Gainesville District Budget Committee Recommendations for FY18

April 4, 2017

FRAMEWORK OF FY 18 BUDGET PROPOSAL

Prepared by the Gainesville and Brentsville Districts Budget Committees

  • Adopt a tax rate of $1.085, that will reduce the average tax bill by $67.
    • General County revenues in FY18 will still increase by $20,862,120.[1]
    • School share of revenue will still increase by $8,963,362[2]
  • Cap County General Fund Expenditures for FY 18 at 95% of the FY 17 level ($518,362,697), for an estimated savings to taxpayers of $27,282,247.[3]
  • Freeze FTEs at FY 17 levels, exempting public safety positions. This will eliminate 48 new FTEs in the FY18 proposed budget, for an estimated savings to taxpayers of $3,390,965.[4]
  • Eliminate 53.9 non-public safety FTEs on the current March 2017 Vacancy List, for an estimated savings to taxpayers of $3,807,634 (That allows for 35.39 non-public safety FTEs to be retained on the Vacancy List for hiring by the County Executive).
  • AN AVERAGE TAX BILL CUT OF $67 — AND TOTAL SAVINGS TO TAXPAYERS: $34,480,846

 

REINVEST SAVINGS FOR THE FUTURE OF PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

 

  • Fund Grants to the Schools for Teacher Bonuses to attract quality teachers to low-performing schools.
  • Fund Grants for Classroom Materials Purchases.
  • Fund a Public Safety Employee Pay Increase.
  • Fund a sports field revolving loan fund to stimulate private league investment in sports fields.
  • Fund a Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology with George Mason University and NOVA to stimulate new job creation.

[1] Budget Summary, General Fund Revenue and Resource Summary, Total Budgeted Revenue & Resources, page 28.

[2] Budget Summary, General Fund Revenue and Resource Summary, Total Budgeted Revenue & Resources, page 29: “$ Change FY17/FY 18 Proposed” is $21,914964 minus the $12,951,602 generated from the $1.085 tax rate.

[3] Budget Summary, General Fund Revenue and Resource Summary, Total Budgeted Revenue & Resources, page 25; FY 17 General Fund Expenditures were $545,644, 944 minus 5%.

[4] Based on data from the March 2017 Vacancy Report provided by the County Executive.  On page 6, the subset of 53 vacancies had a total cost of $3,744,190.78 – yielding an average position value of $70,645.11.

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