City and Borough of Juneau

Finance Committee Meeting

June 1, 2005,
  at 5 p.m., Chambers

 

I.   Call to Order

 

II.   Roll Call

 

III. Approval of Minutes

May 25, 2005

 

IV. Bartlett Regional Hospital (BRH)

A. On May 18, 2005, the AFC heard Bartlett Regional Hospital ’s (BRH) FY06 budget presentation.   At that time, the Committee voted to table approval of the BRH FY06 Budget.

 

The BRH Board is requesting approval of their FY06 budgets as presented to the AFC on May 18, 2005.   This packet includes a copy of BRH’s FY06 Budget request.

 

B. The BRH Board has approved a reduction in Sleep-off/Courtesy Patrol Services provided by Rainforest Recovery Center (RRC).   At the May 25 AFC meeting, Mr. Bob Valiant indicated that it was the BRH’s plan to proceed with this budget reduction unless directed otherwise by the Assembly.

 

The projected savings resulting from the service reduction is $144,400.

 

Included in the packet is the FY06 Budget for the RRC.

 

C. At the May 25 AFC meeting, questions were raised concerning the allocation of liquor and tobacco excise taxes to BRH.   Included in the packet is the budget allocation schedule from FY02 through FY06.

 

V. Capital Improvement Projects Program Budget

Included in your packet is a memo from Roger Healy, Engineering Director, regarding the Preliminary FY06 Capital Improvement Program projects and funding recommendations approved by the Public Works and Facility Committee on May 23, 2005.

VI. Ombudsman Contract

Donna Pierce, Deputy City Manager, will provide information and recommendations on the Ombudsman’s contract.

 

VII. Lobbyist Contracts

The AFC has requested information on the lobbyist contracts.   The table below indicates the existing contracts and amounts currently included in the FY06 Revised Budget.   The FY06 budget was prepared with the assumption the FY05 contracts would continue.

 

 

Firm

 

Contract

Expenses

Up To

 

Contract Duration

Gruening and Spitzfaden

$   60,000

5,000

     01/01/05 through 10/30/05

Chambers, Conlon and Hartwell

     67,000

*    5,000

       07/01/04 through 06/30/05

Kent Dawson Company

     35,000

              -

     01/01/05 through 06/30/05

 

$ 162,000

      10,000

 

 

* Except for trips to Alaska .


 

VIII. Gastineau Humane Society Animal Control Contract

The Gastineau Humane Society (GHS) provides animal control services on a contractual basis for the CBJ.   The contract provides for a base contractual amount plus revenues collected by GHS for impounds, animal ordinance violations and licenses. The GHS is requesting an increase of $59,800 (12%) in the base contractual amount over the FY06 Approved Budget.

 

The table below shows the funding provided to GHS for animal control.

 

 

FY05

 

FY06

 

FY04

Amended

Projected

 

Approved

Revised

 

Actuals

Budget

Actuals

 

Budget

Budget

CBJ Contact

$503,400

516,300

516,300

 

    516,300

     576,100

License Fees

64,600

72,000

64,000

 

      73,000

       64,500

Citations

7,500

12,000

7,000

 

      12,500

         7,500

Impound Fees

17,100

36,000

       14,000

 

      38,000

       15,500

Total Funding

$592,600

    636,300

    601,300

 

   639,800

    663,600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chava Lee, GHS Director, will present an overview of the animal control services provided by GHS and the need for increased funding.

 

IX. Schedule Meeting for Discussion of 1% Sales Tax Projects

In order to place the 1% temporary sales tax levy on the October ballot, the ordinance needs to be adopted by Monday, August 22, 2005.   To adhere to this deadline, I am requesting the AFC schedule date(s) to meet no later than mid-June.

 

X.  Information Items

Assembly Finance Committee FY06 budget meeting schedule and Assembly action dates.