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Revenue from sidewalk condemnations is budgeted at $10,000, 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. The Beach Photo franchise was re-bid in FY 24 and has been included at $228,750. 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 $461,707 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 and a 3% COLA effective January 1, 2025 have been included. Deductions for Public Works labor charged to Water and Wastewater capital projects and to Street Paving totaling $97,500 have been made. This labor deduction is $2,500 more than the deduction made in the FY 24 budget. One vacant Heavy Equipment Operator position has been funded for ½ year. A part-time electrician for Sunfest, Springfest and Winterfest has been funded at $5,600. Projected overtime increases $7,600 for this division. Allocations for retirement and health insurance increase, while the allocation for worker’s compensation decreases. No funding has been included for retiree health (OPEB).


Sidewalk replacement and condemnation has been estimated at $20,000. Non-billable sidewalk repairs remain at $20,000. Costs for concrete disposal are included at $12,500. Property taxes on the post office property have been included at $14,000. 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 $65,183. HVAC repairs recommended by the Public Works Facilities Manager have been budgeted at $54,100 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 $23,000. 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 $23,885. Replacement of hi line electrical panels at the Inlet parking lot have been funded at $40,000. Uniforms and safety equipment are budgeted at $13,500. 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 $425,000. Energy costs for Buildings and Grounds increases $35,000. Estimates for vehicle fuel and vehicle maintenance increase. Allocations for Vehicle lease decrease, while the allocations for Radio lease, IT Services and Insurance increase. For FY 25, bulkhead repairs total $78,000 for bulkhead replacement at 17th street and ½ the pier replacement at Windward. A ¾ ton pickup, an F250 pickup, a 1-ton utility truck and a truck/tractor are funded in Vehicle Trust.