Leon Valley
TX

Ordinance
Ordinance 17-020

Discuss and Consider Possible Action on an Ordinance Amending the Leon Valley Police Department FY17 General Fund Budget in the amount of $8,650 to Provide Funding to Operate the City of Leon Valley Impound Lot.

Information

Department:PoliceSponsors:
Category:Policy

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Budget Adjustment Appendix A

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this budget adjustment is to provide funding for the FY17 Police Department General Fund Budget to operate the City of Leon Valley Impound Lot.

 

S.E.E. LEON VALLEY

 

Social Equity - The budget adjustment provides funding to create an Impound Lot in the City of Leon Valley, ensuring our administration is exploring every option for raising funds to keep the costs down for all citizens in our community.

 

Economic Development - The funding of the Impound Lot helps the City of Leon Valley raise additional monies to off-set the expenses of police response within the City of Leon Valley, helping keep taxes low and ensuring we are fiscally responsible to our taxpayers.

 

Environmental Stewardship - The ordinance provided will make available necessary funds for the operating expense to begin the Impound Lot, allowing the Police Department to remove vehicles from the roadways that are no longer operable. This will help the environment and air quality for all residents of Leon Valley.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

Funding to operate the Impound Lot will come directly from Impound fees. The following is a breakdown of the operating cost for FY17:

 

Budget Adjustment Requested

- Part Time Employee                                                        $7,350

- Electrical                                                                                    $   400

- Contractor (auction)                                                        $   300

- Admin Cost                                                                       $   300

- Advertising                                                                                     $   200

- Postage                                                                                     $   100

 

              Total Budget Adjustment Requested               $8,650

 

                           

STRATEGIC GOALS

 

This ordinance supports the City's Strategic Goal #1 Economic Development by providing for our own impound lot that would generate revenue from the actions taken by our police department. It would also support Goal #2 Safety and Security as it would assist with removing vehicles that were abandoned or deemed traffic hazards, as well as stopping people who drive without insurance, putting our residents in danger.

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

Staff recommends approval of the budget adjustment in the amount of $8,650 to provide funding in the General Fund Budget to operate the Impound Lot.

 

Body

AMENDING GENERAL FUND OF THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY, TEXAS MUNICIPAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR OF 2016-2017 IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,650 TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY IMPOUND LOT.

 

WHEREAS, it is the overall goal of the City of Leon Valley to promote economic development, environmental sustainability and provide for safety of our citizens and all who visit our community; and 

 

WHEREAS, in order to further these goals, the City of Leon Valley recently created the City of Leon Valley Impound Lot to hold vehicles towed by the towing contractor at the direction of the Police Department; and

 

WHEREAS, staff determined that $8,650 will provide necessary funding for the operation of the City of Leon Valley Impound Lot in Fiscal Year 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to adjust the budget by $8,650 to fund the Impound Lot in Fiscal Year 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, Texas Local Government Code Section 102.010 provides that a municipality is not prohibited from making changes to a budget for municipal purposes: and

 

WHEREAS, the Leon Valley City Council hereby finds and determines that the amendments adopted under this ordinance are for a municipal purpose;

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the City Council to amend the General Fund of the City of Leon Valley, Texas Municipal Budget for FY 2016-2017 in the amount of $8,650 to provide funding for the City of Leon Valley Impound Lot; NOW THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY, TEXAS: 

 

Section 1.              The FY 2016-2017 General Fund of the City of Leon Valley is hereby amended as provided for in Exhibit “A”, attached hereto and incorporated herein for all purposes.

 

Section 2.              The financial allocations in this Ordinance are subject to approval by the Director of Finance. The Director of Finance, may, subject to concurrence by the City Manager or the City Manager's designee, correct allocations to specific accounts as necessary to carry out the purpose of this Ordinance.

 

Section 3.              This ordinance is effective immediately upon passage by four (4) affirmative votes; otherwise it is effective on the tenth day after passage hereof.

 

 

Meeting History

May 16, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

A motion was made by Council Member David Jordan and seconded by Council Member Monica Alcocer combining agenda Items 7.12, 7.13 and 7.14 a) Amending the Leon Valley City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12, "Traffic and Vehicles", to add Article 12.06 "Impound Lot"; and Authorizing the Establishment of a City Operated Impound Lot and the Procedures for the Operation of a City Operated Impound Lot; b) Amending the Leon Valley Police Department FY17 General Fund Budget in the amount of $8,650 to Provide Funding to Operate the City of Leon Valley Impound Lot; and c) Amending the City of Leon Valley Appendix A Fee Schedule, Setting Fees for the Impounding of Vehicles in the Leon Valley Vehicle Impound Lot.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:David Jordan, Mayor Pro Tem
SECONDER:Monica Alcocer, Council Place 3
AYES:David Jordan, David Edwards, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, Benny Martinez

Discussion