City Council Questions

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The list below shows the City Council's questions and requests for further information to staff about certain areas of the ​budget. ​Some questions do not have answers available at this time, and therefore will show, "In Progress". Please check back every Monday for updates. ​​​​​​​

Date Submitted: February 23, 2017
Human Resources
Councilman Wood

Are there any public safety employees who are paid more than others in the same title by virtue of their certifications or assignments?  For example, are pilots, bomb techs, hazmat techs, firefighter medics, etc. paid more than others who have the same base title (police officer, MPO, fire captain, etc.)?
Date Submitted: February 23, 2017
Human Resources/ Fire
Councilman Wood

Looking solely at the firefighters who have been hired under the mandate that they maintain EMT-E/EMT-A certification, how many are still employed by the city?  I believe the date of the initial requirement was around 2005. 
Date Submitted: March 07, 2017
Roadways
Councilman Moss

What is the source of sea level rise data that we are using for the design of roadways?
Date Submitted: March 07, 2017
Roadways
Councilman Moss

On slide 15 of the Roadways presentation, which projects align with economic development initiatives?
Date Submitted: March 07, 2017
Economic & Tourism Development
Councilman Moss

Of the Economic Vitality CIP, how much is funded from trustee taxes and how much from the general fund?
Date Submitted: March 07, 2017
Economic & Tourism Development
Councilman Moss

For Economic Vitality, how much do you anticipate expending from Appropriations-to-Date?
Date Submitted: March 07, 2017
Economic & Tourism Development
Councilman Moss

What is the surplus in the Economic Development Investment Program (EDIP) project?
Date Submitted: March 07, 2017
Coastal
Councilman Moss

Can you provide more information regarding the 1% annual probability storm event with regard to Croatan Beach Restoration?
Date Submitted: March 11, 2017
Public Utilities
Councilman Moss

Can get a decomposition of the cost elements that drive the Service Availability charge and a trend line of that charge the shows the amount in nominal terms and constant dollars (2000 as the base year) through the current budget year. If the elements included in Service Availability have changed over the specified time period, please identify the base year elements hold that definition constant in the trend line and then construct a new trend line going forward from the year a new cost element is introduced for just that cost element
Date Submitted: March 14, 2017
Public Works/ Storm Water
Councilman Moss

Can you assess and pinpoint storm water projects by drainage system?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Budget and Management Services
Councilman Moss

First for each year beginning with 2000/2001 budget using the final adjusted budget for each year what were the total number of FTEs appropriated?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Human Resources
Councilman Moss

For each year beginning with 2000/2001 budget using the final adjusted budget each year what was the number of encumbered FTEs on the first pay period and last pay period of the year and what was the average pay period vacancy rate?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Human Resources
Councilman Moss

For each year beginning with 2000/2001 budget using the final adjusted budget what was appropriated for direct salaries benefits and then what was actually expended by direct salaries benefits?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Human Resources
Councilman Moss

What percent for each of the years above (each year beginning in 2000/2001) was under execution of appropriated direct salaries and benefits of the ending fund balance for that year?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Human Resources
Councilman Moss

As of 31 March how many of our over 7,000 FTEs by department are vacant of the current vacant FTEs, how many have been vacant 60 days or less, and how many over 90 days but less than six months, how many over six months but less than a year, and how many a year or more?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Budget and Management Services
Councilman Moss

Looking for confirmation way baseline of Jerry was he referencing please provide that number, what is the baseline now being used, and what activity accounts for the delta.  Jerry just gave us a report not long ago and that baseline generated approx $5.5 million per penny of real estate tax. If the baseline is truly updated, when and how was that update communicated and to whom?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
City Manager
Councilman Wood

You mentioned re-hiring positions eliminated during the recession. Please provide a detailed list of the positions and salaries and please provide a priority list of the positions.
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Budget and Management Services Department & Finance Department
Councilman Moss

What is cumulative amount of reserves to identified in the CIP by project funding source; by Enterprise fund; by trustee account; by EDIP, if any; General Fund?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Budget and Management Services Department & Finance Department
Councilman Moss

What is the balance in the EDIP account?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Budget and Management Services Department & Finance Department
Councilman Moss

For contact what was the amount in each of those accounts as of COB 30 June 2016?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Budget and Management Services Department & Finance Department
Councilman Moss

What was the amount appropriated to those accounts as of the adjusted current budget?
Date Submitted: March 29, 2017
Budget and Management Services Department & Finance Department
Councilman Moss

What is the forecasted balance of those accounts as of COB this 30 June 2017?
Date Submitted: April 04, 2017
Fire
Councilman Wood

Please provide the call volume justification for the addition of a 5th battalion and the specific costs for a 5th battalion. Please provide the same justification for the additional district chief.
Date Submitted: April 04, 2017
Emergency Medical Services
Councilman Wood

What is the amount set aside in previous budgets for pulse point? What is the latest estimate for the implementation of pulse point (including cost of the app, inventory of AEDs, etc.)? How much is Chesapeake spending on pulse point ?
Date Submitted: April 05, 2017
Police
Councilman Wood

What impact would the Workforce Development Program have on compression?
Date Submitted: April 08, 2017
Budget and Management Services
Councilman Moss

Please explain how 1 cent of real estate tax increase approx 5.5 million per year assuming three percent per year escalation and $5 annual license tax yields sufficient revenue to finance any combination of debt and pay as you go financing to fund the $210+ million dollars of capital improvements on page 20 of the budget presentation?
Date Submitted: April 08, 2017
Public Works/ Storm Water
Councilman Moss

Please provide on a per entry item what the cost drivers were and what mitigations were considered and assessed to offset the impact price growth?  If requirements versus price growth what was the nature of the requirement increase and the cause? What is the actual performance standard by project that each project shall deliver when constructed? What is the performance improvement over the current baseline - assuming the legacy system was performing at like new standards with the inverse of projects being the six year and 15 year profile? What was the methodology used to prioritize the projects? Please provide the scoring and ranking of each project.
Date Submitted: April 08, 2017
Finance
Councilman Moss

If the x axis is year starting with 2005 and the y axis is debt in 50 million increment with the x/y intercept equal to zero. With the top line marker line before sand chart being the maximum debt allowed under our policy with callout clouds to indicate year(s) of debt policy changes. Please populate Sand chart by category of debt actually issued
Revenue bonds by source
General obligation debt
Development authority debt
Leases that due to terms count as debt
Then build a second chart that starts with the chart above and then adds in sep colors for the very same categories for programmed debt in the current approved CIP. Then build a third chart that replaces the current approved CIP with the proposed CIP for Council's adoption in May
Date Submitted: April 08, 2017
Finance
Councilman Moss

Assuming the delta between current outstanding debt issued net of retired debt each year across the six year period and no new debt was issued how much debt ceiling under our current policy is available? What is the current rule of thumb of how much debt can be financed with a penny of real estate? If the debt ceiling available what of that amount can be exercised with limits of the City's charter?  Please have this answer certified by Dana in the City Attorney's office.
Date Submitted: April 08, 2017
Schools
Councilman Moss

Please have Budget Office confirm School Board member Ms. Manning's finding that the School Board is proposing to implement full day kindergarten over five years and the first year incremental implementation requirement is only $2.037 million. The former amount is much less than the tax increase being proposed by the City Manager.  If not correct, please provide the correct numbers and the narrative behind them.
Date Submitted: April 11, 2017
Planning
Councilman Moss

What is the business case for the new bus route being added?
Date Submitted: April 11, 2017
Planning
Councilman Moss

When is the last run for Bus 20?
Date Submitted: April 11, 2017
Planning
Councilman Moss

Can you summarize the capatilization of buses?
Date Submitted: April 11, 2017
Planning
Councilwoman Henley

What are the causes of increased use which has lead to the cost increases for paratransit?
Date Submitted: April 08, 2017
Schools
Councilman Moss

Since federal funds cannot supplant state and local funds, will the School Board no longer be eligible for the Title I funded it is now receiving for full day kindergarten for disadvantage fund? If yes what is the amount of federal funding left on the table?
Date Submitted: April 18, 2017
Schools
Mayor Sessoms

If Title 1 money was freed up, what could you do with the funding and pre-k?
Date Submitted: April 25, 2017
Parks and Recreation
Councilman Moss

Why aren't we charging out of city residents more for a membership at our recreation centers and what is the justification not charging more?
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