PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION & CONSTRUCTION
TOWN OF OCEAN CITY
FISCAL YEAR 2024 PROPOSED BUDGET
Revenue from sidewalk condemnations is budgeted at $13,175, as much of this effort is being accounted for in the Street paving project. One-half of this cost is billable to the owners of the condemned sidewalks. The Vehicle Franchise fee was re-bid in FY 23 and remained at $38,000 per year. Expenses of Public Works Administration are allocated to the divisions of Public Works as General Overhead Expense. The allocation charged to Water, Wastewater, Transportation and Airport is shown here as a $402,995 reimbursement to the General Fund.
Currently, there are six employees in the Administrative division and twenty-three employees in the Construction division. A step increase effective January 1, 2024 has been included. Deductions for Public Works labor charged to Water and Wastewater capital projects and to Street Paving totaling $95,000 have been made. This labor deduction is $5,000 less than the deduction made in the FY 23 budget. A part-time electrician for Sunfest, Springfest and Winterfest has been funded at $5,600. Projected overtime increases $3,500 for this division. Allocations for retirement, worker’s compensation and unemployment increase for this division, while the allocation for health insurance decreases. No funding has been included for retiree health (OPEB).
CHANGES IN OPERATIONS:
Sidewalk replacement and condemnation has been estimated at $26,350. Non-billable sidewalk repairs have been decreased from $32,000 to $20,000. Costs for concrete disposal are included at $17,500. Property taxes on the post office property have been included at $15,062. Building Maintenance covers maintenance for city-owned buildings such as City Hall, the Art League, the Post Office and the Public Works office buildings. Routine building maintenance and the HVAC contracts for these locations have been budgeted at $77,733. HVAC repairs recommended by the Public Works Facilities Manager have been budgeted at $53,000 for this division. Supplies for streets, storm drains and buildings and grounds have been budgeted at $131,890. Replacement light poles have been budgeted at a cost of $22,000. Snow removal supplies are also included in this category, and $10,500 has been budgeted. Replacement equipment including traffic control signs, barrels, barricades, and tools have been budgeted at $5,310. An iron worker/metal brake has been funded at funded at $9,800. Uniforms and safety equipment are budgeted at $13,370. ARC flash safety gear for the electricians has been included in the uniform cost at $2,340. In Energy, street lighting is the major expense, and has been budgeted at $410,000. In FY 19, the total Energy cost was $818,771 for this department. Estimates for vehicle fuel increase and vehicle maintenance decreases. Allocations for IT Services and vehicle lease increase, while the allocations for radio lease, insurance, and General Overhead decrease. For FY 24, bulkhead repairs total $200,000 for a new bulkhead to be installed on Edgewater Avenue between 6th and 7th streets. Two replacement VMS signs have been funded at a total estimated cost of $50,000. Both the bulkhead and the VMS signs are shown here, but funded through fund balance. A replacement F250 pickup with Knapheide body and ladder rack has been funded in Vehicle Trust at a cost of $70,000.