Cape Elizabeth Town Council Agenda
Special Meeting Monday, May 15, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Cape Elizabeth Town Hall

James M. “Jamie” Garvin, Chairman
Patricia K. Grennon
Caitlin R. Jordan
Penelope A. Jordan
Sara W. Lennon
Katharine N. Ray
Jessica L. Sullivan

 

Convening by Town Councilor Chairman James M. “Jamie” Garvin

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Roll Call by the Town Clerk

Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda

Item #75-2017 – #80-2017
Tabled from the meeting held on May 8, 2017

 

 

 

 

Item #75-2017

Moved by and Seconded by 
ORDERED, The Cape Elizabeth Town Council, having held a public hearing on Monday, May 8, 2017 does hereby adopt the municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and hereby makes the following gross appropriations for each listed department.

 

Expenditures by Department

 BUDGET

 

 

 FY 2018

110

ADMINISTRATION

581,640

120

ASSESSING/CODES PLANNING

399,045

130

TOWN COUNCIL

500

135

LEGAL AND AUDIT

79,000

140

ELECTIONS

33,032

150

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

19,506

530

PUBLIC INFORMATION

64,709

160

INSURANCE

106,500

170

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

1,368,900

180

DEBT SERVICE

1,368,908

520

CONTRIBUTIONS

45,414

710

INTERGOVT. ASSESSMENTS

71,871

210

POLICE DEPARTMENT

1,353,331

215

ANIMAL CONTROL

25,397

220

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS

188,094

225

WETeam

24,767

230

FIRE DEPARTMENT

362,440

235

FIRE POLICE UNIT

14,004

240

MISC. PUBLIC PROTECTION

158,816

250

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

4,712

310

PUBLIC WORKS

1,249,743

320

REFUSE DISPOSAL/RECYCLING

459,761

410

HUMAN SERVICES

54,372

510

LIBRARY

534,624

600

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

283,379

610

TOWN HALL

23,141

615

LIBRARY BUILDING

46,046

620

TOWN CENTER FIRE STATION

27,323

630

POLICE STATION

65,041

621

COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING

154,850

622

DONALD RICHARDS POOL FACILITY

223,145

631

CAPE COTTAGE FIRE STATION

6,735

640

PARKS & TOWN LANDS

109,006

633-638

COMMUNITY SERVICES

1,234,635

641

SCHOOL GROUNDS

167,085

645

FORT WILLIAMS PARK

245,742

660

TREES

30,024

715

CAPITAL PROJECTS

1,000,000

 

 

Item #76-2017            School Budget Approval

1. ORDERED: Cost Center Summary. That the Town of Cape Elizabeth appropriate the following:

                                    Regular Instruction                             $11,929,721
Special Education                               $  3,138,332
Career and Technical Education        $       72,659
Other Instruction                                $     851,514
Student and Staff Support                  $  2,600,502
System Administration                      $     759,123
School Administration                       $  1,149,925
Transportation                                    $     750,772
Facilities Maintenance                       $  3,060,457
Debt Service                                       $     503,900
All Other Expenditures                      $       62,109

2. ORDERED: State/Local EPS Funding Allocation. That the Town of Cape Elizabeth appropriate $16,332,444 for the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and that the Town of Cape Elizabeth raise $14,505,704 as the Town’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688.

Explanation: The Town’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act is the amount of money determined by state law to be the minimum amount that the Town must raise in order to receive the full amount of state dollars.

3. ORDERED: Non-State Funded Debt Service. That the Town of Cape Elizabeth raise and appropriate $503,900 for the annual payments on debt service previously approved by the legislative body for non-state-funded school construction projects, or non-state funded portions of school construction projects in addition to the funds appropriated as the local share of the Town’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12.

Explanation: Non-state-funded debt service is the amount of money needed for the annual payments on the Town’s long-term debt for major capital school construction projects that are not approved for state subsidy. The bonding of this long-term debt was previously approved by the voters or other legislative body.

4. ORDERED: Additional Local Funds. That the Town of Cape Elizabeth raise and appropriate $6,856,753 in additional local funds, which exceeds the State’s Essential Programs and Services funding model by $6,483,184 as required to fund the budget recommended by the school board.

The School Board recommends an appropriation which exceeds the State Essential Program and Services model for the following reasons:

The state’s funding model does not support all of the costs for K-12 education. It includes only those costs considered essential by the state’s Essential Programs and Services (EPS) model.

Explanation: The additional local funds are those locally raised funds over and above the Town’s local contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and local amounts raised for the annual payment on non-state-funded debt service that will help achieve the Town’s budget for educational programs.

5. ORDERED: Total School Budget Summary. That the Town of Cape Elizabeth authorizes the School Board to expend $24,879,014. for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 from the Town’s contributions to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act, non-state-funded school construction projects, additional local funds for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for the support of schools.

6. ORDERED: Special Funds. That the Town of Cape Elizabeth authorizes the School Board to expend sums as may be received from federal or state grants or programs or other sources during the fiscal year for school purposes, provided that such grants, programs, or other sources do not require the expenditure of other funds not previously appropriated.

 

7. ORDERED: Changes in Anticipated State Subsidy: That in the event the Town receives more state general purpose aid for education than the $1,827,740 amount included in the school budget, the Town shall use 100% of the extra amount to reduce the amount of taxes raised for the school budget; and that in the event the amount of that state aid is less than the amount included in the school budget, the school department shall curtail spending to offset any shortfall.

 

Item # 77-2017           Approval of Cumberland County Assessment 
ORDERED, The Cape Elizabeth Town Council, having held a public hearing on Monday, May 8, 2017 does hereby approve for inclusion in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget the assessment from Cumberland County for 2018 amounting to $1,331,050.

Item # 78-2017           Approval of Local Homestead Exemption Funds
ORDERED, The Cape Elizabeth Town Council, having held a public hearing on Monday, May 8, 2017 does hereby approve for inclusion in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget the amount of $320,000 for the local share of homestead exemptions.

Item # 79-2017           Property Tax Levy Limit
ORDERED, The Cape Elizabeth Town Council in accordance with Title 30-A MRSA Section 5721-A the Town of Cape Elizabeth hereby increases the property tax levy limit for municipal services to the $7,246,929. 

   Item # 80-2017            Proposed FY 2018 General Fund Budget Summary Motion 
    ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council, having held a public hearing on Monday, May 8,    
    2017, does hereby adopt the General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 with gross expenditures of
    $38,715,663, and gross revenues of $7,951,328 and with the amount of $30,764,335 to be raised from   
    taxation, and to fix Monday, October 2, 2017, and Monday, April 2, 2018 as the dates upon each of   
    which one-half of such tax is due and payable, with interest to accrue upon taxes due and unpaid after
    each such date at the rate of seven percent (7.00%) per annum.  In accordance with 36 M.R.S.A.
    Section 506, the Tax Collector and Town Treasurer are authorized to accept prepayment or decline
    prepayment of taxes not yet committed or prior to any due date and pay no interest thereon. In
    accordance with 36 M.R.S.A. Section 506-A, a taxpayer who pays an amount accepted by the tax
    collector and town treasurer in excess of that finally assessed shall be repaid the amount of
    overpayment plus interest from the date of overpayment at the minimum annual rate per annum set by
    the State of Maine.

   FY 2017   FY 2018   $ Change % Change
   BUDGET   BUDGET  FY 17  to FY 18 FY 17  to FY 18
EXPENDITURES        
TOTAL MUNICIPAL  $    12,052,688  $    12,185,599  $           132,911 1.1%
COUNTY ASSESSMENT  $      1,247,048  $      1,331,050  $             84,002 6.7%
Local Homestead Exemption  $         312,000  $         320,000  $               8,000 2.6%
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT  $    24,287,545  $    24,879,014  $           591,469 2.4%
   $    37,899,281  $    38,715,663  $           816,382 2.2%
         
REVENUE        
TOTAL MUNICIPAL  $      4,950,000  $      4,938,670  $           (11,330) -0.2%
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT  $      3,433,270  $      3,012,658  $          (420,612) -12.3%
TOTAL  $      8,383,270  $      7,951,328  $          (431,942) -5.2%
         
NET TO TAXES        
TOWN  SERVICES  $      7,102,688  $      7,246,929  $           144,241 2.0%
Local Homestead Exemption  $         312,000  $         320,000  $               8,000 2.6%
COUNTY ASSESSMENT  $      1,247,048  $      1,331,050  $             84,002 6.7%
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT  $    20,854,275  $    21,866,356  $        1,012,081 4.9%
TOTAL  $    29,516,011  $    30,764,335  $        1,248,324 4.2%
         
TAX RATES (Rounded to nearest ¢)        
 Local Homestead Exemption  $              0.18  $              0.19  $                0.01 5.6%
TOTAL MUNICIPAL  $              4.22  $              4.29  $                0.07 1.7%
COUNTY ASSESSMENT  $              0.74  $              0.79  $                0.05 6.6%
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT  $             12.40  $             12.95  $                0.55 4.4%
TOTAL  $             17.54  $             18.22  $                0.68 3.9%
         
TAX RATE VALUATION BASIS   1,682,000,000   1,688,300,000  $   6,300,000.00 0.4%

    Item #91-2017      Appointments Committee RecommendationFort Williams Park Committee Vacancy

    The appointments committee recommends Jim Kerney, 1015 Shore Road to serve the unexpired term on 
    the Fort Williams Park Committee. The term is effective immediately through 12/31/2018.

   Citizens may at this point in the meeting raise any topic that is not on the agenda that pertains to
   Cape Elizabeth local government.

  Adjournment