Fiscal Year 2018 Mayor and Council Budget Worksession
Staff recommends that the Mayor and Council review the FY 2018 Proposed Operating Budget and provide direction to staff as needed.
This worksession focuses on the proposed operating budget for FY 2018. The total operating budget equals $129.4, an increase of 2.5 percent over the FY 2017 adopted budget. The operating budget funds 10 City departments and non-departmental accounts. Attachment A highlights the expenditure and revenue budgets, position counts, and major budgetary changes for each City department.
All department directors will be available to answer questions. If there is any follow up information as a result of this worksession, staff will compile the requested information and present it to the Mayor and Council at the next budget worksession scheduled for April 3, 2017.
Mayor and Council History
Past Mayor and Council actions related to the FY 2018 budget include:
| September 12, 2016|| Discussion of Operating Budget Process |
| September 19, 2016|| Discussion of Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budget Process|
| October 11, 2016|| Distribution of Mayor and Council Budget Surveys |
| November 1, 2016|| Budget Public Hearing |
| November 10, 2016|| Mayor and Council Budget Surveys Due|
| December 12, 2016|| FY 2018 Budget Survey Results and Discussion of Budget Priorities|
| January 9, 2017|| FY 2018 Cost Allocation Plan (CAP) Presentation|
| February 13, 2017|| Distribution of FY 2018 Proposed Budget|
| February 27, 2017|| City Manager's Presentation of FY 2018 Proposed Budget;|
Introduction of FY 2018 Budget Ordinance;
Introduction of FY 2018 Refuse Fee Resolution;
Introduction of FY 2018 Stormwater Management Fee Resolution
Public Notification and Engagement
The City held the first public hearing related to the FY 2018 budget on November 1, 2016. The remaining public hearings are scheduled for March and April 2017.
In addition to the budget public hearings, the public can submit written comments about the budget via an online form located on the City's website at www.rockvillemd.gov/budget. These comments will be distributed to the Mayor and Council at the close of the public comment period and will be included with the agenda materials for the final budget worksession.
The public comment period closes on April 7, 2017.
Boards and Commissions Review
The Financial Advisory Board will meet several times during the FY 2018 budget process to review the FY 2018 operating budget and CIP, and develop recommendations for the Mayor and Council. One or more members from the Financial Advisory Board will be available for at least one of the Mayor and Council's budget worksessions to present and discuss the Board's recommendations for FY 2018.
Future Mayor and Council actions related to the FY 2018 budget include:
* All dates are subject to adjustment by the Mayor and Council during the budget process.
| March 2, 2017|| Mayor and Council Worksession|
| March 6, 2017|| Public Hearing|
| April 3, 2017|| Public Hearing;|
Constant Yield Tax Rate Public Hearing;
Mayor and Council Worksession
| April 7, 2017|| Close of Budget Public Record|
| April 17, 2017|| Mayor and Council Worksession |
| May 1, 2017|| Adoption of FY 2018 Budget Ordinance;|
Adoption of FY 2018 Refuse Fee Resolution;
Adoption of FY 2018 Stormwater Management Fee Resolution
Attachment A - Operating Budget Highlights
Gavin Cohen, Chief Financial Officer
Approved on: 02/23/2017
Robert DiSpirito, City Manager
Approved on: 02/23/2017