TOWN OF OCEAN CITY
FISCAL YEAR 2021 PROPOSED 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. Revenue estimates increase $43,997 for FY 21. Admissions Tax revenue for Eagle’s Landing is expected to increase $4,527. A portion of the funds received from Worcester County have been recognized to offset EDU charges for FY 21. Miscellaneous revenue includes revenue from golf camps and clinics as well as reimbursement from Worcester County for irrigation expenses. No transfer from the General Fund is necessary in FY 21. An anticipated surplus of $14,473 has been set aside as a contingency for future capital projects.
Eight full-time positions are included in this budget. A step increase effective January 1, 2021 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 to $11.00 per hour were implemented in FY 20. Minimum wage will increase to $11.75 per hour on January 1, 2021. Pay increases as a result of minimum wage increases total $16,517 for the Golf Course. No additional hours were requested for part-time positions. Allocations for group insurance and retirement increase, while the allocations for worker’s compensation, unemployment, and retiree health decrease for this department.
CHANGES IN OPERATIONS:
Contracted Services include building & equipment maintenance, advertising and credit card fees. Replacement of the HVAC system serving the dining room and a replacement irrigation well pump have been included in FY 21 at a total cost of $20,100. Greater Ocean City Golf Association fees have been budgeted at $38,008. Advertising has been budgeted at $60,188, and includes a contract with 121 Marketing at $9,588 and Google ads at $14,500. Payment to Worcester County for septic service has been included at $6,311. 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. The golf car lease was renegotiated in FY 19 and is included at $101,124. GPS was included in the lease. Supplies & Materials decrease $15,070. A replacement greens roller was included in FY 21 at $15,200. Costs are anticipated to increase for chemicals, fertilizer, sand and seed. 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 $198,866 of the Golf Course budget, and are expected to increase from FY 20, with a corresponding increase in revenue. Energy costs are budgeted to increase slightly, but Worcester County will reimburse the Town for the irrigation pump station electric. Costs for vehicle fuel are anticipated to decrease in FY 21. Intragovernmental allocations for radio equipment, insurance and IT increase, while the allocations for general overhead and vehicle lease decrease. A replacement beverage cart and a Ventrac mower were included in Vehicle Trust.