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Notice of Mayor's Proposed Budget Filing

LEGAL NOTICE

In accordance with Article X §10-3(d) and Article XI § 11-2(d) of the Charter of the City of New Britain the “Mayor’s Proposed Budget” and “Mayor’s Proposed Capital Projects Budget” was filed with the City Clerk concurrently with its submission to the Common Council. A Special Meeting was held on April 8, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers to formally present the “Mayor’s Proposed Budget” and the “Mayor’s Proposed Capital Projects Budget” to the Common Council both of which are available for public inspection in the City and Town Clerk’s Office, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT.

Mark H. Bernacki, City and Town Clerk

April 9, 2020


BUDGET RECAPITULATION

MAYOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET

for Fiscal Year JULY 1, 2020 – JUNE 30, 2021

Appropriations

(a) General Government                                     $108,454,738

(b) Education

      1. Board of Education                                 $125,700,000

      2. Other Education Costs                               693,653        

Total Education                                                   $126,393,653

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS                              $234,848,391

       Means of Financing

      (a) Non-tax income                                    $106,329,962                                                              

Grand List                                                            2,673,982,402

Proposed Mill Rate – RE, PP                                     50.50

Proposed Mill Rate – MV                                           45.00

Levy, 7/1/20 96.60% Collection Rate             128,518,429

TOTAL REVENUE                                              $234,848,391

WHEREAS, The “Mayor’s Proposed Budget” estimates that the listed expenditures $234,848,391 seem necessary for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 and also estimates that the following listed income from sources other than taxation will be available to meet such expenditures, a tax of 50.50 mills for real estate and personal properties and 45.00 mills for motor vehicles, estimating a collection rate of 96.60%, on the Grand List of October 1, 2019 will be necessary, now therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Mayor recommends to the Common Council of the City of New Britain that the following listed expenditures, income and tax rate be adopted by the Common Council of the City of New Britain for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2021 along with detail budget accounts totaling $234,848,391 as listed.

“MAYOR’S PROPOSED” GENERAL FUND BUDGET

Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021

Appropriations

Account Description

Budget

Mayor’s Office…………………………….

$     374,393  

Corporation Counsel    …………………

610,505

Police………...……………………………

17,957,468

Fire……………………………...……….

14,521,651

Support Services…………………………

6,243,774

Public Works...............................................

14,255,882

Recreation & Community Services.........

5,623,912

Finance........................................................

2,476,006

Economic Development............................

531,542

Health & Building…………………………

2,093,525

Human Resources……………………….

390,262

Town Clerk..................................................

579,457

Registrar of Voters ....................................

469,739

Common Council.......................................

170,576

Probate Court ............................................

118,441

Cultural Organizations………………….

90,000

Debt Service…………………………

27,217,813

Municipal Insurance...................................

2,212,866

Employee Benefits………………………

10,034,563

Admin & Contingency…………………

2,482,363

Board of Education....................................

126,393,653

TOTAL...............................................................

$234,848,391

 

 

Estimated Revenue for Fiscal Year 2020-2021

Account Description

Budget

Police...........................................................

$2,131,500

Fire……………………...…………………

101,000

Support Services........................................

1,454,356

Public Works...............................................

1,740,181

Recreation & Community Services.........

483,866

Finance........................................................

450,695

Economic Development............................

7,500

Health & Building.......................................

854,500

Human Resources.....................................

87,000

Town Clerk..................................................

1,329,000

Probate Court.............................................

55,075

General & Administrative..........................

5,582,132

Taxes...........................................................

134,693,429

State Grants – Other than Education......

13,492,138

State Grants – Education……………….

72,386,019

Total........................................

$234,848,391

 

 


RESOLVED, That the Mayor proposes the “Mayor’s Proposed Budget” to the Common Council of the City of New Britain that the proposed Special Revenue Funds and the Enterprise Fund for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, be accepted and adopted as follows:

“MAYOR’S PROPOSED” SPECIAL REVENUE BUDGET

Stanley Operating Fund ...........................................................................................

$ 1,792,281

Chesley Cell Tower………………

110,000

Cemetery Operating Fund .......................................................................................

560,860

Dog Fund ....................................................................................................................

          200,809

Sewer Operating Fund..............................................................................................

11,364,117

Youth Service Bureau................................................................................................

427,580

Donations Account.....................................................................................................

115,000

Terrific Toys Program................................................................................................

           17,000

Senior Center Activity Fund……….

           32,000

BOE Medical Self Insurance Fund

22,299,536

City Medical Self Insurance Fund………………....................................................

 

4,039,728

W/C Self-Insurance Fund ........................................................................................

2,612,663

Liability Insurance Fund ..........................................................................................

         174,000

“MAYOR’S PROPOSED” ENTERPRISE FUND BUDGET

WATER DEPARTMENT

2020-2021 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET

PROJECTED ESTIMATED EXPENSES

Debt Service – Principal (Long Term Debt).

$   2,120,677

Debt Service – Interest (Long Term Debt)...

317,991

Vouchers Payable............................................

7,652,793

Taxes Payable..................................................

574,393

Payrolls & Benefit Payable..............................

       5,214,144

         Total.........................................................

$15,879,998

PROJECTED ESTIMATED INCOME

Computer Accounts..........................................

$9,568,000

Monthly Accounts.............................................

31,200

Berlin Water & Sewer Commission...............

       364,000

Kensington Fire District...................................

821,600

Bristol Water......................................................

218,400

Payment Reimbursement ..............................

200,000

Fire Protection Charges..................................

175,000

Interest & Penalties Received........................

       350,000

Out of Town Hydrant Charge..........................

       130,000

Interest Earned on Investments.....................

3,000

Miscellaneous Revenue..................................

4,500        

Transfer from Fund Balance………………

4,014,298

         Total.........................................................

$15,879,998

Proposed Water Rate Structure – 2020-2021

Semi Annual

 

$30.38 per 1,000 cubic feet

Present Water Rate Structure – 2019-2020

Semi Annual

First

2,300,000 cubic feet @ $29.21 per 1,000 cubic feet

Next

2,300,000 cubic feet @ $25.97 per 1,000 cubic feet

Over

4,600,000 cubic feet @ $20.91 per 1,000 cubic feet

Administrative Charge – Extra Capacity Charge: For each semi annual billing, in addition to charges for water use, there shall be a fixed charge rendered based on the size of the meter in use:

Size of Meter

Charge

Size of Meter

Charge

5/8” x 3/4"

$ 27.00

3”

$ 442.00

3/4"

40.00

4”

748.00

1”

85.00

6”

1,464.00

1-1/2”

163.00

8”

2,928.00

2”

241.00

 

 

 

Out-of-Town Retail Rates: Same rates as above plus a seventy (70%) surcharge.

Out-Of-Town Hydrant Charge: $383.00

Use of Water from any Hydrant:

$383.00 January 1st to June 30th

$383.00 July 1st to December 31st

If estimate of water use is more than 5,000 cubic feet for the 6 month period, a meter might be required and, if so, the charge for water from the hydrant will be based on our rates with the $383.00 being the minimum paid in advance. No use of hydrant will be allowed for lawn or garden watering.

Peak Use Surcharge: Applies to all metered services which use equal to or more than 350,000 cubic feet for the four month meter reading cycle period from May 20 to September 20. When the daily average water use for the period of May 20 and September 20 total 3,000 cubic feet or greater, the average daily water use shall be compared to the previous average daily water use for the water reading cycle period of October 20th to February 20th.

If water use for May 20th to September 20 divided by water use for October 20th to February 20th equals 2.00 to 2.75, a 50% surcharge in the water charges shall be applied. If the ratio is from 2.76 to 3.50, a 60% surcharge in the water charges should be applied. If the ratio is from 3.51 to 4.25, a 70% surcharge shall be applied to the water charge. If the ratio is from 4.26 to 5.00, an 80% surcharge shall be applied to the water charges and if the ratio is 5.01 to 6.00, a 90% surcharge shall be applied to the water charges. If the ratio is 6.01 or higher, a 100% surcharge shall be applied to the water charge. The water charge in effect at the time of the water billing shall determine the final surcharge bill. The May 20 and September 20 dates may be revised by a few days either way to provide for a meter reading during the regular work week.

MAYOR’S PROPOSED CAPITAL PROJECTS BUDGET

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

Article XI of the Charter of the City of New Britain requires the Mayor to present to the Common Council a “Mayor’s Proposed Capital Projects Budget”. The Capital Projects Budget includes a listing of all proposed capital projects for a five (5) year period with a general description, location and an estimated cost for each proposed activity.

Public Act 87-584, Section 11-44, has created a program referred to as the “Local Capital Improvement Fund” (LoCIP) to provide assistance to Connecticut municipalities for capital activities. For the fiscal year 2020-2021, the State of Connecticut has allocated $994,011 of new monies to New Britain.

The Mayor evaluated the needs of the city departments and identified specific projects for funding through the Local Capital Improvement Program Entitlement XXXIV. An Individual grant application to the State of CT for approval by the Secretary of the Office of Policy Management is proposed for the projects listed below:

Project :

Budget:

Walnut Hill Park Tennis Court Reconstruction

$     350,000

City Hall Energy Improvements

       150,000

City Hall Interior Upgrades

       300,000

Street Paving

       155,211

Sidewalk Improvements

         38,800

Total

$     994,011

 

 

RESOLVED, that Erin E. Stewart, Mayor of the City of New Britain, be authorized to execute all grant documents with the State on behalf of the City for the projects identified herein and,

RESOLVED, the sum of $994,011 be appropriated within the Special Revenue Fund, LoCIP Fund #213, for the projects specified with the individual expenditure and revenue accounts established for Entitlement XXXIV grant proceeds.  



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