ORDINANCE
NO. _________

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN OPERATING AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 BEGINNING JULY 1, 2019 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2020, 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 FY20 proposed in the total amount of $284,781,626 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 $153,683,864 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $35,676,681 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $5,867,210 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $16,677,365 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $15,343,646 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $13,270,000 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $3,959,990 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $6,339,650 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $14,403,055 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $12,082,485 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $1,207,000 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $381,000 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $3,261,043 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $2,628,637 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $23,912,887 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 $4,676,684 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, 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 Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), formerly the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), Budget proposed in the amount of $3,687,670 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide for the administration of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) activities.
SECTION 19.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Budget proposed in the amount of $2,115,024 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, is hereby approved and adopted as the budget for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, to provide for the administration 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 WIOA 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 WIOA and CDBG.
SECTION 21.

The Cost Allocation Plan for FY20, which has been filed with the Clerk of Council, is hereby approved for use during the 2020 fiscal year in a total amount of $2,844,097.

Fund Being Charged
FY20 Charges
LOST Fund (Public Safety)
$306,460
LOST Fund (Infrastructure)
4,055
Stormwater (Sewer) Fund
216,980
Paving Fund
680,313
Integrated Waste Management
811,264
Emergency Telephone
134,726
CDBG Fund
24,425
HOME Program Fund
18,328
Multi-Government Fund:
    Transportation Planning
    Family Drug Court SAMHSA
7,209
14,237
Civic Center Fund
156,041
WIOA Fund
134,576
Neighborhood Stabilization Fund
0
Transportation Fund
210,634
Trade Center Fund
85,688
Bull Creek Golf Course
28,185
Oxbow Creek Golf Course
10,976
Total Charges
$2,844,097
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, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
SECTION 24.

The following position changes are hereby adopted as part of the FY20 Budget and are as follows:

NEW POSITIONS:
RESTORE:
General Fund – Tax Assessor (1) Deputy Chief Appraiser (G23)

RECLASSIFIED POSITIONS: to (1) CSC Technician (G10)
(Title Change Only)

DELETED POSITIONS:
TRANSFERS:
SECTION 25.

The Columbus Consolidated Government Pay Plan for Salary and Wages is hereby adopted as part of the FY20 Budget and is incorporated herein by Attachment A. Effective January 1, 2020, a 1.0% increase for all classified full-time and part-time positions is hereby adopted. Effective January 1, 2020, an additional 1.0% pay increase for all classified full-time employees with a hire date on or before June 30, 2018 is hereby adopted. Effective January 1, 2020, retirees will receive a 0.5% increase. Effective July 1, 2019, an annual supplement in the amount $10,000 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, 2019, a 2.5% pay increase will be provided to 54 Sheriff Office positions which includes 34 Sergeants (PS18), 4 Captains (PS20), and 16 Lieutenants (PS22). Two (2) Correctional Officer positions shall remain unfunded, until expressly approved by Council, in order to fund the implementation and continued cost of the increased pay adjustments for the aforementioned positions.
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 FY20. 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 FY2020 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 then amended by Ordinance No. 18-21 shall be continued for FY2020 for the Columbus Police Department. 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 first amended by Ordinance 18-21 is hereby subsequently amended as follows: Effective July 1, 2019, the anniversary pay adjustment for pay reform years 5 thru 30 is established at an annual rate of $3,500. Five (5) 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 5 thru 30. No retroactive pay reform adjustments for years 5 thru 30 will be given. All pay reform adjustments in FY2020 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
$ 3,500 $ 134.62
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 FY2020 for the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office.
SECTION 31.

The Sheriff’s Office Recruitment and Retention Plan adopted by Columbus Ordinance No. 18-21 shall be continued in FY2020 for the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office.
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 FY2020 for all authorized personnel.
SECTION 33.

The following pay adjustments and incentives are hereby adopted effective July 1, 2019 as part of the FY20 budget:

Effective July 1, 2019, the Civic Center Intermittent Staff hourly pay rates will be adjusted as follows:

Civic Center Intermittent Staff
Existing
Starting Wage Per Hour
New
Starting Wage
Per Hour
Ticket Seller, Ticket Takers, Ushers, Concessionaires
$7.50
$9.00
Janitorial
$8.25
$9.75
Security, Skate Monitor
$8.64
$10.14
Usher Supervisor, Concessionaire Supervisor
$9.41
$10.91
Ticket Seller Supervisor, Janitorial Supervisor
$10.25
$11.75
Security Supervisor, Change over Crew
$10.64
$12.14
Events Attendants
$11.89
$13.39
AV Technician
$12.00
$13.50
Electrician
$15.25
$16.75


Effective July 1, 2019, the Outdoor Pool Staff hourly pay rates will equal the Aquatic Center Staff hourly pay rates thus adjusting the Outdoor Pool staff rates as follows:

Outdoor Pool Staff
Existing Starting Wage Per Hour
New Starting Wage Per Hour
Outdoor Pool Concessionaires
$7.25
$8.00
Outdoor Lifeguards
$7.55
$9.18
Outdoor Head Lifeguards
$7.75
$10.00
Outdoor Asst. Manager
$7.95
$11.00
Outdoor Pool Manager
$8.15
$12.00

SECTION 34.

All positions that are un-funded as of or before FY2015 are hereby deleted as part of the FY2020 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. Effective July 1, 2019 the following un-funded positions will be removed as authorized positions from the following departments/offices:

GENERAL FUND
Information Technology (1) Application Developer
Human Resources (1) Administrative Secretary PT
Planning (1) Planning Technician
Planning (1) Planner
Engineering (1) Senior Traffic Signal Technician
Engineering (1) Traffic Sign & Marking Supervisor
Engineering (1) Traffic Control Technician
Parks & Recreation (1) Parks Crew Supervisor
Parks & Recreation (1) Motor Equipment Operator II
Parks & Recreation (3) Park Maintenance Worker I
Parks & Recreation (1) Park Maintenance Worker I PT
Parks & Recreation (1) Administrative Clerk I PT
Parks & Recreation (1) Pottery Specialist PT
Parks & Recreation (1) Custodian PT
Tax Assessor (1) Appraiser III Personal Property

SECTION 35.
Health Plan Premiums – Effective January 1, 2020
Silver Plan (Active Employees)
2020 Bi-Weekly Cost Wellness
2020
Bi-Weekly Non-Wellness
Gold Plan (Active Employees)
2020 Bi-Weekly Cost Wellness
2020
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)
2020 Monthly Cost Wellness
2020
Monthly
Non-Wellness
Gold Plan (Pre-65 Retirees)
2020 Monthly Cost Wellness
2020
Monthly
Non-Wellness
Single
$263.72
$283.04
Single
$332.23
$356.57
Retiree + Spouse
$761.84
$781.16
Retiree + Spouse
$895.05
$919.39
Retiree + Child(ren)
$688.41
$707.73
Retiree + Child(ren)
$812.06
$836.40
Family
$1,265.79
$1,285.11
Family
$1,464.43
$1,488.77

*Effective with the plan year beginning January 1, 2020, 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, 2020, 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.

Salary savings is the amount of salary expense saved when a position is vacant or filled at a lower salary level than the budgeted level. All salary savings achieved in FY2020 by any Department or Elected Office, of the Columbus, Georgia Consolidated Government or any Board, Commission and/or Authority created by the Columbus Council shall only be used to replenish fund balance reserves. Use of salary savings is hereby restricted for any other purpose unless expressly approved by Council.
SECTION 39.

The minimum budget requirements set forth in O.C.G.A. Title 36, Chapter 81, are hereby adopted.
SECTION 40.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held on the 4th day of June, 2019; introduced a second time at a regular meeting held on the 11th day of June, 2019 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____ members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting .
Councilor Barnes voting .
Councilor Crabb voting .
Councilor Davis voting .
Councilor Garrett voting .
Councilor House voting .
Councilor Huff voting .
Councilor Thomas voting .
Councilor Pugh voting .
Councilor Woodson voting .


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Sandra T. Davis, Clerk of Council B.H. “Skip” Henderson, III, Mayor

ATTACHMENT “A”

COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT
PAY PLAN

FOR FY2020
Operating Budget Ordinance Attachment A - Pay Plan.pdfOperating Budget Ordinance Attachment A - Pay Plan.pdf