2013 County Budget Narrative

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Overview of the Morris County NJ 2013 Budget with highlights of the first zero tax increase budget in 15 years.

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2013 Morris County Budget:

2013 Morris County Budget Thomas J. Mastrangelo, Freeholder Director David Scapicchio, Deputy Director Douglas R. Cabana, Freeholder John Cesaro, Freeholder Ann F. Grossi, Freeholder John Krickus, Freeholder Hank Lyon, Freeholder

2013 Morris County Budget Highlights :

2013 Morris County Budget Highlights 0 % Tax Increase to Operating Budget Reduction of $3.9M in Open Space Tax while preserving all aspects of the program Combined Operating and Open Space Tax reduced by 1.7% The 2013 Budget maintains all County services in the midst of difficult economic times Actual spending reduced by $2.3M

2013 Morris County Operating Budget Overview :

(In millions) 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Total Expenses $311.1 $317.3 $313.0 $308.1 $299.7 $294.3 $284.8 Expense Change ($6.2) $4.3 $4.9 $8.4 $5.4 $9.5 $10.7 Total County Property Taxes $217.9 $217.9 $214.0 $210.0 $201.4 $193.5 $186.1 Total Property Tax Change: $0.0 $3.9 $4.0 $8.6 $7.9 $7.4 $8.2 2013 Morris County Operating Budget Overview

2013 Morris County Budget No Tax Increase Achieved By::

2013 Morris County Budget No Tax Increase Achieved By: $1M savings in Pension and Health Care Reforms signed into law by Governor Christie $2M savings related to Health Care Plan redesign $1.1M Reduction in Salary Expense 63 less employees in the 2013 Budget First Zero in 15 years

2013 Morris County Budget Highlight of Services Provided:

2013 Morris County Budget Highlight of Services Provided Over 500K Meals annually provided to Morris County Senior Citizens Morris View Health Care remains home to 283 individuals Level Funding allocated to: County College of Morris – $11.6M Morris County School of Technology - $6.2M Morris County Park Commission – $13.7M The continued provision of a wide variety of Human/Social Service programs: Aging, Disabilities , and Veteran Services Mental Health Services Substance Abuse Services Emergency Assistance Services Transportation Services

2013 Morris County Budget Public Safety Services Provided:

2013 Morris County Budget Public Safety Services Provided Sheriff’s Office Prosecutor's Office Correctional Facility Office of Emergency Management Public Safety Training Academy 911 Emergency Communication Center Providing Emergency Dispatch Services for 23 Municipalities Providing Interoperable Communications for all Municipalities Office of Health Management Morris County Haz/Mat Response Juvenile Detention Center/Youth Shelter (Shared Service with 4 Counties )

2013 Morris County Budget Structural Balance :

2013 Morris County Budget Structural Balance Financial Strength Maintained Through: Lower Budget Reduction in Salaries/Employees Reduction in Health Care costs Reduction in Pension costs Reasonable Long Term Labor Agreements Use of Surplus remains unchanged

2013 Morris County Budget Debt Management :

2013 Morris County Budget Debt Management The 2013 Capital Budget allocates $22.5M for Capital Project; $2.5M below the traditional amount borrowed Projects Under Construction include: An addition to the Public Safety Training Academy The renovation of the Central Ave. Complex into a multi-use Human Service Non Profit Mall 4 multi-use turf fields on the former Greystone site now known as Central Park of Morris County

2013 Morris County Budget Additions:

2013 Morris County Budget Additions Economic Development Investments - An additional $30K provided to the Morris County Tourism Bureau related to the promotion of special events including the 2014 Super Bowl - An additional $20K provided to the Morris County Economic Development Corporation related to the promotion of businesses in Morris County. $40K allocated to dispose of ammunition and fireworks collected by municipalities (shared service) Retaining a Chief Information Officer with funding being provided by vacant positions in the Technology Department

2013 Morris County Budget Strategic Planning:

2013 Morris County Budget Strategic Planning Risks to 2014 Budget Uncertainty of Medicaid funding for Morris View Health Care Potential future increases in Health Insurance (Affordable Care Act/Obamacare) and Pension costs Interest Arbitrator rulings unfavorable to the taxpayer Planning for 2014 Budget Multi Point Plan as per 0% Resolution; this living document will be modified as required Continued and ongoing oversight efforts of Freeholder Budget Sub-Committee Anticipated Medicaid revenue reduction partially recognized in 2013 Potential restructuring of certain County operations to achieve efficiencies

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