ORDINANCE
NO. _________
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN OPERATING AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2019 BEGINNING JULY 1, 2018 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2019, FOR CERTAIN FUNDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, AND APPROPRIATING THE AMOUNTS SHOWN IN EACH BUDGET; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. _______________________
THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS, AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1.

The annual Operating and Capital Improvement Budget for FY19 proposed in the total amount of $275,340,292 is approved and adopted in accordance with the Columbus Charter, Section 7-402 and outlined in Sections 2 thru 15 of this ordinance.
SECTION 2.

The General Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $151,549,355 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for general fund purposes.
SECTION 3.

The Local Option Sales Tax Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $34,115,831 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia for public safety and infrastructure purposes.
SECTION 4.

The Stormwater (Sewer) Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $5,832,210 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for stormwater fund services.
SECTION 5.

The Paving Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $16,461,875 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for street and roadway improvement purposes.
SECTION 6.

The Medical Center Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $15,197,669 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for the annual appropriation to the Medical Center for indigent medical care.
SECTION 7.

The Integrated Waste Management Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $13,277,000 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide solid waste management services.
SECTION 8.

The Emergency Telephone Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $4,019,886 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide for the operation of the E911 Center.

SECTION 9.

The Civic Center Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $5,373,143 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide for the operation of the Civic Center.
SECTION 10.

The Debt Service Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $12,947,878 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for Debt Service purposes.

SECTION 11.

The Transportation Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $9,414,073 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for the provision of public transportation.

SECTION 12.

The Bull Creek Budget proposed in the amount of $1,250,200 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide for the operation of Bull Creek Golf Course.

SECTION 13.

The Oxbow Creek Budget proposed in the amount of $380,000 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide for the operation of Oxbow Creek Golf Course.
SECTION 14.

The Columbus Iron Works Convention and Trade Center Budget proposed in the amount of $3,088,227 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for the operation of the Columbus Iron Works Convention and Trade Center.
SECTION 15.

The Economic Development Authority Budget proposed in the amount of $2,432,945 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for the provision of Economic Development activities.

SECTION 16.

The Health and Life Insurance Budget proposed in the amount of $23,847,283 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide for the administration of health and life insurance.


SECTION 17.

The Risk Management Budget proposed in the amount of $4,279,299 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide for the operation of risk management activities.
SECTION 18.

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA), formerly the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), Budget proposed in the amount of $3,691,125 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide for the administration of the of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) activities.
SECTION 19.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Budget proposed in the amount of $2,066,470 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide for the administration of the of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) activities.

SECTION 20.

Within the overall budget limitations, authority is hereby delegated to the City Manager, or the Finance Director when acting on the authority delegated by the City Manager, to effect such intra-fund transfers of appropriation and revenue anticipation as may be deemed necessary to the effective performance and delivery of services approved herein. Under no circumstances, however, may the total budget of any Fund, except WIA and CDBG, contained in this Ordinance be increased or decreased without Council approval. Authority is extended to the City Manager, or the Finance Director on the authority delegated by the City Manager, to conduct any carryovers necessary for the continued operation of WIA and CDBG.
SECTION 21.

The Cost Allocation Plan for FY19, which has been filed with the Clerk of Council, is hereby approved for use during the 2019 fiscal year in a total amount of $2,808,792.

Fund Being Charged
FY19 Charges
LOST Fund (Public Safety)
$304,340
LOST Fund (Infrastructure)
5,226
Stormwater (Sewer) Fund
216,668
Paving Fund
705,548
Integrated Waste Management
768,130
Emergency Telephone
140,218
CDBG Fund
19,729
HOME Program Fund
16,173
Multi-Government Fund:
Transportation Planning RSVP Grant
7,319
1,314
Civic Center Fund
150,411
WIA Fund
126,155
Neighborhood Stabilization Fund
0
Transportation Fund
181,337
Trade Center Fund
115,885
Bull Creek Golf Course
36,745
Oxbow Creek Golf Course
13,594
Total Charges
$2,808,792
SECTION 22.

The City Manager or his designee is authorized to make adjustments of cost allocation charges as may be deemed appropriate.
SECTION 23.

Extend the period of emergency or war continued in Resolution No. 392-03 from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
SECTION 24.

The following position changes are hereby adopted as part of the FY19 Budget and are as follows:

NEW POSITIONS: RECLASSIFIED POSITIONS:
General Fund – Clerk of Council (1) Deputy Clerk of Council (G14) DELETED POSITIONS:
General Fund – Inspections & Code (1) Building Inspector (G16)
General Fund – Adult Probation (1) Accounting Clerk PT (G10)
General Fund – Sheriff (1) Sheriff Deputy (PS14)

Parking Management Fund – Parking (2) Parking Enforcement Officers (G10)
Parking Management Fund – Parking (1) Parking Enforcement Supervisor (G14)


TRANSFERS:
To: General Fund – Inspections & Codes, Continuation from FY14 - FY18 (10) Police Officers (PS14), FY19 ONLY


* New position and/or reclassification approved with an effective date of 12/29/2018.

SECTION 25.

The Columbus Consolidated Government Pay Plan for Salary and Wages is hereby adopted as part of the FY19 Budget and is incorporated herein by Attachment A. Effective August 11, 2018, a 1.5% pay increase for all classified full-time employees with a hire date on or before June 30, 2018 is hereby adopted. Effective August 11, 2018, a 0.5% increase for all classified full-time and part-time positions is hereby adopted. Effective August 1, 2018, retirees will receive a .25% increase. Effective January 1, 2019, annual supplements for the Superior Court Judges of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit will increase by $500. Effective July 1, 2018, an annual supplement in the amount $5,000 is hereby adopted for the Judicial Assistants of the Superior Court Judges of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. Notwithstanding Section 7 of Ordinance No. 06-87, effective July 1, 2018, a 2.5% pay increase will be provided to 37 Sheriff Office pay grade 16 positions which includes 11 Deputy Sheriff Technicians, 11 Deputy Sheriff Field Training Officers, 8 ID Technicians, and 7 Investigators that will be funded with existing budget appropriations in the Sheriff’s Office. The Chief Judge of the Recorder’s Court of Columbus, Georgia will receive the same pay increases as other city appointed or classified full-time positions as part of the Columbus Consolidated Government Pay Plan for Salary and Wages.
SECTION 26.

Other 2009 Local Option Sales Tax pay supplement of $3,121 for all sworn personnel in all Public Safety departments, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, and METRA departments effective July 1, 2009, distributed in equal payments over 26 bi-weekly pay period, will remain in effect for FY19. This supplement excludes elected officials.
SECTION 27.

The Pay Plan adopted by Columbus Ordinance No. 06-40 amended by Ordinance No. 06-87 defined a sign-on bonus for sworn public safety officers effective June 30, 2006 for five years. The sign-on bonus of $2,000 shall be extended for FY19 for the Police Department and Fire Department ONLY.


SECTION 28.

The Columbus Police Department Recruitment and Retention Plan adopted by Columbus Ordinance No. 16-17 is hereby amended as follows: Effective July 1, 2018, all Columbus Police Department officers currently at Grade 14 Step C will have their base pay moved to Step D while officers currently at Step D with a degree will have their base pay moved to Step E. All new Police Officers hired after July 1, 2018 who has not obtained an Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree will be hired with a base pay of Grade 14 Step D. All new Police Officers hired after July 1, 2018 who has obtained an Associates, Bachelors, or Master’s degree will be hired with a base pay of Grade 14 Step E. All Corporal Officers at Grade 16 Step A will have their base pay moved Grade 16 Step B, which will be the new minimum base pay for Corporal Officers. Sixteen (16) Police Officer positions shall remain unfunded, until expressly approved by Council, in order to fund the implementation and continued cost of the Columbus Police Department Recruitment and Retention Plan.
SECTION 29.

The Columbus Police Department Pay Reform adopted by Columbus Ordinance No. 15-24 is hereby amended as follows: Effective July 1, 2018, the anniversary pay adjustment for pay reform years 7 thru 30 is hereby increased by $2,000. Four (4) Police Officer positions shall remain unfunded, until expressly approved by Council, in order to fund the implementation and continued cost of the increased pay adjustments to pay reform years 7 thru 30. No retroactive pay reform adjustments for years 7 thru 30 will be given. All pay reform adjustments in FY19 and subsequent years will be based on the chart below.

After Years of Service
Addition to Base Pay on Anniversary Date
Bi-Weekly Adjustment
3
$ 1,000 $ 38.46
5
$ 1,300 $ 50.00
7
$ 3,500 $ 134.62
10
$ 3,500 $ 134.62
15
$ 3,500 $ 134.62
20
$ 3,500 $ 134.62
25
$ 3,500 $ 134.62
30
$ 3,500 $ 134.62

SECTION 30.

The Sheriff’s Office Pay Reform Longevity Plan adopted by Columbus Ordinance No. 17-24 shall be continued in FY19 for the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office.
SECTION 31.

The Sheriff’s Office Recruitment and Retention Plan will be implemented effective July 1, 2018. All Muscogee County Sheriff Correctional Officers without a degree who are currently at Grade 12 Step A or Step B will have their base pay moved to Step C. All Muscogee County Sheriff Correctional Officers with a degree who are currently at Grade 12 Step B or Step C will have their base pay moved to Step D. All Muscogee County Sheriff Deputies without a degree who are currently at Grade 14 Step A or Step B will have their base pay moved to Step C. All Muscogee County Sheriff Deputies with a degree who are currently at Grade 14 Step A, Step B or Step C will have their base pay moved to Step D. All new Correctional Officers hired after July 1, 2018 who has not obtained an Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree will be hired with a base pay of Grade 12 Step C. All new Correctional Officers hired after July 1, 2018 who has obtained an Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree will be hired with a base pay of Grade 12 Step D. All new Sheriff Deputies hired after July 1, 2018 who has not obtained an Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree will be hired with a base pay of Grade 14 Step C. All new Sheriff Deputies hired after July 1, 2018 who has obtained an Associates, Bachelors, or Master’s degree will be hired with a base pay of Grade 14 Step D.
SECTION 32.

The Pay Plan adopted by Columbus Ordinance No. 06-40 first amended by Ordinance No. 06-87 then subsequently amended by Ordinance No. 07-21, Ordinance No. 07-30, and Ordinance No. 17-24 defined a paramedic certification pay supplement for EMS-Lieutenant, Firefighter-Medic, and Paramedic classifications while assigned and actively working as providers of emergency medical services, as verified by the Chief of the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Said annual supplement of $6,000 shall be continued in FY19 for all authorized personnel.
SECTION 33.

Various fee increases are hereby adopted effective July 1, 2018 as a part of the FY19 budget and are incorporated herein as Attachment B.
SECTION 34.

All positions that are un-funded as of or before FY14 are hereby deleted as part of the FY19 budget. All positions that remain un-funded for five (5) consecutive fiscal years will be deleted after the fifth year unless a funding source is expressly identified.

SECTION 35.

Health Plan Premiums – Effective January 1, 2019
Silver Plan (Active Employees)
2019 Bi-Weekly Cost Wellness
2019
Bi-Weekly Non-Wellness
Gold Plan (Active Employees)
2019 Bi-Weekly Cost Wellness
2019
Bi-Weekly Non-Wellness
Single
$73.03
$78.38
Single
$104.65
$112.32
Employee + Spouse
$137.29
$147.35
Employee + Spouse
$196.74
$211.15
Employee + Child(ren)
$127.82
$137.18
Employee + Child(ren)
$183.16
$196.57
Family
$202.31
$217.13
Family
$289.90
$311.13

Silver Plan (Pre-65 Retirees)
2019 Monthly Cost Wellness
2019
Monthly
Non-Wellness
Gold Plan (Pre-65 Retirees)
2019 Monthly Cost Wellness
2019
Monthly
Non-Wellness
Single
$263.72
$283.04
Single
$332.23
$356.57
Retiree + Spouse
$712.03
$731.35
Retiree + Spouse
$838.76
$869.57
Retiree + Child(ren)
$645.94
$665.26
Retiree + Child(ren)
$764.08
$793.93
Family
$1,165.58
$1,184.90
Family
$1,351.21
$1,388.57
*Effective with the plan year beginning January 1, 2019, any “working spouse” shall be eligible for coverage in the Columbus Consolidated Government Employee/Retiree Self Funded Medical Benefit Plan conditioned upon payment of a monthly surcharge of $356.98. Working spouse shall mean spouses of employees and non-Medicare retirees who have access to health care coverage provided by their employer. Effective with the plan year beginning January 1, 2019, a tobacco surcharge shall apply to all employees and Pre-65 retirees who are tobacco users at the rate of $50 per month or $23.08 bi-weekly.


SECTION 36.

All requests for funding from the Columbus Consolidated Government for new facilities and systems will be supported by a tentative operating and business plan for such facility or system which shall be presented to, reviewed by and approved by Columbus Council before such project is approved for funding in this budget.
SECTION 37.

All requests for funding by agencies, boards, authorities, departments, or elected offices receiving grants or operating appropriations from the Columbus Consolidated Government must be made to Columbus Council during the annual budget process unless such request is pursuant to Ordinance No. 13-39. Nothing herein shall prevent the Mayor, City Manager or Finance Director from recommending mid-year budget amendments to the Council. In emergency situations, the Mayor, City Manager or Finance Director may also recommend to Council additional funding outside the budget process for various departments, agencies, boards, authorities or other entities associated with the city.

SECTION 38.

The minimum budget requirements set forth in O.C.G.A. Title 36, Chapter 81, are hereby adopted.

SECTION 39.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held on the 5th day of June, 2018; introduced a second time at a regular meeting held on the 12th day of June, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting .
Councilor Baker voting __________________.
Councilor Barnes voting .
Councilor Davis voting .
Councilor Garrett voting .
Councilor Huff voting .
Councilor Thomas voting .
Councilor Pugh voting .
Councilor Woodson voting .


__________________________________ ________________________________
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor






























ATTACHMENT “A”

COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT
PAY PLAN

FOR FY2019

Operating Budget Ordinance Attachment A - Pay Plan.pdfOperating Budget Ordinance Attachment A - Pay Plan.pdf



ATTACHMENT “B”


FEE INCREASES

FOR FY2019

Operating Budget Ordinance Attachment B - Fee Increases.pdfOperating Budget Ordinance Attachment B - Fee Increases.pdf