Sparks City Council Meeting 5/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:00 PM
    Sparks City Hall, Legislative Bldg, Council Chambers, 745 4th St., Sparks

General Business: 6.6

Title: Consideration and possible adoption of the Final budget for the City of Sparks for fiscal year 2014-2015.
Petitioner/Presenter: Stephen W. Driscoll, ICMA-CM, City Manager/Jeff Cronk, CPA, Financial Services Director
Recommendation: That the City Council adopt the final budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 as directed by Council and prepared by staff.
Financial Impact: The attached Nevada Department of Taxation’s required document will establish the final budget for fiscal year 2014-2015, and aligns with the City Manager’s recommendations and Council adjustments as approved by City Council on April 14 and April 28, 2014.
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief: In accordance with NRS 354.598, the Council must adopt a fiscal year 2014-2015 Final budget for the City of Sparks on or before June 1, 2014. The budget must be filed with the Department of Taxation in accordance with specific instructions for categorizing revenue and expenditures, and must be presented using prescribed filing forms and formats. The Financial Services Department believes the attached document fully complies with those requirements as established by the Department of Taxation.


Approval of the attached final budget document establishes the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget for all the Funds that are utilized by the City. The final budget, as presented today, is virtually identical to the Tentative Budget with the exception of a few immaterial clean-up items caught in the preparation of the final document. The attached budget document also reflects the budget authority for capital improvement activities according to the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) as approved by Council on April 14 and April 28, 2014. Within the attached budget document is a letter from the Financial Services Director titled “Budget Message” that is intended to provide an overview of the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget. Included in this budget message is information concerning all Funds maintained the City with emphasis placed upon the final budget outcomes within the General Fund.


Alternatives: Council could choose to approve the Final budget, as presented today, for fiscal year 2014-2015. Council could request changes be made and approve the budget with changes. Council could choose not to approve the presented budget and instead adopt by default the tentative budget. Per NRS 354.598, Council must adopt a Final budget for the City before June 1, 2014. If Council does not adopt the final budget by that date, the tentative budget automatically becomes the budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. If the budget is adopted by default, the Council may not reconsider the budget without express approval of the Department of Taxation. Adjustment to the final budget, as adopted by Council by June 1, 2014, can be made to accommodate events during the fiscal year which may affect revenue and expenditure assumptions used in the formulation of the final budget. If adjustments are necessary due to Legislative actions, an amended budget must be filed within 30 days after the close of the legislative session.

Recommended Motion: I move to adopt the final budget for the City of Sparks, as presented today, for fiscal year 2014-2015.

Attached Files:
     FY15 FINAL Budget - City.pdf
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