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Fuel revenue is dependent on fuel cost, and the Energy Administration has projected that both gasoline and diesel fuel rates will decrease in FY 25. Gallons of both types of fuel are anticipated to remain level in FY 25. Overall fuel revenue is anticipated to decrease $76,543 from the FY 24 Adopted budget. Parts revenue is projected to increase in FY 25, and has been funded at the actual level for FY 23. Labor rates for light equipment increase from $67 to $70 per hour and rates for heavy equipment increase from $86 per hour to $90. Labor rates were last increased in FY 16. Prior year reserves in the Service Center Fund have been utilized to offset cost increases in the fund.


Nineteen full-time employees are funded in the Service Center budget, seven in the Purchasing department and twelve in the Garage. A step increase and a 3% COLA effective on January 1, 2025 has been included. Wages for the seasonal vehicle technician have been included to cover fifteen weeks. Allocations for health insurance and retirement increase for this division, while the allocation for worker’s compensation decreases. No contribution for retiree health (OPEB) has been funded in FY 25. A tool allowance of $1,000 per mechanic has been included in the Service Center budget.


Contracted Services expenses are expected to increase $30,251. This category includes building and equipment maintenance, training and travel, printing costs and tipping fees, as well as other contracted services. Training is included for Class A CDL training for up to six mechanics, at a total cost of $24,000. National Institute of Governmental Purchasing courses for Purchasing staff and automotive training and certification for the mechanics are also included. Building and equipment maintenance costs are projected to increase $21,376, which includes fuel depot maintenance, inspection and repairs and software maintenance for the fuel program. Tipping fees for tire disposal have been included at $2,000. Supplies and Materials include $8,250 to purchase five hose reels, and $9,000 for an oil filter crusher. The FY24 budget included the purchase of cameras for the warehouse at a cost of $11,000. Purchases of fuel and inventory are the major expenses in this department. Vehicle fuel is purchased by the Warehouse division and charged to all other City departments as it is consumed. This expense is reflected in the vehicle fuel line item in all City departments and is a notable cost for Transportation, Solid Waste and Police. Vehicle fuel costs are expected to decrease for FY 25, leading to a decrease in the estimate of fuel purchases of $63,940. Estimates of inventory for parts and supplies has been budgeted to increase $363,921 in FY 25, which is closer to the actual expense for FY 23. Energy costs for this department are anticipated to increase. Intragovernmental allocations for IT Services, General Overhead, radio lease, vehicle lease, and insurance increase for this division