RECREATION

TOWN OF OCEAN CITY

FISCAL YEAR 2022 ADOPTED BUDGET

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BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS:

REVENUE CHANGES:

Projected Program revenue has been estimated at the three-year average and includes revenue for programs camps, and leagues. Concession revenue is budgeted to decrease $3,200. Franchise fees from the kayak concession at Northside Park are estimated at $25,000, 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. 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 for ½ year in the FY 21 Adopted budget, and for the entire year in FY 22. A step increase effective January 1, 2022 has been included. Salaries and Wages also reflect the minimum wage increase to $12.50/hour beginning January 1, 2022. Estimates for retiree health, retirement and unemployment increase for FY 22, while estimates for health insurance and worker’s compensation 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 $38,600 for various HVAC repairs recommended by the Public Works Facilities Manager. A roof replacement at Northside Park was funded at $32,000 in FY 21. Phase I of the PA system replacement was also funded in FY 21 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 $307,428 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, Superintendent, and one Recreation Manager. Year one of Supervisor’s Management School has been included for one employee, and year two has been included for a second employee. RecTrac software training has been included for the Administrative Coordinator to attend virtually. 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 remain level. Supplies for the Programs division are budgeted at $109,217, which includes supplies for all program offerings, and replacement volleyball system equipment at $6,000. Energy costs are expected to decrease slightly. Vehicle expenses are expected to decrease. Intragovernmental allocations for radio equipment lease and insurance increase for this division, while allocations for vehicle lease and IT Services decrease. Replacement of the West gym floor has been funded at $150,000 through the newly-established Capital Maintenance Fund.