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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 14, 2021 at 6:30 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 15, 2021


 

BUDGET RECAPITULATION

MAYOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET

for Fiscal Year JULY 1, 2021 – JUNE 30, 2022

Appropriations

Appropriations
 
(a) General Government  $116,248,749
(b) Education  
 1. Board of Education   $125,700,000
 2. Other Education Costs 1,186,359
Total Education $126,886,359
   
TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS   $243,135,108
   
Means of Financing
 

(a) Non-tax income$115,945,805
Grand List  2,702,218,498
Proposed Mill Rate – RE, PP49.50 
Proposed Mill Rate – MV44.00 
Levy, 7/1/21 96.60% Collection Rate 127,189,303
   
TOTAL REVENUE $243,135,108


WHEREAS, The “Mayor’s Proposed Budget” estimates that the listed expenditures $243,135,108 seem necessary for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 and also estimates that the following listed income from sources other than taxation will be available to meet such expenditures, a tax of 49.50 mills for real estate and personal properties and 44.00 mills for motor vehicles, estimating a collection rate of 96.60%, on the Grand List of October 1, 2020 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, 2022 along with detail budget accounts totaling $243,135,108 as listed.

“MAYOR’S PROPOSED” GENERAL FUND BUDGET

Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Appropriations

Account Description

Budget

Mayor’s Office

$     369,039  

Corporation Counsel

609,948

Police

18,590,204

Fire

14,858,881

Support Services

6,687,022

Public Works

14,771,760

Recreation & Community Services

5,749,215

Finance

2,852,672

Planning & Development

527,201

Health & Building

3,305,461

Human Resources

402,450

Town Clerk

573,051

Registrar of Voters

461,793

Common Council

172,343

Probate Court

119,066

Cultural Organizations

135,000

Debt Service

17,957,808

Municipal Insurance

2,293,030

Employee Benefits

22,957,873

Admin & Contingency

2,854,932

Board of Education

126,886,359

TOTAL

$243,135,108

 

 

Estimated Revenue for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Account Description

Budget

Police

$2,131,500

Fire

101,000

Support Services

958,166

Public Works

1,728,078

Recreation & Community Services

    501,866

Finance

330,125

Planning & Development

7,500

Health & Building

845,000

Human Resources

87,000

Town Clerk

1,329,000

Probate Court

55,961

General & Administrative

8,929,299

Taxes

133,169,303

State Grants – Other than Education

20,575,291

State Grants – Education

72,386,019

Total

$243,135,108


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 2021-2022, be accepted and adopted as follows:


“MAYOR’S PROPOSED” SPECIAL REVENUE BUDGET

Stanley Operating Fund

$1,945,939

Chesley Cell Tower

30,000

Cemetery Operating Fund

577,597

Dog Fund 

211,400

Sewer Operating Fund

11,866,813

Youth Service Bureau

425,296

Donations Account

115,000

Terrific Toys Program

  40,000

Senior Center Activity Fund

32,000

BOE Medical Self Insurance Fund

22,233,767

City Medical Self Insurance Fund

9,881,737

W/C Self-Insurance Fund

2,802,930

Liability Insurance Fund

180,000


“MAYOR’S PROPOSED” ENTERPRISE FUND BUDGET

WATER DEPARTMENT

2021-2022 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET

PROJECTED ESTIMATED EXPENSES

Debt Service – Principal (Long Term Debt)

$1,658,790

Debt Service – Interest (Long Term Debt)

240,779

Vouchers Payable

7,358,017

Taxes Payable

650,581

Payrolls & Benefit Payable

       5,447,172

Total

$15,355,339

PROJECTED ESTIMATED INCOME

Computer Accounts

$9,000,000

Monthly Accounts

31,200

Berlin Water & Sewer Commission

       460,000

Kensington Fire District

950,000

Bristol Water

218,400

Payment Reimbursement

225,000

Fire Protection Charges

190,000

Interest & Penalties Received

       400,000

Out of Town Hydrant Charge

       150,000

Interest Earned on Investments

4,000

Miscellaneous Revenue

6,500

Transfer from Fund Balance

3,720,239

Total

$15,355,339

Proposed Water Rate Structure – 2021-2022

Semi Annual

$30.38 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 2021-2022

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 2021-2022, the State of Connecticut has allocated $995,539 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 XXXV. 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:

City Hall Roof Replacement and Masonry

$215,000

Blogoslawski Garage Concrete, HVAC, Electrical, and Parking System Imp.

$150,000

Citywide Generator Replacement & Improvements

$150,000

New Britain Stadium Improvements

$150,000

Citywide Parks Maintenance Building Improvements

$220,539

City Yard Building Upgrades

$110,000

 

 

Total

$995,539

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 $995,539 be appropriated within the Special Revenue Fund, LoCIP Fund #213, for the projects specified with the individual expenditure and revenue accounts established for Entitlement XXXV grant proceeds.  

 

 


 

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