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Budget in Brief

General Fund

The General Fund budget maintains the current level of high quality service. Overall, General Fund expenditures are programmed at $40.3 million approximately the same last fiscal year. A mix of property taxes, business licenses and franchise fees, permitting fees, local accommodations tax for public safety and tourism facilities, state-shared funds, and funds from prior years (fund balance) supports the General Fund.

General Fund - Major Revenues

The table below provides a historical comparison of major revenues by source:

       
% Change
Revenue Source
FY 2018
Adopted
Budget
FY 2018
Estimated
Actual
2019 Budget
FY 2018
Budget
FY 2018
Estimated
Acutual
Property Taxes 13,473,000 13,703,850 13,840,888 2.7% 1.0%
Business Licenses & Franchise Fees 9,983,007 9,918,528 9,969,000 -0.1% 0.5%
Permit Fees 1,443,23 1,805,303 1,497,500 3.8% -17.0%
Local Accommodations Tax 3,312,968 3,482,593 3,532,590 6.6% 1.4%
Transfers In:
  State Accommodations Tax 1,565,900 1,565,900 1,565,900 0.0% 0.0%
  Beach Preservation fee 1,361,138 1,361,138 1,361,140 0.0% 0.0%
  Hospitality Tax 3,492,245 3,492,245 3,492,250 0.0% 0.0%
Subtotal "Major" Revenue Sources 34,631,497 35,329,557 35,259,268 1.8% -0.2%
All Other Revenue Sources 5,687,539 4,488,913 4,998,561 -12.1% 11.4%
Total General Fund Revenues $40,319,036 $39,818,470 $40,257,829 -0.2% 1.1%

2019 Budget General Fund Major Revenues

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General Fund - Major Expenditures

The table below provides a historical comparison of expenditures by category:

       
% Change
 
FY 2018
Adopted
Budget
FY 2018
Estimated
Actual
2019 Budget
FY 2018
Budget
FY 2018
Estimated
Acutual
Personnel 23,688,294 22,957,276 24,416,418 3.1% 6.4%
Operating 10,412,569 9,801,918 10,029,527 -3.7% 2.3%
Sheriff/Other Public Safety 3,728,316 3,678,316 3,895,874 4.5% 5.9%
Capital 927,322 1,004,701 289,600 -68.8% -71.2%
Grants 1,562,535 1,562,535 1,626,410 4.1% 4.1%
Total  
$40,319,036 $39,004,746 $40,257,829 -0.2% 3.2%

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The major changes in the budget are as follows (increase / (decrease) from prior year):

Major expenditure changes for fiscal year 2019 from fiscal year 2018
1. 3% average merit increase (including salary and benefit cost) $593,000
2. Vantage retirement funding 134,700
3. Police Services 150,000
4. Shore Beach Services 17,558
5. Event management and hospitality training 55,648
6. Recreation center 137,021
7. LRTA (Palmetto Breeze) (71,794)
8. Fire Rescue medical supplies 27,000
9. Fire Rescue maintenance contracts 17,000
10. Finance bank charges 12,000
11. Town Council initiatives ($500,000 will be carried forward to fiscal year 2019) (740,000)

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