WHAT IT IS: The city of Newton's 2013 budget for the administration department. The budget is up slightly from the 2012 adopted budget of $3.16 million. The 2011 budget was $2.58 million, and the 2010 budget was $3.24 million.
DEPARTMENT STATS: The city's administration department includes the city commission, the city clerk, the city manager's office, the finance department, public information and community advancement, human resources, and information technology. Within the administration budget also are transfers from sales tax receipts to the infrastructure and economic development fund, funding for external agencies and contracts with entities that provide support for the city and citywide operations, such as the Newton Chamber of Commerce and the Newton Recreation Commission.
BUDGET BREAKOUT: Some of the line items in the department's 2013 budget are: - Personal services: $428,051 (the department has the equivalent of 21 full-time and five part-time staff members; 2012 totals were 19 full-time, five part-time). - Contractual services: $679,670 - Commodities and supplies: $56,500 - Vehicle operating: $2,000 - Transfers: $2.03 million
2013 OBJECTIVES: Goals for 2013 include continue development work at the Kansas Logistics Park; continue work on community engagement and following through the ReNewton Comprehensive Plan; and enhance new resident outreach efforts.
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