The golf cart lease will be renegotiated in FY 19 and decreases from $6,205 to $6,160 per month. A GPS system will also be leased through EZGO at an annual cost of $27,216. Supplies & Materials increase $4,505, which is due to cost increases in chemicals, fertilizer, sand and seed. Maintenance supplies are budgeted at $219,500, which covers all chemicals, fertilizers, irrigation and landscaping supplies for the Golf Course. Purchases for Resale for the Golf Shop and the Golf Concession account for $209,198 of the Golf Course budget, and are budgeted to increase from FY 18, with a corresponding increase in revenue. Energy costs are budgeted to increase, but Worcester County will reimburse the Town for the irrigation pump station electric. Costs for vehicle fuel are anticipated to decrease in FY 19. Intragovernmental allocations for insurance and IT decrease, while the allocations for general overhead and vehicle lease decrease. Equipment approved in the Vehicle Trust Fund includes: a rotary mower, $24,250; a utility vehicle, $31,300; and a spray vehicle, $40,400.