Lyon County approves 2015-2016 Fiscal Year budget
2015-2016 Lyon County Budget
The 2015-16 Fiscal Year Budget has been passed. Positions added include:
- 2 Road Maintenance positions that will be assigned to District 2 (Central Lyon);
- 1 Building & Grounds maintenance position;
- Additional time was added to 1 clerical position in District Court and to some part-time senior citizen transportation positons;
- 1 control room operator for the Jail.
- 1 Human services position
Lyon County Employee Association (LCEA) employees will receive a 1% increase, with a two year contract ending June 30, 2016; however, the County is still in negotiations with Lyon County Sheriff’s Employees Association sworn staff.
According to the County Budget Message for the 2015-16 Fiscal year (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) the County is projecting moderate increases in property tax and consolidated tax revenues, with total revenues for the General Fund projected to increase by 2.5-percent.
The budget was prepared with the following salary increases:
- 1-percent cost of living, effective July 4, 2015, for all employees except elected officials and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Employees’ Association (LCSEA);
- 2-percent cost of living effective on July 4, 2015 for the LSCEA, since they did not receive the 1-percent cost of living for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
- 2.5-percent merit pay on anniversary dates.
- 3-percent increase for elected officials (not including Justices of the Peace).
- 3.5-percent increase for Justices of the Peace, to be the same a regular employees, i.e. – 1-percent COLA plus 2.5-percent merit
The budget also contains some vehicle purchases and one-time projects. Significan items include:
- Library self-checkout system – $96,610
- AS400 server & tape backup replacement – $85,000
- Data center hardware upgrade – $125,000
- Park construction tax capital improvements – $430,946
- Two haul trucks – $335,300
- Dispatch console radio system upgrade – $495,850
- Dispatch repeaters upgrade – $932,979
- Purchase and customize building and land in Silver Springs for Human Services and Sheriff – $850,000
- Vehicle replacements – $125,730
- Animal Services building – $200,000
- Tyler MUNIS software – $300,000
- Mound House tank water line replacement – $580,000
- Carson River 16” water main engineering – $510,000
- Dayton Septic Project – $14 million (approximately)
The General Fund anticipated ending fund balance is still considered sufficient to maintain financial stability. Lyon County also maintains a balance of $1,000,000 in the County’s stabilization fund as authorized by NRS.354.6115.
The budget includes five funds, including debt service, requiring property tax revenue of $11,043,276. There are 26 Government Fund types with an estimated expenditure of $60,078,334 and two Propriety Funds with estimated expenditures of $6,655,157.