RECREATION

TOWN OF OCEAN CITY

FISCAL YEAR 2023 PROPOSED BUDGET

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BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:

REVENUE CHANGES:

Projected Program revenue and Admissions/Rental revenue have been estimated to increase nearly $35,000 for FY 23. Program revenue includes fees for programs, camps, and leagues. Concession revenue is budgeted at the same amount as FY 22. Franchise fees from the kayak concession at Northside Park are estimated at $41,900, as the franchise will be renegotiated in FY 22.

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 retirement of a long-term Recreation Supervisor. One additional part-time, year-round Recreation Coordinator position is still funded. A step increase effective January 1, 2023 has been included for full-time positions. Salaries and Wages also reflect the pay table changes for FY 22 and FY 23, and increase $34,189 as a result of the wage increases. Estimates for retirement increase for FY 23, while estimates for health insurance, worker’s compensation, and unemployment 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 $95,000 for replacement of the HVAC system in the West gym. Replacement of some of the siding on the West gym and replacement of the West gym plastic lockers and partitions have been funded at $30,000. Other routine building maintenance has also been funded. Total Building Maintenance expenses in the Administration division totals $158,070. Contracted Services in the Programs division includes $326,510 for payments for programs and camps held by the department. Training costs include attendance at the National Recreation and Parks Association conference for the Recreation Director, and NRPA Director’s School for the Recreation Superintendent. Year two of Supervisor’s Management School has been included for one employee, and the Athletic Business conference has been funded for a Recreation Manager position. RecTrac software training has been included for one position in the Administration division. 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 remain at $32,000 for this division. Supply & Material costs increase $19,937. Supplies for the Programs division are budgeted at $115,127, which includes supplies for all program offerings. A replacement EZ Go golf cart has been funded at $9,500. Energy costs are expected to decrease slightly. Vehicle expenses are expected to remain level. Intragovernmental allocations for vehicle lease, radio equipment lease and insurance increase for this division, while the allocation for IT Services decreases.