TOWN OF OCEAN CITY

FISCAL YEAR 2021 ADOPTED BUDGET

RECREATION DIVISION

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BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:

 

REVENUE CHANGES:

Projected Program revenue increases $15,547, and includes revenue for several new programs camps, and leagues. Concession revenue is budgeted to increase $4,200. Franchise fees from the kayak concession at Northside Park are included at $41,900.

 

PERSONNEL CHANGES:

There are four full-time positions budgeted in the Administration division and nine full-time positions budgeted in the Programs division. One full-time Recreation Supervisor position was added in FY 19 by the conversion of two part-time Recreation Coordinator positions, and the savings from the resignation of a long-term Recreation Supervisor. One additional part-time, year-round Recreation Coordinator position is still funded. The part-time Marketing and Advertising Coordinator position was eliminated in FY 21, and savings were used to convert a part-time Facilities Monitor position to full-time, effective January 1, 2021 in the Council Adopted budget. A step increase effective January 1, 2021 has been included. Salaries and Wages also reflect the minimum wage increase to $11.75/hour beginning January 1, 2021. Estimates for health insurance and retirement increase for FY 21, while estimates for worker’s compensation and retiree health decrease.

 

CHANGES IN OPERATIONS:

Contracted Services include payments to sports camp directors, building maintenance, equipment maintenance, equipment rental, and training and travel. Building maintenance includes $36,000 for two HVAC repairs recommended by the Public Works Facilities Manager. East flat roof replacement at Northside Park has been funded at $32,000. Phase I of a two-phase project to install a public address system at Northside Park has been included at $50,000. Funds to clear the sanitation pipes on the east side of the building have also been included. Contracted Services in the Programs division includes $321,128 for payments for programs and camps held by the department. A basketball club, an estuary camp, a mini golf league, and an esports tournament are some of the proposed new program offerings. Training costs include attendance at the National Recreation and Parks Association conference for the Recreation Director and Superintendent. Year one of Supervisor’s Management School has been included for one employee, and year two has been included for a second employee. Contracted Services also includes the costs for Senior programs including the bowling alley rental for the Senior Bowling League and the Senior Valentine’s party. Credit card fees increase $3,000 for this division. Supply & Material costs remain level. Replacement tables and chairs have been funded at $3,500. Supplies for the Programs division are budgeted at $110,456, which includes supplies for all program offerings, and a replacement movie screen at $6,000. Energy costs are expected to decrease for this division. Vehicle expenses for fuel are expected to decrease, while vehicle maintenance costs are expected to increase. Intragovernmental allocations for IT Services, vehicle lease, radio equipment lease and insurance increase for this division. A Chevy Equinox has been funded through Vehicle Trust.