TOWN OF OCEAN CITY
FISCAL YEAR 2019 PROPOSED BUDGET
PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Building Permit Revenue, the largest revenue generator in this division, has been budgeted at $925,000. Total revenue for this division is budgeted $36,000 higher than the FY 18 adopted budget. The Town contribution to funding of this division was $564,480 in FY 18, and has decreased to $457,400 in FY 19.
There are currently 12 full-time employees in these two divisions. In FY 09, there were 15. A part-time Office Associate position was converted to full-time in the FY 18 budget. Reclassification of the Zoning Analyst to a Zoning Analyst II has been funded. A step increase has been included effective January 1, 2019 for full-time employees. A part-time building inspector has been funded for eighteen weeks. Part-Time boardwalk enforcement has been included for fifteen hours/week for ten weeks. Group insurance, and the actuarial allocations for pension and retiree health all decrease for this division.
CHANGES IN OPERATIONS:
Contracted Services decreases $5,626. Legal services from the City attorney and for the boards account for $24,000 of this line item, and are projected to decrease $5,000 for FY 19. Credit card fees for the online permitting system, new in FY 15, are estimated at $8,000. Training costs are budgeted at $5,970 and include attendance at the American Association of Code Enforcement conference, and the National Hurricane conference. Training has also been included for Administrative training for Superion upgrades. Other items funded in Contracted Services include equipment maintenance, dues and advertising. Funding for the Ocean City Development Corporation has again been included. The City’s contribution continues to be $100,000 with an anticipated $100,000 contribution from Worcester County. Vehicle fuel, parts and labor costs are anticipated to increase slightly for this division. Fuel costs are budgeted at the actual number of gallons used in FY 17. Intragovernmental allocations for Vehicle Lease, and Information Technology increase for this division.