Thursday, August 27, 2009
City of Bryan budget information
In an effort to create a more efficient organization and in response to the current state of the U.S. and local economy, the City of Bryan announced that nine positions will be eliminated from the city budget for Fiscal Year 2010.
The positions include the following: three positions from the Purchasing Department, one position from the Finance Department, one position from the Transportation & Drainage Department, one position from the Traffic Department and one position from the Executive Department. The City also is proposing to eliminate the Real Estate Services Department, which includes two positions. The department was created more than a year ago but the City has decided to outsource these services.
“We closely evaluated services and City departments and found areas where services were being duplicated, rendering some positions unnecessary,” said City Manager David Watkins. “It is our responsibility to the taxpayers to operate our City as efficiently as possible.”
Two of the nine positions are vacant and at least two impacted employees have found other jobs or positions. By eliminating the positions, the City is able to save more than $437,430.
To recognize employees’ performance, the City is budgeting for merit increases for mid-managers and below. While not all employees will receive a merit increase, those who meet specific expectations may receive one. However, the City is not budgeting for merit increases for individuals in executive level positions.
A second reading and adoption of the budget are scheduled for Sept. 8.The budget is based on Bryan’s tax rate of 63.64 cents per $100 assessed valuation. The City is not proposing an increase in property taxes this year, and the rate has remained the same since it was slightly lowered in 2000.
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