Leon Valley
TX

Ordinance
Ordinance 17-066

Discuss and Consider Possible Action on an Ordinance Amending the Leon Valley Police Department FY18 General Fund Budget in the Amount of $1,127,098 to Provide Funding to Operate the City of Leon Valley Impound Lot and Photographic Traffic Control Systems

Information

Department:PoliceSponsors:
Category:Budget

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Budget Adjustment for Photographic Traffic Control Signal Program and Impound Lot
  3. Appendix A Budget Adjustment Impound Lot & Photographic Traffic Control System (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

To request approval of a budget adjustment in the amount of $68,511 from the General Fund to provide additional funds for the newly created Impound Lot. The Impound Lot has been in operation since June 2017 and the Police Department is experiencing a significant increase in their workload to operate the Lot. This budget adjustment would increase the part-time position to a full-time position and provide for some necessary equipment.

 

Additionally, the traffic study is complete for the Photographic Traffic Control System and the City is ready to move forward with the program.  In order to have the funds to operate the program for FY 2018 a budget adjustment is being requested in the amount of $1,058,587 for the General Fund. It is expected that the cameras will be in the installation phase by November 20, 2017. Therefore, the revenue and expenses are based on this date and may need to be adjusted as we work our way through this new program.

 

The estimated revenue based on 12 locations to be collected for FY 2018 is $1,246,614. This includes the estimated amount due to the State of $187,732.  Expenditures are allocated between Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 1 expenses are for the administration of the program. Any revenue left after Tier 1 administrative expenses is allocated 50/50 between the City and the State. The 50% the City retains is considered Tier 2 and can be only be used for traffic safety programs.

 

General Fund Budget Adjustment Requested:

 

Impound Lot                                                                       $68,511

Photographic Traffic Control System                            $1,058,587

     TOTAL              REQUESTED                                          $1,127,098

 

 

S.E.E. LEON VALLEY

 

Social Equity - The Impound Lot removes junk/abandoned vehicles from the community and stops drivers from illegally operating on our streets, making the roads safer and helping to reduce insurance rates for all.  Utilizing the Photographic Traffic Control System Technology promotes the health and welfare of the law-abiding citizens of Leon Valley and the visitors that traverse through our City each day

 

Economic Development - Removal of junk/abandoned vehicles from City streets and neighborhoods promotes a safer and more professional image, drawing new businesses and residents to our community.  The Photographic Traffic Enforcement System will have a traffic calming effect on the roads in Leon Valley. This will improve economic development by making the roads safer and more pleasant to traverse. With the improved condition of the roads, this will help business attract new customers throughout Leon Valley

 

Environmental Stewardship - Increasing the capability of the Impound Lot will remove additional junk vehicles from our community, reducing fluid leakages and harmful air emissions that comes with older vehicles.  Approving the budget adjustment for the Photographic Traffic Control System will reduce angled crashes on our roads. These crashes routinely result in significant leakage of harmful fluids onto our roads, and needlessly adds wrecked vehicles to salvage yards. A reduction of these crashes will reduce fluids on our roads and further reduce fluid runoff into our priceless water sources.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

Funding to operate the Impound Lot will come directly from Impound fees. The following is a breakdown of the budget adjustment request for the Impound Lot for FY18:

 

Budget adjustment requested for Impound Lot:                                                         $68,511

 

              Funding to increase part-time employee to full-time               $33,511

              Vehicle to move junk/abandoned vehicles on lot              $30,000

              Office furniture for Impound Lot                                                        $5,000

 

Funding to operate the Photographic Traffic Control System will come directly from program fees. The following is a breakdown of the operating cost for FY18:

 

Budget adjustment requested Photographic Traffic Control System:               $1,058,587                           

Tier 1 Administrative Costs

              ATS Vendor payments                                                                      $540,000

              Personnel costs for Sergeant, 2 Officers, 1.5 Clerks              $219,041

              Officer equipment (TASER, radio, etc. x 3)                            $23,110             

              Vehicle with equipment                                                                      $37,000

              Office equipment, supplies, travel                                                        $12,000

Total Tier I Costs                                                                                                  $831,151

 

Tier 2 Traffic Safety Program Costs                                                                                                 

              Personnel costs for Lieutenant and 2 Traffic Officers              $183,326

              Officer equipment (TASER, radio, etc. x 3)                            $23,110             

              Traffic Enforcement Program overtime                                          $15,000

              Traffic Safety Signage                                                                      $6,000

Total Tier 2 Costs                                                                                                  $227,436

 

We Expect to Add Additional Locations in FY18

              Huebner at Evers

              Evers at Bandera

              Grissom at Shadow Mist

              NW Loop 410 at Bandera

              Bandera at Wurzbach

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

 

This Ordinance supports Strategic Goal #1 Economic Development by providing proper funding for the Impound Lot and the Photographic Traffic Control Systems as these Programs help reduce accidents and remove junk/abandoned vehicles from our streets, beautifying the community and urging economic growth.

 

This Ordinance also supports Strategic Goal #2 Safety and Security as it assists with removing vehicles that were abandoned or deemed a traffic hazard and reduces the number of angled crashes, the type which causes the most severe injuries and property damage, as well as stopping people who drive without insurance, putting our residents at risk.

 

 

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

City Manager Kuenstler and Chief Salvaggio Recommend Approval of the Budget Adjustment to Provide FY18 Funding to the General Fund Budget to Administer the Impound Lot and Photographic Traffic Control System Programs.

 

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AMENDING GENERAL FUND OF THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY, TEXAS MUNICIPAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR OF 2017-2018 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,127,098 TO PROVIDE NECESSARY FUNDING FOR THE IMPOUND LOT AND PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS.

 

WHEREAS, The City of Leon Valley Passed Their FY2017-2018 Budget on August 1, 2017; and 

 

WHEREAS, City Council Approved the Addition of an Impound Lot for Vehicles Towed and the Photographic Traffic Control Systems in FY2016-2017; and

 

WHEREAS, Staff Has Determined that Funding Should Be Added to the FY2017-2018 General Fund Budget to Properly Support the New Programs; and

 

WHEREAS, the Revenue to Support the Additional Funding Will Come from New Fees and Fines Collected from the Impound Lot and Photographic Traffic Control System Programs in FY2017-FY2018; and

 

WHEREAS, it is Necessary to Adjust the General Fund Budget by $1,127,098 to Properly Staff and Fund the Programs in FY2017-FY2018; 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; NOW THEREFORE,

 

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

 

Section 1.              The FY2017-2018 General Fund of the City of Leon Valley is hereby amended to increase the General Fund by the amount of $1,127,098. The funds for the increase in the General Fund will come from new fees and fines collected from the administration of the Impound Lot and the Photographic Traffic Control System programs.

 

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.

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