TOWN OF OCEAN CITY

FISCAL YEAR 2020 ADOPTED BUDGET

RECREATION DIVISION

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BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:

 

REVENUE CHANGES:

Projected Program revenue increases $2,688 and includes revenue for several new programs camps, and leagues. Concession revenue is budgeted lower than FY 19. 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 eight 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. A request was made to use savings resulting from the retirement of a long-term employee to convert a part-time Facilities Monitor position to full-time, but that request was not funded. A step increase effective January 1, 2020 has been included.  Salaries and Wages also reflect the minimum wage increase to $11/hour beginning January 1, 2020.  Part-time hours were increased for the after school coordinator and assistants at an increased cost of $10,504.  Upgrades were approved for three part-time employees, the Concession Supervisor, the Skatepark Supervisor and the Tennis Supervisor, at a total cost of $3,331.  Estimates for health insurance, retiree health and retirement increase for FY 20, while estimates for 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 $22,500 for HVAC repairs recommended by the Public Works Facilities Manager.  Funds to clear the sanitation pipes on the east side of the building have also been included. Contracted Services in the Programs division includes $273,972 for payments for programs and camps held by the department.  A futsal tournament, pickleball drop-in, and a pickleball camp 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. As this conference in is Baltimore in FY 20, other members of the department will attend parts of the conference. 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 in the Administrative division decrease $3,098. Replacement tables and chairs have been funded at $3,500. Supplies for the Programs division are budgeted at $103,000, and include supplies for all program offerings. Energy costs are expected to increase for this division, even after applying the anticipated solar rebates. Vehicle expenses for fuel are expected to decrease, while vehicle maintenance costs are expected to remain level. Intragovernmental allocations for IT Services, vehicle lease and insurance decrease for this division. No vehicle replacements were funded for this division.