COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

State Reductions in Aid to Localities for FY 2009 and FY 2010

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Approve the County’s reduction election and authorize the County Executive to submit the Reduction Election Form to the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, and Wiggans

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

September 3, 2008

 

  ACTION:                       INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:   X                  INFORMATION: 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 


 

BACKGROUND:

Item 475.20 in Chapter 879 of the 2008 Acts of Assembly (2008 Appropriation Act) requires a $50 million reduction in state aid to Virginia local governments in both FY 2009 and FY 2010.  The Appropriation Act further requires the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget to provide localities a list of the state aid to local government programs which serve as the basis for calculating each locality’s share of the $50 million reduction.  For Albemarle County for FY 2009, the amount of the reduction is $477,842, and for FY 2010, the amount of the reduction is $482,448.

 

Localities may carry out these reductions using one of the following methods:

1) Take the reductions out of one or more of the programs in the list provided by the Department of Planning and Budget,

2) Make a reimbursement payment directly to the Commonwealth for all of the locality’s reductions, or

3) Choose a combination of program reductions and reimbursement payment.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 5:  Fund the County’s Future Needs

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The attached chart (Attachment B) sets forth the County’s elections to meet the mandated State reductions in aid to Albemarle County.  As the chart indicates, Albemarle County staff recommends a combination of program reductions in FY 2009 ($438,984) to various agencies and one reimbursement payment ($38,858) to the Department of Juvenile Justice – Financial Assistance for Juvenile Confinement in Local Facilities (Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Center Commission).  This reimbursement was requested by the Juvenile Detention Center.  The County’s FY 2009 budget was developed based on these reductions.  Similar reductions are elected for FY 2010 with program reductions ($444,099) to various agencies and another reimbursement payment ($38,349) to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

There is no additional budget impact for FY 2009.  These budget reductions were included in the adopted FY 2009 budget.  The budget reductions required in FY 2010 will be addressed in the FY 2010 budget process.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board approve the County’s reduction election and authorize the County Executive to submit the attached letter and chart to the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget. 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Proposed Letter

B – Proposed Chart

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