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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Recreation is to provide high quality, diverse, and accessible programs, services, and facilities that enhance the quality of life for all ages, cultures, and abilities.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY18 Operating Budget for the Department of Recreation is $37,769,874, an increase of $3,481,975 or 10.16 percent from the FY17 Approved Budget of $34,287,899. Personnel Costs comprise 64.31 percent of the budget for 139 full-time position(s) and ten part-time position(s), and a total of 464.79 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 35.69 percent of the FY18 budget.

The increase in FY18 funding is from the addition of several positive youth development initiatives, one senior initiative, and staffing changes.

The Debt Service for the Recreation Fund is appropriated in the Debt Service Fund and is, therefore, not displayed in this section. To pay for the Debt Service, a transfer of funds from the Recreation fund to the Debt Service Fund of $11,003,380 is required to cover general obligation bond and long-term lease costs. Additionally, it should be noted that the Department manages an estimated $8,635,521 Agency Fund. This Fund is designated for handling contracted programs and services and is entirely revenue supported. The net proceeds of these activities are accounted for in the Recreation Fund.

In addition, this department's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) requires Current Revenue funding.

Linkage to County Result Areas

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • Children Prepared to Live and Learn
  • Healthy and Sustainable Neighborhoods
  • Vital Living for All of Our Residents

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Department Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY17 estimates reflect funding based on the FY17 approved budget. The FY18 and FY19 figures are performance targets based on the FY18 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY19.

MeasureActual
FY15
Actual
FY16
Estimated
FY17
Target
FY18
Target
FY19
Multi-Program Measures
Total percent of County residents registered through the Department of Recreation7.58.28.58.58.5
Percent of customers who report that they are satisfied based on the Recreation customer survey results (median percent that meet or exceed expectations)95.796969696
Percentage of Recreation Registrants using ActiveMontgomeryN/A60757575

Accomplishments

  • The Aquatics team has maintained a perfect safety record. Aquatics also continues to host and/or assist in management of the METRO Swim Meet (where current and potential Olympic swim athletes compete), Montgomery Dive Club, and the Landmark College Division swim meet.
  • The Senior TechConnect program, a partnership between the Jewish Council for Aging (JCA), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and Recreation staff, matches seniors with local high school students to provide a variety of one-on-one computer and technology programs and trainings. This program has been nominated for several awards.
  • The successful Grand Opening of the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center was held on October 22, 2016. As part of the Grand Opening, the Department hosted crafts, exercise, and basketball and weight room demonstrations.
  • The Grand Reopening of the Ross Boddy Neighborhood Recreation Center was held on October 29, 2016 with the addition of a new gymnasium, expanded social hall, and many new upgrades. The community participated in various activities such as cooking, pottery, and exercise classes.


  • In 2015, the department hosted and coordinated the state-wide Maryland Senior Olympics (MSO) for individuals 50 years of age and older. In 2016, over 1,500 individuals registered and participated in over 20 events.
  • Senior Programs staff established new programs/initiatives with other departments/agencies in the County to provide senior programs including: Elder Abuse, Home Safety & Awareness, Financial Exploitation, Dental Care for the Uninsured, "Coffee with a Cop," several community technology fairs, flu shots, and a Heartwell Nurse program.
  • The Senior Team opened its sixth senior center in late October 2016, at the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center. Community interest has been very high.
  • All Community Centers expanded the hours of operation for the Senior Sneaker Program to include all hours that the facilities are open.
  • Added and expanded Therapeutic Recreation camps in summer 2016 to minimize wait lists and realign programs to better meet participant needs.
  • Successfully launched and implemented ActiveMONTGOMERY single sign-on registration portal in partnership with Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) and Montgomery Parks.

  • Implemented new functionality in ActiveMONTGOMERY including on-line sports team registration, gift cards, a streamlined reservation approval process, and multiple discount incentives to customers. New chip credit card devices, compliant with the latest PCI standards, were installed and configured at each Recreation facility.

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Initiatives

  • Expand Food, Fun, and Fitness/TeenWorks summer program.
  • Increase County funding for the Collaboration Council Excel Beyond the Bell program due to the changing priorities of the Governor's Office for Children.
  • Provide County funding to add a full time staff person to support the Maryland Senior Olympics.
  • Add funding for a contractor to develop an East County Sports League.
  • Add a Senior Fellow to develop a Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame at the South County Regional Recreation and Aquatic Center.
  • In partnership with the Department of Technology Services, provide a wide variety of Information Technology opportunities to Recreation's after school programs such as Excel Beyond the Bell, Rec Extra, and Rec Zone, to provide coding training, game and web design, and other technology classes and workshop opportunities.
  • Expand the Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Elementary School program (formerly Dream Academy) to two additional elementary school locations for five days a week: Harmony Hills and JoAnn Leleck at Broad Acres. Additionally, expand from four to five days a week at South Lakes' Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Elementary School program. These programs provide comprehensive enrichment programs, including family engagement opportunities.
  • Work with the Summer Leadership Challenge to introduce aquatic opportunities to diverse groups of teenagers. This program connects youth to job opportunities and ensures the development of lifetime skills for wellness and safety.
  • Leverage federal funds to add a Senior Nutrition Program to the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center.

  • Engage High School and Middle School students with the County Executive at the 2Changealife Youth Forum.
  • Extended the successful FUTSAL youth indoor soccer program to year-round programming to build stronger relationships with community non-profits and work closely with schools in anti-gang efforts.

  • Provide stimulating and engaging programs such as Fashion Boot Camp, Tech Connect, and the Chill Program.

  • Engage youth in a well-planned learning environment after school. The monthly Club Adventure program is located in nine recreation facilities for youth in grades kindergarten through grade five from 4 pm to 6 pm. The program provides participants with the opportunity to have fun while learning and participating in a variety of recreational activities such as sports, crafts, and dance.
  • Implement a recognition program for summer volunteers with the Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camps.
  • Expand HerTime2Shine, a Girls and Women in Sports Day Expo, to an annual event taking place each Spring.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Aquatics has implemented the use of an on-line application that provides real time information to supervisors when seasonal staff request schedule changes. This process helps to insure facility coverage in a safe and effective manner.
  • Department staff uses Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (HEPA) from the Alliance for A Healthier Generation to guide food purchases and improve program quality. In its youth programs, the department rarely purchases and serves full calorie caffeinated beverages.
  • The department centralized transportation requests and mini-trip coordination.

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Collaboration and Partnerships

Excel Beyond the Bell

In partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Collaboration Council, the Excel Beyond the Bell program serves over 1,700 youth and is continuously growing to help close the achievement gap among MCPS students.

Partners

Montgomery County Public Schools, Non-Profits

 
TeenWorks Program

  • Partners with the Maryland Park Service, Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC) and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) to prepare young people for jobs in an increasingly green economy through conservation and environmental stewardship. The program provides participants ages 14-17 with opportunities for skill development and personal growth through a supportive, team-based environment, emphasizing the satisfaction of completing projects that benefit our County and the State's natural resources.
  • Partners with Transcend, Maryland's Promise, and National Center for Children and Families to ensure vulnerable youth receive priority referrals for youth employment opportunities.
  • A partnership which employs youth through the TeenWorks program to provide computer literacy training to seniors.
  • Established a formal partnership with the Hispanic Business Foundation to provide employability skills and financial literacy skills to undocumented youth who earn a stipend for participation.
  • Collaborate with Worksource Montgomery to provide referrals for disconnected youth (young adults not in school or working) to employment and training opportunities.

Partners

Department of Technology Services, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery County Public Schools, Non-Profits

 
MD Senior Olympics

The Senior Programs Team continues to work with MD Senior Olympics, Inc., other county Recreation Departments, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and a number of senior sports organizations to program over 20 Senior Olympic events throughout the county and state on an annual basis.

Partners

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Non-Profits

 
Senior Transportation

The Senior Programs Team works closely with the Department of Transportation and Health and Human Services Aging & Disability Services, to provide coordinated and efficient transportation services to seniors living in the county. This includes transportation to five senior centers and three Active Adult Program locations.

Partners

Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Transportation

 
Partner with Montgomery County Police

Partner with Montgomery County Police as a proactive prevention strategy to strengthen the relationship between youth and law enforcement, enhance trust and understanding within communities, discuss neighborhood issues, and deter youth from engaging in risky behavior. Police are participating in an arts-based initiative through the Excel Beyond the Bell program in partnership with Imagination Stage.

Partners

Department of Police

 
Truancy Prevention Program Partnership

Partnering with the States Attorney's Office Truancy Prevention Program (TPP) to establish a referral process for students with chronic absences to Excel Beyond the Bell. Additionally, partnering with TPP to collaboratively offer homework help and tutoring services within Excel Beyond the Bell.

Partners

Office of the State's Attorney

 
Youth Soccer Partnerships

Montgomery County Department of Recreation's expanded soccer program targets vulnerable youth with Identity, the City of Gaithersburg, and Health and Human Services' Street Outreach Network to provide instruction, coaching, transportation, enrichment, and other program supports to ensure youth are healthy, connected, and productive during out-of-school time. The partners work to remove barriers by building program schedules conducive to working youth, address language barriers which often prevent students from participating in school based programs, and remove economic and transportation barriers.

Partners

Department of Health and Human Services, Non-Profits

 

Program Descriptions

  Aquatics

The Aquatics programs provide recreational, fitness, instructional, competitive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative water activities that serve all residents. The broad ranges of programming include lessons, instructional wellness classes, and competitive programming such as dive and swim teams. Facilities also host a wide variety of local, regional, and national events and competitions each year. The Department operates seven regional outdoor pools and four indoor aquatics facilities. The Piney Branch Elementary School Pool is operated through a contract with Adventist Community Services.

  Countywide Programs

The Countywide Programs team offers recreation and skill development opportunities for all ages in leisure areas such as classes in arts, dance, music, exercise and fitness; sports leagues, clinics, and tournaments; Therapeutic Recreation programs and Inclusion Services; Summer Camps, Clinics, and Fun Centers; Trips and Tours; and Special Events. Classes, programs, and leagues are scheduled across the entire County in Recreation Centers, MCPS schools, Parks, and other public and private facilities. Countywide program listings and registration details can be found in the Montgomery County Guide to Recreation and Parks Programs, which is published four seasons each year, or online at www.ActiveMontgomery.Org.

Program Performance MeasuresActual
FY15
Actual
FY16
Estimated
FY17
Target
FY18
Target
FY19
Number of people with disabilities served by Therapeutic Recreation Programs3,8174,1164,1204,1204,120

  Recreation Regions and Community Centers

The Department has 22 community recreation centers, located throughout the County. Two centers are currently under construction: Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center and Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center. These community recreation centers provide facilities and programs featuring leisure activities, social interaction, family participation, and community civic involvement, as well as promote community cohesion and identity.

Our centers are designed to support sports, fitness, dance, community/social activities, and arts programs. Activities include instructional programs, organized competitions, performances and exhibitions, recreational clubs and hobby groups, and accessibility initiatives for special populations. Center spaces are available for community activities, party rentals, receptions, and civic group meetings. User fees are charged for room rentals, special programs, fitness room memberships, and services offered at each facility. Designated sites offer after school programs for children and youth, such as Club Adventure and Club Friday, at affordable prices.

The section is divided into three geographic service areas. Area supervisors and staff plan and coordinate recreation services and activities in their area. They also assist with the delivery of services, perform customer assessments of programs, provide staff support to area Recreation Advisory Boards, and serve as liaisons with schools and community groups in the area. Area staff also manage local community-based activities, such as community days, festivals, and other special events.

Program Performance MeasuresActual
FY15
Actual
FY16
Estimated
FY17
Target
FY18
Target
FY19
Utilization rate of Recreation Department Financial Assistance Program (Dollars used) 10.950.710.80.80.95
1  Dollars used vs dollars allocated

  Senior Adult Programs

The Seniors Program offers services for adults age 55 and above including senior centers, neighborhood programs, classes, sports and fitness, trips, and special programs. It serves seniors who are frail and isolated and those who are very active. Senior programs are offered in 13 community centers, inclusive of classes, special events, and Senior Sneakers Program.

Senior Centers: The department-operated senior centers are open five to six days per week and provide social, physical, recreational, educational, and community oriented activities. Recreation opportunities range from organized classes such as fitness, art, and computer skills to more informal activities such as billiards, discussion groups, and guest speakers. These centers are focal points for the delivery of recreation, community, and health-related services to senior adults.

Transportation: The department provides a combination of curb-to-curb and fixed route transportation shuttles to five senior centers Monday to Friday. County residents 55 and over are eligible for this program if they are within the service area for one of the centers. Senior centers in this program include: Damascus, Holiday Park, Margaret Schweinhaut, Long Branch, and White Oak. Also available are mini trips to local attractions and businesses. These trips are generally local and scheduled for a few hours in length.

55+ Active Adult Programs: These programs serve active senior individuals who meet in community recreation centers or other facilities near their homes one to three days each week. These programs offer special interest classes, trips, social activities, and food services at selected sites.

Although not listed specifically under the Senior Programs section, the department offers a wide variety of programming for baby boomers and Senior Adults through the classes, trips and tours, aquatics, and sports teams. It is also the organizer, promoter, and registrar for the Maryland Senior Olympics.

  Recreation Outreach Services

Events: The department of Recreation coordinates special events and other activities, which offer a variety of benefits, including enhancing a sense of community, encouraging family participation, and providing a positive image of the County. These special events offer opportunities for interaction among the various segments of our multi-cultural community and provide a chance to celebrate our rich cultural diversity. Several of the department's larger events are the Fourth of July Celebrations, Pike's Peek Road Race, Silver Spring Jazz Festival, and the annual Thanksgiving Parade.

Partnerships: The department partners with many County and outside agencies and organizations to provide various leisure opportunities for the residents of the County. More formal partnerships and contracts include the Arts and Humanities Council, Public Arts Trust, BlackRock Center for the Arts, and the YMCA.

Services to Special Populations: The Therapeutic Recreation Team provides accessible leisure, educational, and personal development activities for individuals with disabilities through mainstreaming and adaptive programs. The department has staff trained to develop and implement accessible leisure, educational, and personal skill development activities for individuals with disabilities through mainstreaming, community integration, and adaptive programs. The department offers programs including classes, camps, sports, and activities, which enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and provide support for the families of participants, ages pre-school through adult. The activities available to residents with disabilities through the department are often the only opportunities these individuals have for leisure activities since community options are limited.

  Management Services

This team includes the department's infrastructure support group primarily engaged in furnishing overall operational or specialized management services on a day-to-day basis. The program is targeted for customer service, training, IT maintenance, software, computers and point of sale management, personnel/payroll, accounting functions, budget & planning, procurement and contractual review, and other fiscal matters, as well as technology improvements. Also included in this team is the department's graphic designer, who designs the department's website, fliers, brochures, publications, and the Recreation Guide. This unit also manages a robust financial assistance program that allows thousands of low-income residents to have access to programs, facilities, and activities they could not otherwise afford.

  Planned Lifecycle Asset Replacement

PLAR provides funding for a lifecycle replacement program to protect the department's investment in facilities and equipment and to sustain efficient and reliable facility maintenance and operations. The program is targeted at slowing the deterioration of the equipment and structures in department facilities. Specifically, the program includes interior space modifications, security system enhancements, refinishing gymnasium floors and bleachers, and the repair/replacement of furniture, fixtures, and equipment in the department's facilities.

  Fixed Costs

Fixed Costs include costs associated with utilities, property insurance, Workers' Compensation insurance, and grants to the City of Takoma Park.

  Administration/Policy Management

The department's administration staff provides the management and supervisory oversight to accomplish the agency's mission, goals, and objectives. This team includes the department's senior managers and staff who provide policy development, accountability, evaluation, and planning.

Capital Programs (CIP): Within the Office of the Director, this staff manages the Department's long-range facility planning efforts and the Capital Improvement Program, or CIP, including the development of new facilities and the renovation and modernization of existing recreation facilities.

  Youth Development

In support of the County Executive's Positive Youth Development Initiative, Montgomery County Department of Recreation's Youth Development Team is generating an enhanced and vibrant approach to service delivery, which focuses on equity, reaching out to all young people while targeting vulnerable youth. Program staff work to change the landscape of communities by tackling pressing and diverse issues, reducing barriers to participation, and improving access to high quality out-of-school time opportunities through programs such as Rec Zone, Excel Beyond the Bell, Rec Extra, TeenWorks, Dream Academy (Child First), Soccer for Change, and a wide variety of other events and activities.

The Youth Development Team uses recreation to ensure young people are healthy, connected, and productive during out-of-school time. The positive youth development strategies work to meet youth where they are and include opportunities, programs, and services which emphasize active and healthy living, youth leadership and social equity, engagement in learning, workforce readiness, and connection to caring adult role models. Programs take place in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, community centers, public spaces, and neighborhoods across the Country.

Program Performance MeasuresActual
FY15
Actual
FY16
Estimated
FY17
Target
FY18
Target
FY19
Percentage of youth registered in positive youth development programs who report program participation benefits91.892.1929292
Percent of Excel Beyond the Bell youth participating multiple years7072757575
Percent of Excel Beyond the Bell youth reporting making positive life choices8487898989
Budget Trends
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Program Contacts

Contact Robin Riley of the Department of Recreation at 240.777.6824 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY16
Budget
FY17
Estimate
FY17
Approved
FY18
%Chg
Bud/App
RECREATION
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages15422542.0017496136.00 17285347.00 19522389.0011.6
Employee Benefits3822963.004181532.00 4076673.00 4684962.0012.0
Recreation Personnel Costs19245505.0021677668.00 21362020.00 24207351.0011.7
Operating Expenses11365151.0012530030.00 12530030.00 13479960.007.6
Capital Outlay70356.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Recreation Expenditures30681012.0034207698.00 33892050.00 37687311.0010.2
PERSONNEL
Full-Time112.00129.00 129.00 139.007.8
Part-Time0.006.00 6.00 10.0066.7
FTEs413.78436.95 436.95 461.675.7
REVENUES
Facility Rental Fees714755.00794600.00 794600.00 794600.000.0
Investment Income18277.0026150.00 35970.00 35970.0037.6
Miscellaneous Revenues149014.0084365.00 84365.00 84365.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues - Parks ActiveNet0.0045232.00 45232.00 45232.000.0
Property Tax35966711.0037432378.00 37227612.00 40622929.008.5
Recreation Fee Subsidy0.00-1000000.00 -1000000.00 -1000000.000.0
Recreation Fees9770607.0010965942.00 10965942.00 10785942.00-1.6
Recreation Revenues46619364.0048348667.00 48153721.00 51369038.006.2
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages76362.0074502.00 74502.00 76696.002.9
Employee Benefits8276.005699.00 5699.00 5867.003.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs84638.0080201.00 80201.00 82563.002.9
Operating Expenses3199.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures87837.0080201.00 80201.00 82563.002.9
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs3.513.82 3.82 3.12-18.3
REVENUES
Federal Grants0.0080201.00 80201.00 82563.002.9
Miscellaneous Revenues5000.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues5000.0080201.00 80201.00 82563.002.9
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures30768849.0034287899.00 33972251.00 37769874.0010.2
Total Full-Time Positions112.00129.00 129.00 139.007.8
Total Part-Time Positions0.006.00 6.00 10.0066.7
Total FTEs417.29440.77 440.77 464.795.4
Total Revenues46624364.0048428868.00 48233922.00 51451601.006.2
FY18 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
RECREATION
FY17 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION34207698436.95
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Expand the Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Elementary School Program (Dream Academy) to Two Additional Elementary Schools for Five Days a Week: Harmony Hills and JoAnn Leleck at Broad Acres [Youth Development]61476411.20
Enhance: Food, Fun, and Fitness/TeenWorks Expansion [Youth Development]1500003.19
Enhance: Add a Fifth Program Day per Week at Existing South Lake Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Elementary School Program (Dream Academy) for a Full Year [Youth Development]978980.86
Enhance: UltraMontgomery Youth Coding Initiative - Includes Staffing to Administer Expanded Program [Youth Development]500000.50
Add: Add Full-Time Staff to Support Maryland Senior Olympics [Senior Adult Programs]379711.00
Add: Senior Fellow to Implement Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame [Administration/Policy Management]175000.29
Enhance: Contractor to Develop an East County Sports League [Administration/Policy Management]117000.00
Reduce: Temporary Closure of Olney Swim Center for Energy Efficiency Improvements (ESCO) [Aquatics]-104139-0.47
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY17 Personnel Costs8451410.00
Increase Cost: FY18 Compensation Adjustment6122860.00
Increase Cost: FY18 Position Conversions [Recreation Regions and Community Centers]3903926.15
Increase Cost: Annualization of Operating Expenses for Additional FY17 Excel Beyond the Bell Site and Two Dream Academy (Child First) Sites [Youth Development]1571280.00
Shift: UltraMontgomery Youth Coding Initiative from Department of Technology Services [Youth Development]1500000.00
Increase Cost: One Manager II [Administration/Policy Management]1063131.00
Shift: Maker Programming Funds from Finance to Recreation [Administration/Policy Management]1000000.00
Increase Cost: Increase County Funding for Collaboration Council for Excel Beyond the Bell due to Changing Priorities of Governor's Office for Children [Youth Development]1000000.00
Increase Cost: One Manager III [Management Services]937621.00
Increase Cost: Risk Management Adjustment912800.00
Increase Cost: Parks Fee Increases [Countywide Programs]663000.00
Increase Cost: Existing Contractual Services [Aquatics]600000.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment591750.00
Increase Cost: Aquatics Slide Inspections One-Time Expenses [Aquatics]350000.00
Increase Cost: CrossMatch One-Time Purchase of Equipment to Perform Employee Fingerprinting for Background Checks [Management Services]200000.00
Increase Cost: Existing Contracts [Countywide Programs]80000.00
Increase Cost: Funding for Adventist Community Services for Piney Branch Elementary School Pool [Aquatics]50000.00
Increase Cost: Miscellaneous Operating Expenses [Management Services]30000.00
Decrease Cost: Printing and Mail-62310.00
Decrease Cost: Incorporate Teen Leadership/Youth Advisory Committee Components into Other Youth Programs [Youth Development]-200000.00
Decrease Cost: Reduce Senior JCA Contract to Level of Participation [Senior Adult Programs]-450000.00
Decrease Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment-603620.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY17-832270.00
Decrease Cost: Reduction to ActiveNet Transaction Fees to Level of Spending [Management Services]-840380.00
FY18 APPROVED37687311461.67
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
FY17 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION802013.82
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Elder Grant Adjustment [Administration/Policy Management]2362-0.70
FY18 APPROVED825633.12
Program Summary
Program NameFY17 APPR
Expenditures
FY17 APPR
FTEs
FY18 APPR
Expenditures
FY18 APPR
FTEs
Aquatics6175490120.626495347120.15
Countywide Programs555453977.84596435378.84
Recreation Regions and Community Centers573844299.866513651105.01
Senior Adult Programs205392326.20219022227.20
Recreation Outreach Services5061465.925116195.92
Management Services280128320.55293579121.55
Planned Lifecycle Asset Replacement8734830.508772720.50
Fixed Costs40489180.0041401980.00
Administration/Policy Management197303014.33191271114.92
Youth Development456264574.95622871090.70
Total34287899440.7737769874464.79
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY17
Total$
FY17
FTES
FY18
Total$
FY18
FTES
RECREATION
Urban DistrictsSilver Spring Urban District1514790.901501990.90
CIPCapital Fund625010.50647870.50
Total2139801.402149861.40
Future Fiscal Impacts ($000s)
TitleFY18FY19FY20FY21FY22FY23
RECREATION
EXPENDITURES
FY18 Approved37687.00000037687.00000037687.00000037687.00000037687.00000037687.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Approved in FY180.000000353.000000353.000000353.000000353.000000353.000000
New positions in the FY18 budget are generally assumed to be filled at least two months after the fiscal year begins. Therefore, the above amounts reflect the annualization of one position added in FY18 to support Maryland Senior Olympics, the annualization of positions and seasonal staff for two additional Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Elementary School sites (Dream Academy), the annualization of seasonal positions for one additional program day per week at three out of four Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Elementary School sites (Dream Academy), and the annualization of two Manager positions.
Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY180.000000-81.000000-81.000000-81.000000-81.000000-81.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY18 will be eliminated from the base in the out years. This includes one-time operating expenses for staff positions supporting Maryland Senior Olympics, additional Excel Beyond the Bell Elementary School (Dream Academy) sites, two additional Manager positions, one-time operating expenses for aquatics slide inspections, and one-time expenses to purchase CrossMatch equipment to perform employee fingerprinting for background checks.
activeMontgomery Expenses0.00000015.00000031.00000048.00000066.00000066.000000
Reflects an increase in ActiveMontgomery transaction fees over time.
Annualization of Operating Expenses for Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Elementary School Program Expansion0.000000369.000000369.000000369.000000369.000000369.000000
This annualizes operating expenses associated with the implementation of two Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Elementary School sites (Dream Academy) for five days a week: JoAnn Leleck at Broad Acres and Harmony Hills.
Contractual Services Increase Aquatics0.0000001.0000002.0000004.0000005.0000005.000000
Estimated increase based on existing pool cleaning costs as submitted via updated bid process. Current cleaning contract has ended and new contract is required.
Eliminate FY18 Senior Fellow Position to Implement Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame0.000000-18.000000-18.000000-18.000000-18.000000-18.000000
Eliminates FY18 one-time expense for a temporary Senior Fellow position to implement a Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame at the South County Regional Recreation and Aquatic Center.
Increase County Funding of Collaboration Council for Excel Beyond the Bell0.000000171.000000171.000000171.000000171.000000171.000000
Increases County funding for Collaboration Council for Excel Beyond the Bell due to changing priorities of the Governor's Office for Children.
Olney Swim Center Energy Efficiency Renovations0.00000072.000000104.000000104.000000104.000000104.000000
Reflects the impact of the Olney Swim Center renovations planned for May through September 2018 on the out years. Adjustment needed to resume full year operations after the FY18 and FY19 partial year closure of the center.
Labor Contracts0.000000108.000000108.000000108.000000108.000000108.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center (P720918) 0.000000149.000000149.000000149.000000149.000000149.000000
Reflects the planned re-opening of this facility in FY19.
South County Regional Recreation and Aquatic Center (P721701)0.0000000.0000002225.0000002532.0000002995.0000002995.000000
Reflects the phased opening of this facility in FY20 and FY22.
Wheaton Library and Recreation Center (P361202)0.000000985.000000945.000000945.000000945.000000945.000000
Reflects the planned re-opening of this facility in FY19.
Wheaton Redevelopment0.0000000.000000288.000000288.000000293.000000293.000000
Department of Recreation's move to the Wheaton Redevelopment facility is assumed to be in mid-FY20. Expenses at the Wheaton facility include utilities, maintenance, and parking. Timing of the move to Wheaton Redevelopment has not been finalized.
Subtotal Expenditures37687.00000039811.00000042333.00000042659.00000043146.00000043146.000000
Annualization of Personnel Costs and FTEs
TitleFY18 Approved FY19 Annualized
TitleExpendituresFTEsExpendituresFTEs
Add Full-Time Staff to Support Maryland Senior Olympics300351.00636671.00
Child First - Expand to One More Elementary School593882.071070642.07
One Manager II978171.001369231.00
One Manager III852661.001192711.00
UltraMontgomery Youth Coding Initiative - Includes Staffing to Administer Expanded Program153890.50307790.50
Dream Academy - Add an Additional Site at Four Days per Week and Administrative Infrastructure to Support Expansion of the Program1462925.742917395.74
Add an Additional Program Day Per Week at Highest Need Dream Academy School - Broad Acres - for 1/2 Year147920.86274200.86
Add an Additional Program Day Per Week at Second Highest Need Dream Academy School - Harmony Hills - for 1/2 Year147920.86274200.86
Add a Fifth Program Day per Week at Existing South Lake Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Elementary School Program (Dream Academy) for a Full Year274200.86400480.86
Total49119113.8984433113.89
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