DeKalb ICEO May amends operating budget to fund pay raises
DeKalb Intermin CEO Lee May

June 24, 20162min1090
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DeKalb Intermin CEO Lee May
DeKalb Intermin CEO Lee May

DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May presented a revised 2016 operating budget of $1.337 billion to the Board of Commissioners that would provide additional funding to existing initiatives, including pay raises if approved.

The recommendation allocates $6.5 million for pay increases to be implemented as the second phase of the county’s pay and class study, a research project that analyzed and compared DeKalb salaries with other similar organizations.

Additionally, the administration is taking steps to identify other saving mechanisms.  A $4.6 million reduction in unused salary expenses is being offered from unfilled vacancies to defray departmental mid-year requests.  Other major changes in the 2016 mid-year budget include:

$1.7 M to fund fire alarm upgrades at the jail.

  • $802,000 to fund additional road paving, drainage and staffing needs.
  • $768,648 to fund restructured communications department, including expansion of 311 and Office of Neighborhood Empowerment and a 311 software upgrade.
  • $750,000 to fund the managed competition program.
  • $514,000 to fund building maintenance and repair efforts.
  • $491,972 to fund library positions to restore library hours.
  • $405,597 to fund additional park maintenance and programming needs.
  • $435,000 to fund the DeKalb Fire Rescue station maintenance and additional equipment needs.
  • $250,000 to fund the creation of an internal SPLOST Project Management Team.
  • $150,000 to fund the county’s charter commission.
  • $258,761 to fund additional Human Services programming and expanded security needs at senior centers.

The proposed 2016 mid-year budget adjustment can be found at: http://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/finance/pdf/2016MidYearBudgetProposed.pdf

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