TOWN OF OCEAN CITY

FISCAL YEAR 2020 ADOPTED BUDGET

PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

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BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:

 

REVENUE:

Building Permit Revenue, the largest revenue generator in this division, has been budgeted at the five year average of $900,000. Total revenue for this division is budgeted $21,757 lower than the FY 19 adopted budget. The Town contribution to funding of this division was $457,400 in FY 19, and has increased to $552,903 in FY 20.

 

PERSONNEL CHANGES:

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. A step increase has been included effective January 1, 2020 for full-time employees. A part-time building inspector has been funded for eighteen weeks. Conversion of this position to full-time was requested, but not funded. Part-time Boardwalk enforcement has been included for eight hours/week for twelve weeks. Group insurance and the allocation for worker’s compensation decrease for this division, while the allocations for retiree health and retirement increase.

 

CHANGES IN OPERATIONS:

Contracted Services increase $6,774. Legal services from the City attorney and for the boards account for $23,000 of this line item, and are projected to decrease $1,000 for FY 20. Credit card fees for the online permitting system, new in FY 15, are estimated at $15,000. Training costs are budgeted at $5,445 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 parts and labor costs are anticipated to increase slightly for this division. Fuel costs are budgeted at the two year average gallons used. Intragovernmental allocations for Vehicle Lease, insurance and Information Technology increase for this division.