fee schedule. If the final ruling agrees with the current method of calculating the PTAF, the Department will return thebalance in the accrued liability account to the County fund balance, recognize the revenue and cease ongoingappropriations.Additional Appropriations for the Independent Defense Office (IDO)Based on the first half of FY 2011 financial results, and a projection for the current fiscal year for the IndependentDefense Counsel Office, the Office of the County Counsel anticipates that the IDO operation will cost an additional$1.325 million more than is currently budgeted. The Administration recommends appropriating the budgeted reserve of $850,000, as well as increasing appropriations for this function by $1.325 million, for a total increase in appropriationsof $2,175,000.Appropriate Interest Expense on Retiree Health Loan to Purchase Downtown Medical ClinicThis action will increase the FY 2011 appropriation by $586,560 and revenue by $586,560. Funds will be transferredfrom Fund 0060 (VMC Enterprise) and transferred out to Fund 0050 (General Capital Improvements) to pay interest onthe loan from the Retiree Health Trust fund. In FY 2012 and FY 2013, interest will be budgeted in Fund 0050 throughthe annual budget process.Appropriations for Tax Collection and Apportionment System (TCAS) ProjectThe Administration is recommending the transfer of $150,000 from the Delinquent Property Tax Improvement FundBalance to the Tax Collector’s Office budget for the Tax Collection and Apportionment System in Fiscal Year 2011.This fund is used specifically for enhancing and improving technology for property tax collection. The current balance inthe Delinquent Property Tax Improvement Fund Balance is $163,000.00.This is the final year of the Tax Collection and Apportionment System (TCAS) project. The final four months of theTCAS project was planned to be staffed by County coded employees, but due difficulty in hiring qualified personnel(JAVA support and development), the last four months of the project must be staffed by consulting subject matterexperts at the additional cost of $150,000. These consultants will support the TCAS system, ensuring that tax bills aregenerated and mailed, tax payments are collected and processed and apportioned to the relevant jurisdictions.ISD Use of Retained Earnings for Information TechnologyThe Information Services Department (ISD) will be submitting a separate transmittal to FGOC relating to their mid-yearbudget adjustment requests, which will include a report back to the Committee regarding other technology changes andpotential improvements identified with the organization's work related to the Center for Leadership and Transformation.The requested budget adjustment allocates $752,000 from the ISF Fund 0074 retained earnings for new technologyprojects in FY 2011, and $748,000 for ISD infrastructure refresh needs. The new technology projects beingrecommended include:
Continuation of the SharePoint migration for the public and employee portals, $340,0001.Web Conferencing Service contracts, $60,000, which will allow for a broader use of theInternet for web meetings, classes, and seminars, and2.A Learning Management System for the administration, documentation, tracking, andreporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs,training content, and more, $352,000.3.
Committee Agenda Date : February 10, 2011Agenda Item No. 4