2014 Annual Adopted Budget

City of Great Falls Montana
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Organizational Chart 1
Policy Making and Adminstration Officials 2
City Commission Goals and Philosophy 4
City Manager's Transmittal Letter 6
Annual Budget Resolution 9
Budget Development Process 16
Budget Presentation 20
Policy for Reserves, Designations & Balance Budget 22
Debt Policy 24
Master Plans 27
Facility Revolving Schedule 28
Equipment Revolving Schedules 29
Capital Improvement Programs 31
Investment Policy 32


Revenue Highlights 43
Revenues by Fund Type 50
Expense Highlights 51
Expenses by Fund Type 55
Interfund Transfers 56
Fund Balance 57
Capital Expenditures 60
Five Year Capital Expenditures Summary 63
Capital Improvement Programs 68
Legal Debt Margin 72
Long Term Debt Schedule 73

Budget by Fund

Types and Descriptions of Funds 77
All Funds Combined 83
Revenues by Fund Type 85
Expenditures by Fund Type 86
General Fund 87
Special Revenue Funds 96
Debt Service Funds 122
Capital Project Funds 129
Enterprise Funds 134
Internal Services Funds 149

Budget by Department

Department Functions 161
Administration Group
Which Includes: Mayor/City Commission, Manager, Clerk, City 7, Human Resources, Insurance and Safety, Health and Benefits, Animal Shelter Operations, Neighborhood Council Liaison and Miscellaneous Administration Funds.
Fire Department 176
Fiscal Services
Which Includes: Municipal Court, Lighting Districts, Electric Utility, Accounting, Payroll, Utility Customer Service/Billing, Mail, Information Technology, Mapping, and Miscellaneous Fiscal Service Administered Funds.
Housing Authority 200
Legal Department 204
Library 208
Park and Recreation
Which Includes: Parks Administration, Visitors Center, Park Trust, Natural Resources, Portage Meadows, Golf Courses, Swim Pools, Recreation, Multisports and 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 Bureau, Investigative Services Bureau, Support Services Bureau, Animal Control, Police Administrative Services Bureau, and Communications Services Bureau.
Public Works Department
Which Includes: Street District, Traffic Division, Water Distribution and Purification, Sewer Collection and Treatment, Storm Drain, Sanitation, Central Garage, Engineering, and Public Works Administration.

Employee Summary

Full Time Positions 279
Full and Part Time Positions by Department 281
Full and Part Time Positions by Fund and Division 282


Annual Tax Levy Resolution 285
Residential Property Tax Computation 289
Annual Tax Levies 290
Property Tax Percentage 291
Statistics 293
Glossary 301