GOLF COURSE FUND

TOWN OF OCEAN CITY

FISCAL YEAR 2022 ADOPTED BUDGET

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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 increase $61,948 for FY 22. Admissions Tax revenue for Eagle’s Landing is expected to remain at $50,000. A portion of the irrigation funds received from Worcester County have been recognized to offset EDU charges for FY 22. 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 22.

PERSONNEL CHANGES:

Eight full-time positions are included in this budget. A step increase effective January 1, 2022 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 $11.75 per hour were implemented in FY 21. Minimum wage will increase to $12.50 per hour on January 1, 2022. Pay increases as a result of minimum wage increases total $14,395 for the Golf Course. No additional hours were requested for part-time positions. Allocations for retiree health and retirement increase, while the allocation for worker’s compensation decreases.

CHANGES IN OPERATIONS:

Contracted Services include building & equipment maintenance, advertising and credit card fees. Replacement of the clubhouse windows has been included at $25,175. Greater Ocean City Golf Association fees have been budgeted at $38,008. Advertising has been budgeted at $58,500, 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 increase as attendance at the PGA Merchandise Show has been included for the Golf Pro and the Golf Industry Show has been included for the golf Superintendent. The golf car lease was renegotiated in FY 19 and is included at $101,124. GPS was included in the lease. Supplies & Materials increase $21,170. A replacement greens topdresser and a fertilizer spreader were included in FY 22 at $20,200. Costs are anticipated to increase for chemicals, fertilizer, sand and seed. Maintenance supplies are budgeted at $218,000, 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 $197,507 of the Golf Course budget, and are expected to decrease slightly from FY 21. Energy costs are budgeted to decrease slightly, and Worcester County will reimburse the Town for the irrigation pump station electric. Costs for vehicle fuel are anticipated to decrease in FY 22. Intragovernmental allocations for radio equipment, insurance, IT and General Overhead increase, while the allocation for vehicle lease decreases. A replacement bunker rake and a replacement greens mower were included in Vehicle Trust.