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Notice of Adoption of Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Transfers from Enterprise Funds and Accounting of Enterprise Fund Transfers Public Notice

Tuesday, June 20,2017



 

 

Notice of Adoption of Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Transfers from Enterprise Funds

Purpose: Notification of adoption of the proposed fiscal year 2017-2018 budget and transfers from Enterprise (Business-type) Funds to Other Funds.

 

Background: The City of St. George, Utah held its public hearings on June 15, 2017 to review and take public comment regarding the proposed fiscal year 2017-2018 budget and transfers from Enterprise (Business-type) Funds to Other Funds and the Council approved the adoption of the transfers from the Enterprise Funds to Other Funds.

 

The City of St. George General Fund provides administrative and overhead services to the enterprise (business-type) funds. These services include utility billing, payment collection and customer service functions, as well as indirect costs for human resources, legal, technology, fleet maintenance and other administrative services. The City calculates the estimated costs to provide these services to the enterprise funds (see attached accounting data); and each enterprise fund transfers their proportionate share of the costs to the General Fund. If these functions were not provided by the General Fund, the enterprise funds would need to hire additional employees and pay the direct personnel, materials and supplies, and equipment costs and/or hire consultants and pay their fees. City Management believes the amount transferred to the General Fund is less than the value of the services received and/or the amount which would be billed by a third party.

 

The enterprise funds also participate in capital projects with other funds. The total project costs are expensed in the other funds and each enterprise fund transfers their proportionate share of the costs. By participating with the other funds, the City is saving costs by combining like projects with the different funds. For fiscal year 2017-2018, the transfers are budgeted as follows:

 

Fund

Transfers for Administrative and Overhead

Transfer of Costs Not Associated to the Enterprise Fund

Transfer for Capital Projects

Percent of Enterprise Fund’s Expenditure Budget

Electric Fund

$2,000,000

$ 0

$ 0

3.1%

Water Fund

$1,300,000

$ 0

$ 0

4.6%

Wastewater Collection

$ 500,000

$ 0

$ 0

7.9%

Refuse Collection

$ 300,000

$ 0

$ 0

3.8%

Regional Wastewater Treatment

$ 800,000

$ 0

$ 0

5.8%

Drainage Fund

$ 165,000

$ 0

$1,460,000

98.5%

Total to the General Fund

$5,065,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers for specific capital projects from an enterprise fund in fiscal year 2017-2018 are budgeted as follows:

 

Specific Capital Project

Enterprise Fund

Fund Receiving Transfer

Budgeted Transfer

Main Street Drainage Basin Laterals

Drainage Fund

Public Works Capital Projects Fund

$550,000

City Creek Repair at Sunset Blvd.

Drainage Fund

Public Works Capital Projects Fund

$460,000

Erosion Project at Virgin River & Man ‘O War Bridge 

Drainage Fund

Public Works Capital Projects Fund

$200,000

Bloomington Drive (Drainage Portion)

Drainage Fund

Public Works Capital Projects Fund

$ 50,000

Fort Pierce Wash Maintenance

Drainage Fund

Public Works Capital Projects Fund

$ 50,000

Industrial Park Flood Control

Drainage Fund

Public Works Capital Projects Fund

$ 50,000

1130 N Drainage Improvements

Drainage Fund

Public Works Capital Projects Fund

$ 50,000

Red Cliffs Park Drainage

Drainage Fund

Public Works Capital Projects Fund

$ 50,000

Total Transfers for Capital Projects

 

 

$1,460,000

 

 

For questions or comments regarding this public notice, please contact the following individuals in the Administrative Services Department at 435-627-4000 or click here to email.

 

Trevor Coombs, Administrative Services Director

Tiffany M LaJoice, Finance Manager

Deanna Brklacich, Budget and Financial Planning Manager