TOWN OF OCEAN CITY

FISCAL YEAR 2020 ADOPTED BUDGET

GOLF COURSE FUND

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BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:

 

REVENUE CHANGES:

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. Revenue estimates have been made conservatively for FY 20, but include an allowance for rounds that could be gained due to the closure of Bay Club. Admissions Tax revenue for Eagle’s Landing is expected to decrease slightly. A portion of the funds received from Worcester County have been recognized to offset EDU charges for FY 20.  Miscellaneous revenue includes revenue from golf camps and clinics as well as reimbursement from Worcester County for irrigation expenses.  A transfer from the General Fund of $233,000 will fund repairs to the cart path bridges.

 

PERSONNEL CHANGES:

Eight full-time positions are included in this budget. A step increase effective January 1, 2020 has been included for all eligible employees. Replacement of one long-term employee resulted in savings in full-time salaries. 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 were implemented in FY 19. Wage increases due to the increase in minimum wage to $11/hour have also been included. No additional hours were requested for part-time positions. Allocations for group insurance, retiree health and retirement increase, while the allocations for worker’s compensation and unemployment decrease for this department.

 

CHANGES IN OPERATIONS:

Contracted Services include building & equipment maintenance, advertising and credit card fees. HVAC replacement, replacement of the garage door on the beverage cart storage area and a replacement kitchen fan were funded in FY 19. No similar repairs have been included in FY 20. Greater Ocean City Golf Association fees have been budgeted at $35,000. 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 $6,454. Training and travel costs decrease as attendance at the PGA Merchandise Show has not been included. The Golf Course Superintendent’s national conference has been included to maintain certification. An allowance for bridge repairs included at $12,995 in FY 19 has been deleted. The golf car lease was renegotiated in FY 19 and is included at $101,124. GPS was included in the lease. Supplies & Materials increase $10,610. A replacement greens roller has been included at $15,200. Costincreases in chemicals, fertilizer, sand and seed are anticipated to increase 2%. Maintenance supplies are budgeted at $217,000, 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 $197,238 of the Golf Course budget, and are expected to decrease fromFY 19, with a corresponding reduction in revenue. Energy costs are budgeted to increase slightly, but Worcester County will reimburse the Town for the irrigation pump station electric. Costs forvehicle fuel are anticipated to increase in FY 20. Intragovernmental allocations for insurance and IT decrease, while the allocations for general overhead and vehicle lease increase. A fairway mower has been included in the Vehicle Trust Fund. Bridge repairs have been included in capital outlay at $233,000.