Sparks City Council Meeting 3/22/2021 2:00:00 PM

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Meeting Dial-in #: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 994 0494 7145

General Business: 9.4

Title: Consideration, discussion, and possible adoption of Resolution No. 3377 to augment the FY21 budget by $12,887,175.00 in various funds to provide appropriations for capital projects approved but not completed in prior years.
Petitioner/Presenter: Jeff Cronk/Wayne Webber
Recommendation: Staff recommends City Council adopt the Resolution to augment the FY21 budget and provide necessary appropriations for the previously approved, prior year CIP projects.
Financial Impact: N/A
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

Adopting Resolution No. 3377 will allow for the reappropriation of prior-year budget authority for capital improvement projects that were approved in FY20 and prior Capital Improvement Plans, but not completed.  The procedures and requirements for budget augmentations are outlined in NRS 354.598005 and NAC 354.410.  The augmentation request meets those requirements.


Certain capital projects were approved in prior years' Capital Improvement Plans (CIP), but were not completed in FY20, and the budget authority lapsed.  The FY21 budget will be augmented to reappropriate those funds to complete those projects.  See Attachment A for a list of the specific projects.


The provisions of NRS 354.598005(1) govern the procedures and requirements for augmenting or amending a budget when anticipated resources available exceed those estimated.  Available resources are defined in NAC 354.410, and include unappropriated ending fund balances of Capital Projects Funds, an opening balance that is larger than anticipated in a Special Revenue Fund (this is an alternative method for Capital Projects Funds), or revenues in excess of budget in a Special Revenue Fund.  With the FY20 audit complete, staff have determined that sufficient resources are available for this augmentation.

Pursuant to NRS 354.598005(4) and NAC 354.481, an Enterprise Fund or Internal Service Fund may be augmented if “expenses do not cause a deficit in the equity balance of the fund.”  The proposed augmentation will not cause a deficit in the equity balance of the Sewer Enterprise Fund, Development Services Enterprise Fund, or Motor Vehicle Internal Service Fund.

To augment the budgets, NRS 354.598005 requires the governing board adopt a resolution providing for the augmentations.  This requirement applies to all fund types.  In addition, NAC 354.420 requires a “Revised Revenue Schedule” (included as Attachment B1 though B6 with this agenda item) be submitted along with a resolution to the State of Nevada Department of Taxation.  This requirement applies only to Governmental Fund Types.  Enterprise Fund augmentations do not require the submission of the form to the Nevada Department of Taxation under NRS 354.598005(4). Therefore, there is no “Revised Revenue Schedule” included for the Sewer Enterprise Fund, Development Services Enterprise Fund, or the Motor Vehicle Internal Service Fund.

In order to complete these previously approved CIP projects without violating Nevada budgeting requirements, it is necessary to augment the FY21 budget.  Resources are available in the appropriate funds.  Resolution No. 3377 will augment the City’s Capital Projects Funds, two Enterprise Funds (Sewer and Development Services), and the Motor Vehicle Internal Service Fund to provide for the previously approved projects.

Augmentation of the Governmental Funds’ budgets will be effective upon delivery of an executed copy of the Resolution to the Department of Taxation.  Delivery must occur before June 30, 2021.  Augmentation of the Enterprise and Internal Service Fund budgets will be effective upon Council approval of the Resolution.

Should City Council reject this Resolution to augment the budgets, expenditures in the various funds could exceed appropriations, causing a violation of NRS 354.626.  The violation would be noted in the audited financial statements, and a written explanation of the violation would need to be submitted to the Nevada Attorney General for prosecutorial consideration.


1. Council may adopt the Resolution to augment the FY21 budget and provide necessary appropriations for the previously approved prior year CIP projects.

2. Council may reject the Resolution and provide further direction to the City Manager.

Recommended Motion:

I move to adopt Resolution No. 3377 to augment the FY21 Capital Projects Funds, Enterprise Funds, and Internal Service Fund by $12,934,175.00 to provide appropriations for capital projects approved but not completed in prior years.

Attached Files:
     3377 FY21 PY CIP Augmention - Resolution Attachment.pdf
     RES 3377 FY21 Calc of Available for Augmentation & Taxation forms.pdf
     FY21 PY CIP aug - Resolution.pdf
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