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File #: 28412    Version: 1 Name: Amending the 2012 Clerk's Office Operating Budget by appropriating $450,000 from the Contingent Reserve and allocating funding for election related expenses.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 11/19/2012 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 12/11/2012 Final action: 12/11/2012
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending the 2012 Clerk's Office Operating Budget by appropriating $450,000 from the Contingent Reserve and allocating funding for election related expenses.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
Funds are available in the Contingent Reserve for this $450,000 appropriation for the Clerk's Office.  The current balance of the Contingent Reserve is $1,084,251, which would be reduced to $634,251 by the adoption of this budget amendment.  There is no impact upon the tax levy or State Expenditure Restraint Program eligibility limits.
Title
Amending the 2012 Clerk's Office Operating Budget by appropriating $450,000 from the Contingent Reserve and allocating funding for election related expenses.
Body
PREAMBLE
The City of Madison originally budgeted for four elections in the year 2012.  Two recall elections were later added, bringing the total of 2012 elections to six.  Costs associated with the recall elections amounted to $510,859.  A modest portion of this amount will be absorbed within the Clerk's Office Budget, leaving an estimated $450,000 to be funded by an appropriation from the Contingent Reserve.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council appropriates $450,000 from the Contingent Reserve to the Clerk's Office to support expenses related to recall elections.
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the the Clerk's Office Budget will be amended to increase funding in the following areas:
 
$260,000      Election Official Pay  (Account 54978);
$7,000            Hourly Wages for Election Aides (Account 512000);
$13,000      Delivery Services (Account 54975);
$30,000      Postage (Account 55140);
$50,000      Reproduction Costs (Account 55130);
$90,000      Overtime (Account 51300).
 
$450,000      Total