TOWN OF OCEAN CITY

FISCAL YEAR 2018 ADOPTED BUDGET

RECREATION DIVISION

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BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:

 

REVENUE CHANGES:

Projected Program revenue increases $34,550 and includes revenue for many new programs camps, and leagues. Concession revenue is anticipated to increase and reflects additional tournament revenue. 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 seven full-time positions budgeted in the Programs division. A step increase effective January 1, 2018 has been included. There are currently three part-time, year-round Recreation Coordinator positions in this department. For FY 18, these positions were re-evaluated by Human Resources, and as a result, their hourly rate increased from $16.96 to $19.64, a total additional annual cost of $13,421. A part-time Office Associate position was funded in FY 17 and has been included in FY 18 as well. Hours have been increased for the seasonal Facilities Monitor in the Administration division. Estimates for health insurance, retiree health, pension, and worker’s compensation increase for FY 18.

 

CHANGES IN OPERATIONS:

Contracted Services include payments to sports camp directors, building maintenance, equipment maintenance, equipment rental, and training and travel. Building maintenance funding decreases as the FY 17 budget included replacement of the obsolete auto control system in the west gym at $17,000, as well as a replacement patron net for the East gym, at $18,000. Repair of the ceiling in the East gym and of the exterior metal on the west side of the building, and repair of the Community Room floor were funded through capital projects in FY 17. Expenses for a volleyball league have been included in the Programs division, and contributes to the increased estimate for Program revenue. Training costs include attendance at the National Recreation and Parks Association conference for the Director and the Recreation Superintendent. Year two of Facilities Supervisor training has been funded, and is offered through NC State in Oglebay, West Virginia. Training has also been included for an upgrade to the Rec Trac system. 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 $2,000 for this division. Supply & Material costs for both the Programs division and the Administrative division increase, and include supplies for all program offerings. A replacement water fountain, a replacement EZ Go, and replacement tables and chairs have been funded. Energy costs are expected to increase for this division. Vehicle expenses for fuel, and labor are expected to decrease, but the projected expense for vehicle parts will increase. Intragovernmental allocations for vehicle lease and IT Services decrease for this division. No vehicle replacements were funded for this division