ORDINANCE
NO. _________


AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2016 BEGINNING JULY 1, 2015 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2016, 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 FY16 proposed in the total amount of $265,724,993 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 $150,925,421 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $34,000,000 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $5,366,111 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $15,280,919 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $13,959,759 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $11,375,000 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $3,958,789 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $5,428,000 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $11,736,755 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $6,685,248 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $393,273 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $1,248,800 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $490,500 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $2,649,791 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $2,226,627 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $21,632,650 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $5,486,983 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $3,609,420 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 $1,311,557 for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, covering the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, 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 FY16, which has been filed with the Clerk of Council, is hereby approved for use during the 2016 fiscal year in a total amount of $2,765,948.

Fund Being Charged
FY16 Charges
LOST Fund (Public Safety)
$247,691
LOST Fund (Infrastructure)
80,723
Stormwater (Sewer) Fund
184,765
Paving Fund
704,376
Integrated Waste Management
846,167
Emergency Telephone
111,796
CDBG Fund
10,202
UDAG Fund
1,064
Economic Development Fund
0
HOME Program Fund
23,970
Multi-Government Fund:
Transportation Planning RSVP Grant
Parents as Teachers Grant
US Army CYS Strong
HFGa Home Visiting (MIECHV)
Nurse-Family Partnership
7,315
3,525
5,788
5,032
3,186
8,772
Civic Center Fund
129,311
WIA Fund
123,611
Metro Drug Task Force
0
Neighborhood Stabilization Fund
2,651
Transportation Fund
133,139
Parking Authority Fund
9,502
Trade Center Fund
75,656
Bull Creek Golf Course
35,180
Oxbow Creek Golf Course
12,526
Total Charges
$2,765,948
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, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
SECTION 25.

The following position changes are hereby adopted as part of the FY16 Budget and are as follows:

NEW POSITIONS: RECLASSIFIED POSITIONS:
General Fund – Mayor’s Office (1) Executive Assistant (G00) Appointed to (1) Executive Assistant (G00) Appointed $53,718 to $38,860
General Fund – Mayor’s Office (1) Executive Assistant (G14) to (1) Public
Information Officer/Calendar Coordinator
(G16B). $35,303.58 to $38,018
General Fund – Mayor’s Office (1) Administrative Secretary (G10) to (1)
Coordinator of Policy and Research (16B)
$29,699.54 to $38,018 Civic Center (1) Maintenance Supervisor (G15) to (1)
Food and Beverage Coordinator (G15)
Trade Center (1) Facility Maintenance Supervisor (G15)
To (1) Facilities Maintenance Wrkr I (G11)

DELETED POSITIONS:
General Fund - Marshal (2) Deputy Marshals
OLOST – Infrastructure (1) Project Engineer (G22)

TRANSFERS:
To: LOST, From: General Fund (15) Firefighters (P15), FY16 ONLY
Continuation from FY14 and FY15 (10) Police Officers (P15), FY16 ONLY

TITLE CHANGE ONLY:
General Fund – Information Technology Host Operations Supervisor (G19) to
Telecommunications Supervisor (G19)
General Fund – Engineering GIS Supervisor (G17) to GIS Analyst (G17)

SECTION 26.

The Columbus Consolidated Government Pay Plan for Salary and Wages is hereby adopted as part of the FY16 Budget and is incorporated herein by Attachment A. Effective January 2, 2016, a .5% increase for all classified positions is hereby adopted. Effective January 1, 2016, retirees will receive a .25% increase.

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, METRA, and Civic Center departments effective July 1, 2009, distributed in equal payments over 26 bi-weekly pay period, will remain in effect for FY16. 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 FY2016 for the Police Department and Fire Department ONLY.

Section 29.

The Columbus Police Department Pay Reform will be implemented effective July 4, 2015. Initial years of service will be calculated on July 4, 2015 and base pay will be adjusted based on the closest years of service which each sworn CPD officer has met. 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 30.

The Special Event Parking Fee for the Parking Garages will be increased from $2.00 to $3.00 effective July 1, 2014; from $3.00 to $4.00 effective July 1, 2015; and from $4.00 to $5.00 effective July 1, 2016. Paragraph 19 of Section 1 of Ordinance No. 05-85 is hereby expressly repealed.
SECTION 31.

Health Plan Premiums – Effective January 1, 2016
Active Employees
HMO Monthly Rate
Active Employees
POS/PPO Monthly Rate
Active Employees
HWC Monthly Rate
Employee
$153.88
$142.33
$129.24
Employee + Spouse
$289.28
$267.56
$242.98
Employee + Child(ren)
$269.28
$249.06
$226.17
Family
$426.22
$394.23
$358.00
Pre-65 Retirees
HMO Monthly Rate
Pre-65 Retirees
POS/PPO Monthly Rate
Pre-65 Retirees
HWC Monthly Rate
Employee
$240.04
$228.49
$215.40
Employee + Spouse
$613.24
$591.52
$566.94
Employee + Child(ren)
$570.85
$550.63
$527.74
Family
$903.56
$871.57
$838.34


*Effective with the plan year beginning January 1, 2016, 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 $371.45. Working spouse shall mean spouses of employees and non-Medicare retirees who have access to health care coverage provided by their employer.
SECTION 32.

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 33.

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 34.

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

SECTION 35.

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 9th day of June, 2015; introduced a second time at a regular meeting held on the ______ day of _________, 2015 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____ members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting .
Councilor Baker voting_______________________.
Councilor Barnes voting .
Councilor Buck voting .
Councilor Davis 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





THE FOLLOWING TWO PAGES ARE ATTACHMENT “A”

COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT
PAY PLAN

FOR FY2016