2012 Archived Budget

2012 Budget Cover for the City of Great Falls Montana


Section Page #


Organizational Chart  1
Mayor and City Commission  2
Policy Making and Adminstrative Officials  3
City Commission Goals and Philosophy  4
City Manager's Transmittal Letter  6
Annual Budget Resolution  8
Budget Development Process  14
Budget Presentation  18
Policy of Reserves and Designations  20
Debt Policy  22
Master Plans  25
Facility Revolving Schedules (FRS)  26
Equipment Revolving Schedule (ERS)  27
Capital Improvement Programs (CIP)  29
Investment Policy  30


Revenue Highlights  41
Revenue by Fund and Type  48
Expense Highlights  51
Expenses by Fund and Type  55
Interfund Tranfers  58
Fund Balance  60
Capital Expenditures  63
Five Year Capital Expenduture Summary  70
Capital Improvement Programs  71
Computation of Legal Debt Margin  75
Long Term Debt Schedule  76

Budget By Fund

Types and Descriptions of Funds  81
All Funds Combined  87
Revenues by Fund Type  89
Expenditures by Fund Type  90
General Fund  91
Special Revenue Funds  101
Debt Service Funds  130
Capital Projects Funds  138
Enterprise Funds  144
Internal Service Funds  159

Budget By Department

Department Functions  171
Adminstration Group
Which includes: Mayor/City Commission, Manager, Clerk, City 7, Human Resources, Animal Shelter Operations, Neighborhood Council Liaison and Miscellaneous Adminstration Funds
Fire Department  183
Fiscal Services
Which includes: Municipal Court, Lighting Districts, Electric Utility, Accounting, Payroll, Analysis/Budget, Utility Customer Service/Billing, Mail, Information Technology, Mapping, Insurance and Safety, Health and Benefits, and Miscellaneous Fiscal Services Adminstered Funds
Housing Authority  211
Legal Department  215
Library  219
Park and Recreation
Which includes: Parks Administration, Visitors Center, Park Trust, Natural Resources, Portage Meadows, Golf Courses, Swim Pools, Recreation, Multisports, Mansfield Events Center
Planning and Community Development
Which includes: Planning Operations, CTEP Projects, Historic Preservation, Federal Block Grants, Federal HOME Grants, Building Permits, Licensing/Certificates, and Parking
Police Department
Which includes: Patrol Services, Investigative Services, Support Services, Animal Control, Administrative Services, and Communication Services
Public Works
Which Includes: Street District, Traffic Division, Water Distribution and Purification, Sewer Collections and Treatment, Storm Drain, Sanitation, Central Garage, Engineering, and Public Works Adminstration

 Employee Summary

 Total Full and Part Time Positions 297 
 Full and Part Time Positions by Department 298
 Ful and Part Time Positions by Fund and Division 300 


 Annual Tax Levy Resolution  303
 Residential Property Tax Computation  307
 Annual Tax Levies  308
 Property Tax Percentage  309
 Statistics  311
 Glossary  319