City of Glenn Heights FY 2014-2015 Budget in Brief

City of Glenn Heights
Budget in Brief
FY 2014-2015
City of Glenn Heights Council
2014-2015
Mayor Leon Tate
Mayor Pro Tem Tony Bradley
Message from the Mayor
Arleen Payne, Place 1
Kathy Dixon, Place 3
Dear Citizens of Glenn Heights,
Michael Jones, Place 4
Elizabeth Cox, Place 5
Glenn George, Place 6
On behalf of the Glenn Heights’ City Council, I invite you to read
the “Budget in Brief “ which summarizes information and services
to our residents for fiscal year 2014-2015. This year ‘s budget focuses on addressing infrastructure needs including street improvements and water meter replacements. The City is committed to providing recreational activities for citizens.
Mission Statement
“To serve the public interest, advance the quality of life for
all citizens and to preserve our small town atmosphere by
embracing diversity and family values.”
The City of Glenn Heights’ financial state has remained healthy
and City Council has unanimously approved the 2014-2015 budget
for a total of $11.6 million with a property tax rate of $0.795000 and
an increase of $1,520,791 over last year’s budget . Property tax rate
has remained the same for the past four years and there will be no
increase in water or sewer rates during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
Five Principle Pillars
Financial Statistics
Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Total Budget
Budget Development
$11.6 Million
Number of Employees
Full-time
68
Part-time
16
Utility Rate
Charges for Average Usage of 6,000 Gallons
Water
26.05
Sewer
56.42
Sanitation
13.54
Drainage Fee
5.08
Sales Tax
1.12
Total Monthly Cost
$102.21
Dallas County Residents
Ellis County Residents
Tax Rates
Tax Rates
.243100
Ellis County
.413599
Glenn Heights
.795000
Glenn Heights
.795000
Desoto ISD
1.470000
Red Oak ISD
1.540000
Parkland Hospital
.286000
DC College District
.124775
School Equalization
.010000
$2.928875 Total
Service Delivery
Community Connection
Sustainability of Infrastructure
Dallas County
Total
Commitment to Excellence
$2.748599
Financial Stewardship
Sources of Revenue—All Funds
Expenditures by Department
27% Property Tax
1%
11%
3%
5% Debt Service
3% 1%
1%
10%
1%
1%
1%
45%
49% Utility Fees
18% Charges for Services
19%
1% Special Revenue Funds
3%
City Council
1%
Administration
3%
City Manager
3%
City Secretary
1%
Human Resources
1%
Finance
1%
Municipal Court
1%
Fire
10%
Police
19%
Streets
11%
Planning
1%
Parks & Recreation
3%
Public Works
45%
Utility Fees
Water/Sewer and Drainage Fees
Property Tax
Ad Valorem Taxes
Charges for Services
Charges from General Fund—Franchise Fees,
Sales Tax, Permitting, Recreation, Court fines,
Interest and Miscellaneous
Special Revenue Funds
Municipal Court Technology and Security,
911 Fees and Grants
Debt Service
Current and Delinquent Ad Valorem Tax, Penalties and Interest
HERITAGE COMMUNITY PARK
√
Litter Crew - added two part-time positions to pickup lit-
ter on main thoroughfares
► Replacing wooden bridge
√ Spring Clean-up in April
► Paint pavilion
√ Convenience Station at Public Works
► New basketball court

1st Saturday of every month drop off trash debris,
and brush, open 9 am to noon

Every Monday from 9 am to 11 am, except Holidays drop off trash, debris and brush

Residential trash pickup once a week

Wednesdays -Residential recycling citywide
√ Household Hazardous Waste Event—one event per year
GATEWAY ESTATES PARK
► Water fountain
► Four concrete pads and picnic tables
► Small pavilion with tables
► Electrical panel
► Improvements to South Hampton Road
►Quarterly “Chat with Chief” Forum
►
Police Advisory Board
►
Citizens Police Academy
►
Fire Prevention Education
►
Citizens Emergency Response Training (CERT)
►
Traffic Accident Reduction
from Ellis County line to FM 664
► Improvements to South Uhl Road from
Ellis County line to FM 664
► Repair of Hampton Road north of Bear
Creek to northern city limits
► Repair of Bear Creek Road
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