On Thursday, June 4, the Operations & Finance Committee voted to approve the Proposed FY21 Budget with some amendments.

To view the original Proposed FY21 Budget and see all meetings related to its review, click here. The amendments to the original proposed budget include:

REVENUES

  • Committee has increased the Sales Tax Collection estimate by $4,768,000.
    • Suggested increase is due to a “stronger” sales tax number for April 2020.  It was originally estimated the loss would be $900,000 from previous year. The April sales tax number was approximately $400,000 lower than the previous year, which is better than originally projected.  The annualized estimate of the possible increase would be 4.8 million dollars. The new projected sales tax number is $26,191,395.
  • Committee reduced the use of Fund Balance by $4,468,000.
    • Committee agreed to reduce the projected use of fund balance from $10,000,000 to $5,532,000.

EXPENDITURES

  • Committee agreed to reduce the number of furlough days for Recreation employees.
    • Summer camps and programs are suspended through July 7, at minimum.
    • Staff is currently evaluating a soft reopening of centers in July and currently planning for a modified fall sports schedule.
    • Summer Pools will not open.
  • Committee agreed to implement furlough days for non-sworn employees in the second half of the year. (January 1, 2021)  This will allow time to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 to revenue.
  • Committee agreed to reduced funding to Operation Hope by $50,000.
  • Committee agree to fund Navicent Health Care $50,000.

The budget is scheduled to be voted upon during a Special Called Meeting of the Commission on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Both of those will be broadcast live on the Macon-Bibb website at www.facebook.com/maconbibbcounty.