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Annual city finance audit results to be presented to Council tonight

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The results of the annual independent review of city revenue and expenses for the budget year October 1, 2016 ? September 30, 2017 will be presented at the regular monthly meeting of the Kennedale City Council, beginning at 7 p.m. tonight at Kennedale City Hall. {{more: continue …}}

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The audit was conducted by Patillo, Brown & Hill and is called the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report or CAFR. The following is information provided in a staff report addendum to the published agenda for the meeting tonight.?
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Budgetary Highlights …?
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1. The FY16-17 Adopted Budget included an $840,000 draw-down to the General Fund. This fund was only actually reduced by about $100,000, due primarily to the following:
  • Revenue: Taking out a $400,000 loan
  • Expenditures: $100,000 in first-year capital savings by partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management; and ~$300,000 in combined General Fund savings, largely driven by staff turnover and strong expenditure controls from Department Heads
2. There was a large savings in the Water & Sewer Fund, due to reduced costs in purchased water and wastewater from the Cities of Fort Worth and Arlington.
  • Although this short-term strategy of increased reliance on wells produced real savings, it is not sustainable.?
  • Additional significant savings were realized through delayed capital and maintenance projects.
Closing Available Fund Balance for significant funds (staff-calculated)?
  • Available Fund

    Balance:$ 1,340,336 – Projected

    at Budget: $ 1,104,740??

  • Debt Service Fund: $ 41,982 – Projected at Budget: $ 47,484?
  • Capital Replacement

    Fund: $ 352,651 -? Projected at Budget $ 201,599 (phone/computer replacement delayed)?

  • Street Fund: $ 309,804 – Projected at Budget $ 260,262 (some increase in franchise fee revenue)?
  • Water & Sewer Fund:? $ 1,045,984 Projected at Budget $ 464,027 (Budgetary Highlight 2 above)??
  • Stormwater Fund: $ 169,428 – Projected at Budget: 708,525 (Construction in Progress erroneously

    included in prior carryover balance)

Additional information: (staff provided).?

  • The Kennedale Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is not included in this audit, as they undergo a separate audit, which will be presented at the next Regular Meeting of the EDC Board, on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:00 p.m..
  • ‘Water and Wastewater’ includes restricted water and sewer impact fees; however, the Stormwater Fund is, for the first time, reported separately

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