At the September 10 Board of Health meeting, Interim Administrator Shawn Frederick provided a briefing on the proposed 2019 budget amendments. He reported the 2019 budget appropriations need to be adjusted from $16.3M to $17.1M. The increase of about $783,000 is partially offset by revenues of about $344,000; the net result is a deficit in the 2019 budget of about $440,000. As of June 30, the unreserved fund balance—where this money is likely to come from—is at $4.2M. Mr. Frederick reviewed several factors in the budget amendment, including the Kresge grant, the NSACH revenue, employee leave payouts, software implementation, unbudgeted expense to purchase budgeting software, and a placeholder of $40,000 for a performance audit. Pending adjustments are $75,000 for health officer and administrator recruitment and appropriating HVAC funds from the approved capital budget to the operating budget. By unanimous vote, the Board approved the budget amendment as presented by staff (Exhibit A) on September 10.
Because the 2019 budget was approved by the Board via resolution, District legal counsel recommends amendments be approved by resolution as well (Exhibit B).