ORDINANCE
NO. _________

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2018 BEGINNING JULY 1, 2017 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2018, FOR CERTAIN FUNDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, AND APPROPRIATING THE AMOUNTS SHOWN IN EACH BUDGET; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.

The annual Operating and Capital Improvement Budget for FY18 proposed in the total amount of $268,031,916 is approved and adopted in accordance with the Columbus Charter, Section 7-402 and outlined in Sections 2 thru 16 of this ordinance.
SECTION 2.

The General Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $147,699,229 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 $33,942,326 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 $5,626,935 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 $16,036,247 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 $14,701,529 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 $12,602,000 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 $3,942,620 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 $4,994,445 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 $13,485,730 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 $7,767,548 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for the provision of public transportation.

SECTION 12.

The Parking Management Fund Budget proposed in the amount of $321,779 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for the provision of public parking.

SECTION 13.

The Bull Creek Budget proposed in the amount of $1,237,350 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 14.

The Oxbow Creek Budget proposed in the amount of $385,000 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 15.

The Columbus Iron Works Convention and Trade Center Budget proposed in the amount of $2,938,923 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 16.

The Economic Development Authority Budget proposed in the amount of $2,350,255 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, for the provision of Economic Development activities.

SECTION 17.

The Health and Life Insurance Budget proposed in the amount of $23,647,283 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 18.

The Risk Management Budget proposed in the amount of $4,754,474 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 19.

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, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 20.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Budget proposed in the amount of $1,650,315 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, 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 21.

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 22.

The Cost Allocation Plan for FY18, which has been filed with the Clerk of Council, is hereby approved for use during the 2018 fiscal year in a total amount of $2,978,811.

Fund Being Charged
FY18 Charges
LOST Fund (Public Safety)
$342,352
LOST Fund (Infrastructure)
38,960
Stormwater (Sewer) Fund
207,711
Paving Fund
727,176
Integrated Waste Management
946,843
Emergency Telephone
129,813
CDBG Fund
27,726
UDAG Fund
1,024
Economic Development Fund
0
HOME Program Fund
10,214
Multi-Government Fund:
Transportation Planning RSVP Grant
US Army CYS Strong
0
7,578
2,217
3,683
Civic Center Fund
137,238
WIA Fund
120,245
Metro Drug Task Force
0
Neighborhood Stabilization Fund
0
Transportation Fund
142,099
Parking Authority Fund
8,794
Trade Center Fund
82,810
Bull Creek Golf Course
30,992
Oxbow Creek Golf Course
11,336
Total Charges
$2,978,811
SECTION 23.

The City Manager or his designee is authorized to make adjustments of cost allocation charges as may be deemed appropriate.
SECTION 24.

Extend the period of emergency or war continued in Resolution No. 392-03 from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
SECTION 25.

The following position changes are hereby adopted as part of the FY18 Budget and are as follows:

NEW POSITIONS: RECLASSIFIED POSITIONS: DELETED POSITIONS:
General Fund – Elections & Registration (1) Elections Technician II (G10)
TRANSFERS:
To: General Fund – City Manager, Continuation from FY14 - FY17 (10) Police Officers (PS14), FY18 ONLY


* Reclass Pending UGA Approval
**Approved by Council at a regular Council Meeting in FY17.

SECTION 26.

The Columbus Consolidated Government Pay Plan for Salary and Wages is hereby adopted as part of the FY18 Budget and is incorporated herein by Attachment A. Effective January 1, 2018, a 0.5% increase for all classified full-time and part-time positions is hereby adopted. Effective January 1, 2018, retirees will receive a .25% increase. Effective July 1, 2017, annual base salaries for the Juvenile Court Judges of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit will be set as part of the FY18 Budget as follows:
Judge Warner Kennon $125,190
Judge Andrew Dodgen $67,200
Judge Joey Loudermilk $62,200

SECTION 27.

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 FY18. This supplement excludes elected officials.
SECTION 28.

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 FY18 for the Police Department and Fire Department ONLY.

SECTION 29.

The Columbus Police Department Recruitment and Retention Plan adopted by Columbus Ordinance No. 16-17 and the Columbus Police Department Pay Reform adopted by Columbus Ordinance No. 15-24 shall be continued in FY18 for the Columbus Police Department.
SECTION 30.

The Sheriff’s Office Pay Reform Longevity Plan will be implemented effective July 1, 2017. Initial years of service will be calculated on July 1, 2017 and base pay will be adjusted based on the closest years of service completed by each sworn officer within the Sheriff’s Department. Subsequent additions will be processed upon the appropriate anniversary date 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
$ 1,500 $ 57.69
10
$ 1,500 $ 57.69
15
$ 1,500 $ 57.69
20
$ 1,500 $ 57.69
25
$ 1,500 $ 57.69
30
$ 1,500 $ 57.69

SECTION 31.

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 and Ordinance No. 07-30 authorized 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 supplement is hereby increased by $1,000 to be paid biweekly to all authorized personnel per year.
SECTION 32.

Various fee increases are hereby adopted effective July 1, 2017 as a part of the FY18 budget and are incorporated herein as Attachment B.
SECTION 33.

Health Plan Premiums – Effective January 1, 2018
Active Employees
Silver Plan Monthly Rate
(Low Open Access POS)
Active Employees
Gold Plan Monthly Rate
(High Open Access POS)
Employee
$158.23
$226.74
Employee + Spouse
$297.47
$426.27
Employee + Child(ren)
$276.95
$396.84
Family
$438.34
$628.11
Pre-65 Retirees
Silver Plan Monthly Rate
(Low Open Access POS)
Pre-65 Retirees
Gold Plan Monthly Rate
(High Open Access POS)
Employee
$263.72
$332.23
Employee + Spouse
$793.26
$922.06
Employee + Child(ren)
$738.53
$858.42
Family
$1,168.90
$1,358.67
*Effective with the plan year beginning January 1, 2018, 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.
SECTION 34.

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 35.

All requests for funding by agencies receiving grants funded by the Columbus Consolidated Government must be made to Columbus Council during the annual budget process. 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 36.

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

SECTION 37.

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 6th day of June, 2017; introduced a second time at a regular meeting held on the 13th day of June, 2017 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 Henderson voting .
Councilor Huff voting .
Councilor Thomas voting .
Councilor Pugh voting .
Councilor Woodson voting .


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










ATTACHMENT “A”

COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT
PAY PLAN

FOR FY2018

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

ATTACHMENT “B”


FEE INCREASES FOR FY18

Operating Budget Attachment B - FY18 Fee Increases.pdfOperating Budget Attachment B - FY18 Fee Increases.pdf