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Mission Statement

The mission of the County Council is to legislate for the peace, good government, health, safety, and welfare of Montgomery County and establish policies under which a system of public administration and finance provides services effectively, efficiently, and equitably.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY19 Operating Budget for the County Council is $11,646,525, a decrease of $5,197 or 0.04 percent from the FY18 Approved Budget of $11,651,722. Personnel Costs comprise 94.01 percent of the budget for 88 full-time position(s) and five part-time position(s), and a total of 83.28 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 5.99 percent of the FY19 budget.

Program Descriptions

  Councilmember Offices

The nine elected County Councilmembers enact all local laws, oversee zoning and planning, appropriate funding for the budgets of public agencies, establish spending affordability guidelines, set property tax rates, and meet as the County Board of Health. The Council holds regular weekly sessions and conducts public hearings and worksessions throughout...

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  Council Staff Operations

Council Staff Operations is responsible for four activities in support of the Council: Legislative Program, Planning, and Budget; Legislative Information Services; Office of the Clerk of the Council; and Administration. Legislative Program, Planning, and Budget staff perform research and analysis on issues before the Council and prepare written reports...

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Program Contacts

Contact Mary Jane Berry of the County Council at 240.777.7930 or Helen P. Vallone of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2755 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY17
Budget
FY18
Estimate
FY18
Recommended
FY19
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages8126218.008344282.00 8277790.00 8381772.000.5
Employee Benefits2542085.002619987.00 2595637.00 2567701.00-2.0
County General Fund Personnel Costs10668303.0010964269.00 10873427.00 10949473.00-0.1
Operating Expenses585427.00687453.00 560956.00 697052.001.4
Capital Outlay3998.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Expenditures11257728.0011651722.00 11434383.00 11646525.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time87.0088.00 88.00 88.000.0
Part-Time5.005.00 5.00 5.000.0
FTEs82.1083.10 83.10 83.280.2
County General Fund Revenues0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
Federal Grants27550.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues27550.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures11257728.0011651722.00 11434383.00 11646525.000.0
Total Full-Time Positions87.0088.00 88.00 88.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions5.005.00 5.00 5.000.0
Total FTEs82.1083.10 83.10 83.280.2
Total Revenues27550.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FY19 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY18 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION1165172283.10
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY19 Compensation Adjustment2049720.00
Increase Cost: Operating Expenses [Council Staff Operations]340420.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY18 Personnel Costs163170.18
Increase Cost: Operating Expenses [Councilmember Offices]149350.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail6220.00
Decrease Cost: Professional Services [Council Staff Operations]-400000.00
Decrease Cost: Increase Lapse [Council Staff Operations]-600000.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-860850.00
Decrease Cost: Increase Lapse [Councilmember Offices]-900000.00
FY19 RECOMMENDED1164652583.28
Program Summary
Program NameFY18 APPR
Expenditures
FY18 APPR
FTEs
FY19 REC
Expenditures
FY19 REC
FTEs
Councilmember Offices566275447.50583885447.50
Council Staff Operations598896835.60580767135.78
Total1165172283.101164652583.28
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY18
Total$
FY18
FTES
FY19
Total$
FY19
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
NDA - Legislative Branch Communications OutreachGeneral Fund2179932.002289122.00
Cable Television Communications PlanCable TV6292215.306203985.00
Total8472147.308493107.00
Future Fiscal Impacts ($000s)
TitleFY19FY20FY21FY22FY23FY24
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY19 Recommended11647.00000011647.00000011647.00000011647.00000011647.00000011647.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Restore One-Time Lapse Increase0.000000150.000000150.000000150.000000150.000000150.000000
Restoration of one-time lapse adjustment in the budget development year
Labor Contracts0.000000100.000000100.000000100.000000100.000000100.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures11647.00000011897.00000011897.00000011897.00000011897.00000011897.000000