Clackamas SWCD is proposing a supplemental budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017). A public hearing on the proposed supplemental budget will be held on September 20 at 4:00 pm in the District’s conference room at 221 Molalla Avenue, Suite 102, Oregon City, Oregon.
In March 2016, the District’s budget officer proposed the budget for FY 2016-2017. This was later revised by the budget committee and in May the revised proposal was adopted by the Board of Directors.
Last year, the District applied for more than $4 million in various grants to support small and medium-sized projects as well as a few very large requests. As the current FY 2016-2017 budget was in development, final awards for several of these grants had not been made. The District included some of the grants in the proposed budget, as the best available information available provided a reasonable expectation the grants would be awarded.
Today, it is six months since the budget was proposed. The District knows more about the disposition of some grant applications. One large application was not funded. One that was expected to be awarded was funded, with more than $650,000 transmitted to the District last month. The project that was funded will require hiring a term employee so another person was added in the proposed supplemental budget.
One application for more than $1 million is still pending. The District expects this grant to be awarded. During budget development, the District believed that these grant funds would flow into the District’s accounts and then be disbursed to landowners. Since then, the District learned that much of this grant funding will go directly to landowners without passing through District accounts. The proposed supplemental budget reduces the amount in the Working Lands Legacy Fund expected to be received by the District.
The District also expects to acquire additional debt to fund the construction of a permanent office and meeting facility in Clackamas County. Resources and requirements in the Building Reserve Fund are increased in the proposed supplemental budget.
The District revised the fund balances available to the District on July 1, 2016. At the same time, the District updated the funding needs for departments and special funds. Overall, net resources and requirements increased by $269,145.
Download the proposed supplement budget and associated documents below.
All fiscal year 2016-2017 files: