Saturday, May 2, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
During a regular meeting on April 21, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the FY 2021 budget. The village’s annual budget cycle runs from May 1 through April 30.
The FY 2021 composite budget, which includes the total of all of the village’s separate funds, is $50,668,676. That’s less than a 1 percent increase (roughly $116,000) from the composite budget for FY 2020, village officials said.
The FY 2021 budget for the village’s corporate fund, around three-quarters of which comprises the budgets for the police and fire departments, was $30,480,633. As with the composite budget, the change from the village’s FY 2020 corporate fund budget was roughly flat.
During the April 21 meeting, Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr., said that the FY 2021 budget includes a range of new hires and restructured jobs, including the following:
- Part-time maintenance/minibus driver (new hire)
- Part-time detention center clerk in police department (new hire)
- Records administrator (upgrade form record supervisor to record administrator)
- Revenue manager (promotion of water supervision into revenue manager)
- Permit clerk (creating new position)
- Chief building inspector (a new title changing from an opening as result of retirement)
- Administrative hearing clerk (same situation, retired person and replacement)
The FY 2021 budget also pays for a series of construction projects, including:
- $196,000 to resurface 7th Avenue; $121,000 to resurface Chicago to Rice; and $575,000 to resurface Bataan to Lexington.
- $970,000 worth of alley improvements ($541,000 from the federal government and $427,500 from the village as a matching share of the federal grant). That includes alleys between 19th, 20th, Randolph and Oak; 21st, 20th, Washington and Randolph; and between 21st, 20th, Randolph and Oak.
- The village will fund two major street improvement projects from an increase in the Motor Fuel Tax fund, from $618,585 in FY 2020 to $752,788 in FY 2021. Those projects include improvements to Huron, between 1st and the Des Plaines River; and 19th Ave., from Congress to Harrison St.
- Roughly $600,000 from Community Development Block Grant funding will go to refurbish Warren Street, from 19th to 21st avenues.
The board also passed budget amendments for the FY 2020 budget. According to Lanya Satchell, the village’s finance director, the village typically considers budget amendments around this time of year. The amendments “reflect the village’s actual revenue collections and expenditures, with projections of same for the balance of the fiscal year.”
The amendments showed an increase of $536,129 in increased revenues from building permits, video gaming and property sales.
The amendments also showed a net increase in expenses of $515,214, due to a variety of “notable adjustments,” perhaps most notably an increase of around $435,000 in costs related to funding the E-911 Ike Center, the centralized emergency dispatch and communication system for Maywood and Broadview that opened last year.