12:00 p.m. CANCELLED - SPECIAL MEETING: Budget & Finance Committee

 

CANCELLED

SPECIAL MEETING: Budget and Finance Committee

2015 City of Cincinnati Budget Update

The Budget and Finance Committee Special Meeting has been CANCELLED for Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon.

The Budget and Finance Committee Special Meeting for Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 12:00 noon is still scheduled.

 

FY 2015 BUDGET ORDINANCES

Operating General Fund

PROVIDING for the appropriation of funds from the General Fund for the current expenses and other expenditures of the City of Cincinnati, as set forth in the attached Schedule of Appropriation, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015.

Operating Restricted Funds

PROVIDING for the appropriation for the current expenses and other expenditures of the City of Cincinnati in the total amount of $XXX from the Water Works Fund; the Parking System Facilities Fund; the Convention Center Fund; the General Aviation Fund; the Municipal Golf Fund; the Stormwater Management Utility Fund; the Bond Retirement Fund; the Street Construction, Maintenance and Repair Fund; the Income Tax-Infrastructure Fund; the Municipal Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund; the Sawyer Point Fund; the Recreation Special Activities Fund; the Health Services Fund; and the Income Tax-Transit Fund (all hereinafter designated Restricted Revenue Funds) for operating requirements, capital outlay and debt service for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015.

General Capital

APPROVING AND ADOPTING a Capital Improvement Program and Budget for the fiscal year 2015, allocating and appropriating taxes and other revenue and existing funds for the purpose of carrying out certain parts of the Capital Improvement Program, and providing for the allocation and appropriation to other parts of said Capital Improvement Program proceeds of the Cincinnati Southern Railway; and Authorizing the transfer of money from various existing funds and/or project accounts to various funds and/or project accounts, all for the purpose of carrying out the Capital Improvement Program.

Restricted Capital – Enterprise Funds

AUTHORIZING the transfer of the sum of $2,489,100 from various enterprise funds to various Capital Improvement funds and projects for the purpose of continuing and completing certain capital improvement projects; and further AUTHORIZING the use and expenditure of $53,360,000 for the Greater Cincinnati Water Works Capital Improvements.

Greater Cincinnati Water Works Rate Increase

REPEALING AND REORDAINING Section 401-76, “Service Charges,” Section 401-77, “Water Commodity Charges,” Section 401-78, “Charges for Fire Protection Services,” and Section 401-81, “Charges to Political Subdivisions,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code for the purpose of revising the rates for water service furnished by the Greater Cincinnati Water Works.

Security Alarm Registration Fee

MODIFYING the provisions of Chapter 807, “Alarms,” of Title VIII, “Business Regulations,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by amending Sections 807-1-A2, “Alarm System,” 807-1-A4, “Alarm Registration,” 807-1-F, “False Alarm,” and 807-13, “Excessive False Alarms”; and further MODIFYING the provisions of Chapter 807, “Alarms,” of Title VIII, “Business Regulations,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by enacting new Section 807-1-L, “Local Alarm System”; and further MODIFYING the provisions of Chapter 807, “Alarms,” of Title VIII, “Business Regulations,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by repealing existing Section 807-19, “Enforcement of Provisions.”

Fire Safety Permit Fee

MODIFYING the provisions of Chapter 1201, “Administration,” of Title XII, “Cincinnati Fire Prevention Code,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by amending Section 1201-65, “Permit Fees” for the purpose of covering increased administrative and inspection costs.

Special Events Registration Fee

MODIFYING the provisions of Chapter 765, “Special Event Permits,” of Title VII, “General Regulations,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by amending Sections 765-5, “Special Event Permit Application,” 765-9, “Approval of an Application,” and 765-11, “Required Terms and Conditions”; and further MODIFYING the provisions of Chapter 765, “Special Event Permits,” Title VII, “General Regulations,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by enacting new Section 765-6, “Special Event Application Fees”; and further MODIFYING the provisions of Chapter 506, “Operation and Right of Way,” of the Cincinnati Municipal Code by amending Section 506-91, “Street Fetes”; and further MODIFYING the provisions of Chapter 510, “Assemblages and Parades,” by amending Section 510-3, “Special Parades Requiring Permits,” of Chapter 510, “Assemblages and Parades.”

Building Permit Fee Increases

MODIFYING the provisions of the Cincinnati Building Code, Title XI of the Cincinnati Municipal Code, by amending [the following existing Sections of CMC Chapter 1101: 1101-17, 1101-29, 1101-37, 1101-49, 1101-53, 1101-55, 1101-81, 1101-85; amending CMC Chapter 1107-17; and REPEALING the following existing Sections of CMC Chapter 1101: 1101-87, 1101-89, 1101-91, 1101-93, 1101-97, 1101-99, 1101-101, 1101-103, 1101-105, 1101-107, 1101-109, 1101-111, 1101-113, 1101-115, 1101-119, 1101-123, 1101-125, and 1101-127] all to provide for a new fee structure consistent with the 2015 budget, which modification will allow the Department of City Planning and Buildings to cover a higher portion of its costs for permits and services, as approved pursuant to the 2015 budget for the City of Cincinnati and therefore required in order to allow the Department of City Planning and Buildings to generate anticipated revenue in 2015 and future years.

Planning Fee Increase

AUTHORIZING the Department of City Planning and Buildings to assess and charge fees for certain planning- and zoning-related services consistent with the 2015 budget, which authorization will allow the Department of City Planning and Buildings to cover a higher portion of its costs for planning and zoning services, as approved pursuant to the 2015 budget for the City of Cincinnati, and therefore required in order to allow the Department of City Planning and Buildings to generate anticipated revenue in 2015 and future years.

Water Works Capital Transfer Ordinance

AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $9,415,410 from the unappropriated surplus of Water Works Fund No. 101 to Water Works Capital Improvement Fund No. 756 for the purpose of continuing funding for the current Capital Improvement Program which includes new water mains, water main replacements, installation of ultraviolet treatment technology, system development, tanks, pumping stations and private development.

Special Housing Permanent Improvement Fund

ESTABLISHING new capital improvement program project account 980x162x151618, “New Housing Development ’15”; AUTHORIZING the transfer and appropriation of the sum of $300,000 from the unappropriated surplus of the Special Housing Permanent Improvement Fund 761 to the newly established capital improvement program project account no. 980x162x151618, “New Housing Development ’15”; and further AUTHORIZING the transfer of $60,000 from the unappropriated surplus of the East Price Hill District Equivalent Fund 494 to the unappropriated surplus of the Special Housing Permanent Improvement Fund 761 for the purpose of providing resources for the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of permanent housing.

Restricted Funds Final Adjustment

AUTHORIZING the transfer of the sum of $______ from various restricted fund accounts to other restricted fund accounts for the purpose of realigning and providing funds to allow for the continuation of City services, and appropriating certain amounts from the unappropriated surplus for current year operating expenses. 

General Fund Final Adjustment

AUTHORIZING the transfer of the sum of $X within the General Fund, from and to various operating accounts according to the attached Schedule of Transfer, for the purpose of realigning certain operating accounts and for providing funds for the ongoing needs of City departments; and further AUTHORIZING the transfer of the sum of $672,000 from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund 050 to the unappropriated surplus of the Bond Retirement Fund 151 for the purpose of partial repayment of funds advanced in FY 2010 to provide additional resources to the General Fund to pay the 2010 debt service on the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Bonds.

Consolidated Plan CDBG

AUTHORIZING the appropriation to Fund 304, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fund, the sum of $1,186,322 to existing project accounts according to the attached schedule of transfer, for the purpose of adjusting program appropriations to balance with actual grant resources received from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Calendar Year 2014 CDBG Program; and further AUTHORIZING the transfer of the sum of $3,087,087 to existing CDBG Fund 304 operating accounts according to the attached schedule of transfer for the purpose of aligning resources to projected expense needs.

Consolidated Plan HOME

AUTHORIZING the appropriation of the sum of $320,129 to HOME Investment Partnership Grant Fund 411 according to the attached Schedule of Transfer for the purpose of adjusting program appropriations to balance with current grant resources.

Consolidated Plan ESG

AUTHORIZING the addition of the sum of $226,388 to Fund 445, “Emergency Solutions Grant," according to the attached schedule of transfer for the purpose of adjusting program appropriations to balance with actual grant resources. 

Consolidated Plan HOWPA

AUTHORIZING the appropriation of the sum of $126,083 to Fund 465, the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Fund for the purpose of adjusting program appropriations to balance with actual grant resources according to the attached Schedule of Transfer.

 

BOND ORDINANCES

2015 Public Building Improvements

PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS OR NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF SUCH BONDS, BY THE CITY OF CINCINNATI, OHIO IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $5,045,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING PUBLIC BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS.

 2015 Equipment Improvements

PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS OR NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF SUCH BONDS, BY THE CITY OF CINCINNATI, OHIO IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $4,725,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENTS.

 2015 Street Improvements Combined

PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS OR NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF SUCH BONDS, BY THE CITY OF CINCINNATI, OHIO, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $12,230,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF STREET IMPROVEMENTS.

2015 Street Improvements Bond Anticipation Notes

PROVIDING for the issuance of notes in the principal amount of $12,116,866 by the City of Cincinnati in anticipation of the issuance of bonds, and to provide funds for street improvements.

Recreation Improvements Bond Anticipation Notes

PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF NOTES IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $4,908,432 BY THE CITY OF CINCINNATI IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, AND TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR RECREATION IMPROVEMENTS.

Parks Improvements Bond Anticipation Notes

PROVIDING for the issuance of notes in the principal amount of $1,749,702 by the City of Cincinnati in anticipation of the issuance of bonds, and to provide funds for park improvements.

 

Committee Members

  • Charlie Winburn, Chair
  • Amy Murray, Vice-Chair
  • Kevin Flynn, Member
  • David Mann, Member
  • Chris Seelbach, Member
  • Yvette Simpson, Member
  • P. G. Sittenfeld, Member
  • Christopher Smitherman, Member