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File #: 19-227    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/23/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action: 5/6/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of Request for an Appropriation in the Amount of $6,309 from the Zoo Special Events Accounts to the Zoo Extra-Help Account to Cover Budget Shortages Related to Unexpected Employee Costs at Applegate Park Zoo REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a request for an appropriation in the amount of $6,309 from the Zoo Special Events accounts to the Zoo Extra-Help account to cover budget shortages related to unexpected employee costs at Applegate Park Zoo RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion authorizing the Finance Officer to make appropriate budget adjustments; appropriating $812 from account 024-1205-334.01-09 (Behind the Scenes Tours), $1,869 from account 024-1205-334.01-22 (President's Week Camp), $3,628 from account 024-1254-334.04-11 (Special Events Revenue) to account 024-1205-541-.03-00 (Extra Help) to cover end of the year staffing budget shortages.
Report Prepared by: Jennifer Arellano, Recreation Supervisor, Parks and Recreation

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SUBJECT: Approval of Request for an Appropriation in the Amount of $6,309 from the Zoo Special Events Accounts to the Zoo Extra-Help Account to Cover Budget Shortages Related to Unexpected Employee Costs at Applegate Park Zoo

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers approving a request for an appropriation in the amount of $6,309 from the Zoo Special Events accounts to the Zoo Extra-Help account to cover budget shortages related to unexpected employee costs at Applegate Park Zoo

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion authorizing the Finance Officer to make appropriate budget adjustments; appropriating $812 from account 024-1205-334.01-09 (Behind the Scenes Tours), $1,869 from account 024-1205-334.01-22 (President's Week Camp), $3,628 from account 024-1254-334.04-11 (Special Events Revenue) to account 024-1205-541-.03-00 (Extra Help) to cover end of the year staffing budget shortages.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to other than recommended by staff (identify specific findings and/or conditions amended to be addressed in the motion); or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for consideration of specific items (specific items to be addressed in the motion); or,
5. Continue to future meeting (date and time to be specified in motion).

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200 and 1105.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2018-19 Adopted Budget.

DISCUSSION
The Applegate Park Zoo is open to the public 7 days a week, 362 days a year. However, it is operated and staffed 365 days of the year with two permanent full-time employees, and 5-10 part-time temporary employees. Due to an extended absence of one of the full-time employees, the position had to be backfilled with additional temporary staff hours to cover the shifts and duties performed by this employee. This cost was not in the Zoo's original operating budget. ...

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