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Friday, October 7

Comprehensive Budget is online

Here is a link to the comprehensive budget. It is on the city's website at Saratoga-Springs.org.

Earlier I wrote that the budget was online "as of this morning," but I was informed by Ivins' deputy commissioner that the budget was actually posted as of about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, then where was it posted online because I certainly didn't see it until Friday morning and I was looking for it. Just saying something doesn't necessarily make it ture.

October 13, 2011 at 2:36 PM 
Blogger Lucian said...

Anonymous you are absolutely right, but I don't know exactly when it was published, so I am giving them the benefit of the doubt.

October 13, 2011 at 3:59 PM 
Blogger Lucian said...

Jerry Lundgren, the new deputy commissioner, has provided me proof that he did indeed post the budget at 3:57 p.m. Oct. 5. Just for your info.

October 14, 2011 at 12:59 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Indoor Recreation facility opened in July of 2010. The adopted 2010 City Revenue Budget included an anticipated $87,000 in proceeds for the period July through December 2010.

Finance now reports in the just released 2012 proposed Comprehensive Budget that the total actual revenue generated by the Indoor Recreation Facility in 2010 was only $19,203, or $67,797 LESS than budgeted.

This year, 2011, the mayor budgeted $166,500 in Indoor Recreation Facility revenue. This in spite of repeated warnings at last fall’s budget hearings that his revenue projections were grossly overstated. Now, in the proposed 2012 Comprehensive Budget released by Finance on October 4, Commissioner Ivins reports that this year (2011) to date ONLY $70,330 has been realized. Ivins now “projects” that the facility to realize $115,675 by year’s end but that seems overly optimistic.

Even if Finance’s current “projection” proves correct (highly unlikely given the Facility’s performance to date) there will be a $50,825 SHORTFALL. Based on proportionality, by year’s end the Facility would only generate $94,000 or just 56% of the amount budgeted for 2011.

Since its opening in mid-year 2010 the mayor had budgeted a total of $253,5000 in anticipated Facility revenue. According to Finance, no more than $139,878 - and likely LESS - will be realized.

October 15, 2011 at 1:35 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me.

According to this budget Wirth has already OVERSPENT his entire 2011 adopted police overtime budget by $170,000 thru the first 9 months of the year.

In fact he had spent $689,000 thru September. The original budget appropriated $520,000 for the entire year.

This is more than an outrage. This is what happens when you layoff police and are still faced with lawlessness on Caroline St.

Wonder why Ivins is silent on this.

October 17, 2011 at 9:45 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UNDER COMM. WIRTH POLICE OVERTIME IS OUT OF CONTROL

➢ $739,000 SPENT IN FIRST 9 MONTHS OF 2011

➢ $574,600 APPROPRIATED IN ADOPTED 2011 BUDGET (INCLUDING JUVENILE AID & SDWI)

➢ WITH THREE MORE MONTHS IN THE FISCAL YEAR TO GO, WIRTH HAS ALREADY OVERSPENT ENTIRE POLICE (INCLUDING JUVENILE AID & SDWI)) OT/COMP. TIME BUDGET BY $164,400

October 17, 2011 at 11:43 AM 

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