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Council will meet virtually on May 6 to continue its review of the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Also on May 6, Council will receive an update on the status of programs and expenditures funded by special appropriations related to Covid-19

The Council will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 6 at 9 a.m. Council staff reports and additional information on items scheduled for Council review can be viewed at: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/ondemand/index.html.
The Council meeting schedule may change from time to time. The current Council agendas can be viewed at: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/ondemand/index.html.

On the guidance of Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles, there is currently no public access to the Council Office Building. The virtual Council meeting will be streamed live on the Council’s web page via YouTube and on Facebook Live and can be watched on County Cable Montgomery on: Xfinity/RCN 6 HD 996/1056 and Fios 30.

Council Agenda Items

Status of programs and expenditures funded by the special appropriations related to Covid-19
The Council has approved 12 special appropriations over the last two months to support residents, businesses, health care professionals and institutions as they address the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact. The Council has asked for an update from County Executive staff and the status of programs and expenditures funded by these special appropriations.

The Council staff report can be viewed here.

Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget
The Council’s focus as it reviews the County’s Fiscal Year 2021 Recommended Operating Budget is on producing a continuity of services budget for County government. The Council’s upcoming budget work is being completed with the knowledge that the Council may need to return to FY21 budget issues early in the fiscal year to make additional reductions based on anticipated revenue decreases.

At 1:30 p.m. the Council will review the FY21 Operating Budget for the following:

  • Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)
    The County Executive’s recommended FY21 Operating Budget for ABS is $64.7 million, which is an increase of $664,765 or one percent over last year’s budget. Council staff is recommending a continuity of services budget of $63.6 million, which is a decrease of $375,940 or .6 percent from last year’s budget. The Council staff report can be viewed here.
  • Office for Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF)
    The County Executive’s recommended FY21 Operating Budget for CUPF is $11.9 million, which is a decrease of $8,550 from last year’s budget. Council staff is recommending a continuity of services budget of $11.7 million, which is a decrease of $83,538 or .7 percent from last year’s budget. The Council staff report can be viewed here.
  • Department of General Services
    The County Executive’s recommended FY21 Operating Budget for the Department of General Services General Fund is $32.2 million, which is an increase of $127,532 or .4 percent over last year’s budget. Council staff is recommending a continuity of services budget for the General Fund of $31.9 million, which is a decrease of $177,093 or .55 percent from last year’s budget. The County Executive’s recommended FY21 Operating Budget for the Printing and Mail Internal Service Fund is $8.1 million, which is an increase of $16,528 or .2 percent over last year’s budget. Council staff is recommending a continuity of services budget of $8.1 million, which is a decrease of $55,744 or .7 percent from last year’s budget. The Council staff report can be viewed here.
  • Non-departmental Account (NDA): Division of Fleet Management Services Motor Pool Fund Contribution
    The County Executive’s recommended FY21 Operating Budget for Division of Fleet Management Services Motor Pool Fund Contribution NDA is $89.7 million, which is an increase of $4.9 million or 5.8 percent over last year’s budget. Council staff is recommending a continuity of services budget of $87.9 million, which is an increase of $3.2 million or 3.8 percent over last year’s budget. The Council staff report can be viewed here.

FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

  • Ballfield Initiatives Capital Project
    The Council will review the Ballfield Initiatives Capital Project for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in the FY21-26 CIP. On March 16, 2020, the County Executive recommended $1.2 million in current revenue: Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) Fund for athletic field renovations at school sites; $600,000 in FY21 and FY22, respectively. To avoid delays in renovations, Council staff recommends funding $600,000 in both FY21 and FY22 through GO Bond and evaluating the level and source of funding at the next biennial CIP. The Council staff report can be viewed here.


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Release ID: 20-194
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926 , Juan Jovel 240-777-7931