FINAL ADOPTED BUDGET FY2021-22
INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE AREA SUMMARY Budget Highlights: The FY 21-22 Adopted Budget is increasing by $4,979,802, or 1.5%.
The Engineering and Inspections Department FY 21-22 Adopted Budget is increasing by $1,776,995, or 8.3%, primarily due to the reinstated reductions to scheduled maintenance totaling $1.18 million from the prior year which addressed projected revenue shortfalls due to COVID-19. The Engineering and Inspections Department budget includes a service enhancement to fund the routine maintenance and utilities of newly constructed Fire Stations 7 and 56, totaling $74,460. The Field Operations Department FY 21-22 Adopted Budget is increasing by $2,155,467, or 5.4%. The Field Operations Department budget includes the addition of one (1) FTE Crew Coordinator and the deletion of a Solid Waste Operator, one (1) FTE, due to a division reorganization. The Field Operations budget includes $600,000 for the purchase of four (4) new solid waste vehicles. The Field Operations budget includes an increase of approximately $750,000, due to the recycling agreement entered into during FY 18-19. The Transit System (GTA) Fund FY 21-22 Adopted Budget is increasing by $802,353, or 3.3%. The GTA budget includes an Access GSO rate increase from $1.50 to $2.00, effective January 1, 2022. The GTA budget includes the transition of Access GSO premium service to I-Ride and an expansion of Sunday Service routes that will be funded with the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant. The Parking Facilities Fund FY 21-22 Adopted Budget is decreasing by $837,086, or 15.5%. Due to the delayed opening of The February One Parking Deck and revenue impacts from COVID-19, the budget includes a reduction in the transfer to the Parking Capital Improvement Project Fund and debt serivce payments. The Parking Fund budget includes an increase of three (3) FTEs in FY 22-23 for the anticipated opening of the February One Parking Deck. These positions were originally budgeted in FY 21-22 but were postponed. The financing model for the Eugene St Parking Deck and February One Parking Deck includes regular increases in parking rates. As there was no increase in FY 20-21, an increase will be required in FY 21-22. The Planning Department FY 21-22 Adopted Budget is increasing by $625,631, or 12.1%. The GSO2040 Comprehensive Plan implementation began during FY 20-21. The Planning Department budget includes an increase of $200,000 to Piedmont Business Capital in addition to the $400,000 received to support loans for small business owners. The Solid Waste Disposal Fund FY 21-22 Adopted Budget is decreasing by $610,249, or 3.6%. The Solid Waste Disposal budget includes a decrease of $800,000 for the transfer to the solid waste capital reserve fund. The Special Tax Districts Fund FY 21-22 Adopted Budget is increasing by $108,759, or 9.1%. The Business Improvement District tax rate will increase one (1) cent, from eight (8) to nine (9) cents for properties in the downtown service area. During FY 20-21 Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI) released the 2030 Vision Plan for Downtown Greensboro.
Adopted 2021-22 Budget
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