Budget Revisions

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This page outlines adjustments the Windsor Town Council made to the Town Manager's proposed budget. The increase of 5.8% as proposed by the Town Council is a 2.3% decrease from the 8.1% increase proposed by the Town Manager.

Impact of FY 2005 Proposed Tax Increase

Spending increase FY 05 over FY 04
$3,317,223
4.3%
Mill Rate
28.83

 

Median house assessed at $199,000 ($170,000 appraised value)

FY 04
$3,243
Tax
FY 05
$3,431
Tax
Increase
$188
On median house
% increase
5.8%

2.7% due to revaluation

3.1% due to budget increase

 

Breakdown of tax incraese for median house @ $119,000

increase
$188
on median house
increase
$87.51
increase due to revaluation
increase
$100.49
increase due to budget increase

 

GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30,2005

Revenues by source

  2003-2004
budget
2003-2004
Estimated
2004-2005
Town Manager
proposed
2004-2005
Town Council
Approved
General Property
62,131,560
62,636,560
66,686,797
65,195,949
Licenses & Permits
594,750
666,730
659,890
659,890
Fines & Penalties
10,150
10,150
10,150
10,150
Revenues from Use of Assets
1,110,330
1,039,740
1,130,705
1,130,705
State School Aid
9,317,620
9,370,103
9,322,860
9,322,860
State Grants in Lieu of Taxes
1,604,380
1,620,268
1,595,640
1,595,640
Other State Grants
704,500
710,275
694,019
694,019
Federal Grants
13,500
11,345
13,500
13,500
Revenues from Other Agencies
548,800
494,368
494,940
494,940
846,180
846,180
1,404,130
1,080,100
1,080,100
Other Revenues
41,000
147,500
42,240
42,240
Opening Cash
401,200
401,200
401,200
401,200
 
$77,323,970
$78,512,368
$82,132,042
$80,641,193

 

Expenditures by activity

  2003-2004
budget
2003-2004
Estimated
2004-2005
Town Manager
proposed
2004-2005
Town Council
Approved
General Government
838,220
864,090
957,462
901,653
Safety Services
6,318,140
6,317,980
6,678,082
6,558,082
Recreation & Leisure Services
1,453,440
1,450,440
1,094,320
1,089,320
Human Services
-
-
942,320
927,320
Health Services
830,730
814,270
408,400
408,400
Library Services
1,111,320
1,111,320
1,157,350
1,157,350
Development Services
1,290,190
1,280,164
1,471,460
1,500,460
Community Development
25,000
25,000
25,000
25,000
Pubic Works
4,059,720
4,043,699
4,014,282
4,313,282
information Services
388,700
379,360
373,748
373,748
Administrative Services
1,472,680
1,471,321
1,735,813
1,650,813
General Services
5,788,840
5,574,877
7,082,725
6,197,485
Board of Education
48,904,600
48,904,600
51,492,200
50,839,400
Town Support for Education
4,842,390
4,738,444
4,698,880
4,698,880
 
$77,323,970
$76,975,565
$82,132,042
$80,641,193

 

based on the net taxable Grand List of October 1, 2003 as adjusted by the Board of Assessment Appeals, a mill rate of 28.83 mills, with adjustments for exemptions for volunteer firefighters, pro rata assessor's addition, and a reserve for uncollectible taxes, will provide a net current tax levy of $63,858,699. To this $677,250 has been added for prior year tax collections, interest and penalties, and $660,000 for additional taxes to be collected under CGS § 12-71b.

Revenues Section B
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$82,132,042 Reduced by 1,490,894 to $80,641,193 $80,641,193
 
Tax Collection Rate Section B - Page 4
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
98.75% Approve collection rate of 98.75% 98.75%
 
Board of Education Section D
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$51,492,200 Reduce by $652,800 to $50,839,400 (technology leasing and major capital) $50,839,400
 
Town Support for Education Section E
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$4,698,880 Approve appropriation of $4,698,880 $4,698,880
 
Safety Services Section F
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$6,678,082 Reduce appropriation by $120,000
  • Fire Dept Capital by -$30,000
  • Volunteer Ambulance -$15,000
  • Police Dept -$75,000
(-35,000 in one time capital items, -$50,000 in vehicle leasing and increasing by $10,000 for training related to mental health services) 
$6,558,082
 
Recreation & Leisure Services Section G
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$1,094,320 Reduce NWP capital by $5,000 $1,089,320
 
Human Services Section H
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$942,320 Reduce Senior Services capital by $15,000 $927,320
 
Health Services Section I
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$408,400 Approve appropriation of $408,400 $408,400
 
Library Services Section J
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$1,157,350 Approve appropriation of $1,157,350 $1,157,350
 
Development Services Section K
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$1,471,460 Increase appropriation by $91,000 for stormwater management
  • Reduce Appropriation by $62,000
  • Planning -$1,000
  • Building Safety -$14,000 technology
  • Engineering -$47,000 contractual and software
Resulting in a net increase of $29,000
$1,500,460
 
Community Development Section L
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$25,000 Approve appropriation of $25,000 $25,000
 
Public Works Section M
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$4,014,282 Total Appropriation increases by $299,000
  • Reducing Traffic Safety & Community Support by $40,000 (streetlight costs)
  • Increasing Stormwater Operations by $339,000 
$4,313,282
 
Information Services Section N
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$373,748 Approve appropriation of $373,748 $373,748
 
Administrative Services Section O
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$1,735,813 Reduce by $85,000 (software upgrade) $1,650,813
 
General Government Section P
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$957,462 Net Reduction $55,809 as a result of:
  • -$40,000 TMO salary savings
  • -$3,972 laptops
  • -$17,877 Council Technology
  • -$13,960 Elections Capital
Increase Community Services by $10,000 for Fire Explorers and increase Community Services by $10,000 for Volunteer Support Program
$901,653
 
General Services Section Q
FY 2005 Proposed Budget Town Council Action Adjusted Amount
$7,082,725 Reduce $885,240 by:
  • Reducing by $460,380 (Stormwater)
  • Reducing by $362,360 for Capital Projects
  • Reducing by $20,000 Insurance
  • Reducing by $52,500 Unclassified
  • ncreasing by $10,000 Revaluation
 
$6,197,485
 
Totals:
$82,132,042 Reduce by $1,490,849 $80,641,193

 

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