Agenda Item #________
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting
November 10, 2015

Agenda Report #___________

TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: FY15 Final Budget Amendment

INITIATED BY: Finance Department
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Recommendation: Approve an Ordinance amending the budgets for the Fiscal Year 2015 by appropriating amounts in each fund for various operational activities.

Background: The Council has adopted the City’s Annual Operating budget and in special actions has adopted various special purpose budgets. All of these budgets appropriate funding for planned operations. During the course of the year, adjustments become necessary to increase or redistribute funding based on actions of Council, changes in departmental activities and changes in funding sources.

Staff is requesting a budget amendment to appropriate monies needed for various operational activities. As provided in the charter and state law, only Council has the authority to change spending levels. Adjustments are included in this Ordinance to reflect changes needed to complete organizational objectives. These adjustments are necessary to modify budgets to change to the legal level of control at the department level as per O.C.G.A. Chapter 36. Staff is requesting adjustments for operational expenditures like administrative and operating costs for the following funds. In order to keep an accurate record of authorized spending levels and positions, this budget amendment is submitted for Council consideration.

Analysis: The recommended budget adjustments are outlined on the attached tables with the summary tables immediately following the memorandum identifying the amount to be appropriated in each accounting fund. These adjustments change the total spending authority of the designated departments. The appropriation will change the total approved budget of each fund as follows:
E911 Fund: The adjustment will not adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $3,851,138 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $3,851,138 by $1,840 to $3,852,978.

Trade Center Fund: The adjustment will not adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $2,644,850 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $2,644,850 by $54,536 to $2,699,386.

HOME Fund: The adjustment will adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $590,774 by $1,558,520 for $2,149,294 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $590,774 by $1,558,520 for $2,149,294.

CDBG Fund: The adjustment will adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $1,416,583 by $118,006 to $1,534,589 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $1,416,583 by $118,006 to $1,534,589.


UDAG Fund: The adjustment will not adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $0 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $75,000 by $61,212 to $136,212.

Multi Governmental Fund: The adjustment will adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $3,289,750 by $539,723 to $3,829,473 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $3,289,750 by $539,723 to $3,829,473.

METRO Drug Task Force Fund: The adjustment will adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $200,000 by $27,179 to $227,179 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $200,000 by $27,179 to $227,179.

Police Forfeiture Fund: The adjustment will adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $100,000 by $4,500 to $104,500 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $100,000 by $4,500 to $104,500.

Neighborhood Stabilization Fund: The adjustment will adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $0 by $103,673 to $103,673 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $0 by $103,673 to $103,673.

Down Payment Assistance Fund: The adjustment will adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $0 by $100,000 to $100,000 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $0 by $100,000 to $100,000.

Recorder’s Court Technology Fee Fund: The adjustment will adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $0 by $396 to $396 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $0 by $396 to $396.

SPLOST Proceeds Fund: The adjustment will adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $0 by $29,337 to $29,337 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $0 by $29,337 to $29,337.

Lease Purchase Program Fund: The adjustment will adjust the total approved revenue budget of the fund of $0 by $2,756,115 to $2,756,115 and will adjust the total approved expenditure budget of the fund of $0 by $2,756,115 to $2,756,115. Recommendation/Action: Approve an Ordinance amending the budgets for the Fiscal Year 2015 by appropriating amounts in each fund for various operational activities.