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PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the proposed 2015 budget for St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1 is available for public inspection at the Fire District’s Office located at 1358 Corporate Square, Slidell, LA 70458.

In regard to the budget, a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00pm in the conference room on the 5th floor, located at 520 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell, LA 70458.

 

Proposed 2015 Budget

Budget Summaries:

GENERAL FUND

 

  Receipts

 

Ad Valorem Tax

 $      16,765,667

Uncollected Taxes

              (838,283)

State Retirement System

              (502,970)

   

Net Ad Valorem Tax

           15,424,414

Parcel Fee Income

             1,164,263

Interest Income

                200,000

Reimbursement Income

                  24,000

Training Revenue

                    3,000

State Revenue Sharing

                430,000

Fire Insurance Taxes

                350,000

Fire Prevention Income/Donations

                    3,000

SCBA Income

                    1,000

Cost Recovery Corp.

                    3,000

CRC Agency Fees

                     (500)

Leadership Northshore

                  23,000

Funding from Major Apparatus Fund

                603,126

Total Receipts

           18,228,303

   

  Expenditures

 

Advertising

                  15,000

Dues, Subscriptions & Memberships

                    2,000

Training - In House

                  77,500

Training - Outsourced

                  84,425

Certifications/Training - IT

                    5,000

Employee Recognition & Events

                    2,500

Expendables

                  44,500

Fire Prevention

                  20,000

Smoke Trailer

                  45,000

Gas & Diesel

                163,200

Insurance

             2,851,432

Maintenance & Repairs

                676,776

Office Supplies

                  35,000

Meals

                    1,000

Payroll Taxes

                138,248

Property Taxes

                  10,924

Pension Expense (FRS)

             2,806,532

Pension Expense - ER Offset

                475,683

Professional Services

                499,370

Uniforms

                100,000

Safety Equip/Turn Out Gear (PPE)

                  80,000

Salaries & Wages

             8,627,485

Station Supplies

                  30,000

Telephone - Land Lines

                  15,000

Telephone - Cellular

                  18,000

Data Cards

                  40,000

Utilities

                130,000

  Total Operating Expenditures

           16,994,575

   

  Net Ordinary Income

             1,233,728

   

Capital

 

FF Apparatus/Equipment - Annual Funding

                200,000

Transfer to Disaster Fund

                    3,705

Transfer to Debt-Service Fund

                378,023

Firefighting Equipment - General

                  75,000

Haz Mat Equipment

                  10,000

Radio Equipment

                  65,000

Intercom/Headsets

                    7,500

Station Equipment/Furniture

                  20,000

Vehicles Graphic/Decal Supplies

                    7,500

Rescue Equipment

                  50,000

SCBA'S

                  90,000

Medical Equipment

                  54,500

PIAL/Dry Hydrant

                    5,000

Computers & Software

                120,000

Dispatch

                  17,500

Emergency Management/Disaster Planning & Recovery

                  10,000

Training Expenses

                  90,000

Major Engine Repairs

                  30,000

Total Capital

             1,233,728

  Total Expenditures

           18,228,303

  Receipts Over Expenditures

 $                    (0)

   

DEBT SERVICE FUND

 

Balance Forward

 $             14,217

Annual Debt Service

 

FFRS

                (31,250)

Bond Principal / Interest

              (360,990)

Transfer from Investments

                378,023

Balance without below Funds

                            -

Balance - Children of Fallen Fireman's Fund

                  20,234

Ending Balance

 $             20,234

   

ROLLING STOCK, FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT FUND

 

Balance Forward

 $        4,120,000

Restricted to General Fund

              (603,126)

Annual Funding

                200,000

Relocation of Facilities (Dispatch)

              (700,000)

Replacement of Pumper Truck and Equipment

              (400,000)

Staff/Command Vehicles

                (45,000)

Station 18 Project

           (1,200,000)

Rolling Stock Expense

                (17,500)

Facilities Expense

                (71,000)

Station 17 Detached Storage Building

              (200,000)

Balance in Rolling Stock & Facilities Fund less Radio Project

             1,083,374

     Balance Forward - Radio Project

                400,000

     Annual Funding - Radio Project

                            -

     Ending Balance - Radio Project

                400,000

Ending Balance

 $        1,483,374

   

DISASTER FUND

 

Balance Forward

 $           996,295

Funding - Disaster Fund

                    3,705

Ending Balance

 $        1,000,000

   

CONTINGENCY FUND

 

Balance Forward

 $        2,000,000

Funding - Contingency Fund

                            -

Ending Balance

 $        2,000,000

In regard to the 2015 budget, notice is hereby given that all requirements of the Louisiana Local Budget Act LA R.S. 39:1301 et seq have been satisfied.

Dan Crowley

Chairman of the Board

St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1

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