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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
STATE OF OHIO
CONTROLLING BOARD
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
FUND/APPROPRIATION REQUEST Controlling Board No.
DNR0101444
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  2/26/2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

Agency
Natural Resources


Division/Institution
Engineering

Authorization Requested Pursuant
to Revised Code Section 131.35
Increase Appropriation Authority
Create a New Fund
Establish Appropriation Authority
Fiscal Year(s)
2018
Bill No.
HB 49

FUNDING INFORMATION
Fund
Group
Fund
Code
Appropriation
Line Item
Fund/Appropriation
Line Item Name
FYCurrent Appropriation AmountAmount of Increase or New Fund Total
Appropriation Amount
DPF 2270 725406 PARKS PROJECTS PERSONNEL 2018
2019
$850,000.00
$0.00
$223,153.00
$0.00
$1,073,153.00
$0.00

SIGNATURES
     
James Zehringer 02/26/2018
   
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
   
01/25/2018 Christine Morrison
   
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
   
AGENCY CONTACT
Name:  Brad Bales Title:  Legislative Liaison
Phone:  (614) 265 - 6891 Fax:  (614) 261 - 9601 E-Mail:  brad.bales@dnr.state.oh.us
REQUIRED EXPLANATION OF REQUEST
  The Department of Natural Resources respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to increase appropriation authority in the amount of $223,153 in Fund 2270, ALI 725406 (Park Projects Personnel) in FY18, to pay for payroll expenses for the administration of specific capital improvement projects and activities.  
  In the recent capital bienniums, the legislature has made significant investments in the Parks and Recreation Improvement fund. In FY15-16 the legislature appropriated more than $190,000,000 and in FY17-18 fund 7035 appropriations were more than $270,000,000. There are currently in excess of 50 projects in design and/or construction with 15 project managers allocating their time to the oversight of these capital projects.

The Parks Capital Expenses Fund 2270 is utilized for payroll expenses of staff involved in the design, planning, engineering, construction permitting, environmental permitting and construction of capital improvement projects funded by the Parks and Recreation Improvement Fund (Fund 7035), as authorized in section 273.40 of S.B. 260. Staff expenses are budgeted within the fund. The Department of Natural Resources pays for these expenses from Fund 2270 and is reimbursed from Fund 7035 using an intrastate voucher.

The increase in this appropriation is necessary to support these staffing costs which increased from the original operating requests as the result of both the increased number of Capital Projects currently identified and in process within Fund 7035.
 
  Related Requests:
DNR0100999, approved 7/20/15
DNR0101253, approved 3/13/17
DNR0101340, approved 5/22/17
 
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: DNR0101444
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Legislation SB 260 as Pertains to 2270 Appropriation
Other Project List FY15-FY18

Fund/Appropriation Request 
Required Information
Controlling Board Request No.: DNR0101444
1. Identify the source of additional revenue (e.g., increase in fee, increase in state or federal grants, etc.).
  Revenue is from the Parks and Recreation Improvement capital fund 7035.
   
2. If applicable, explain why creating and/or increasing a new fund and/or line item is more appropriate than depositing the revenue into an existing fund and increasing the appropriation authority of an existing line item.
  It is appropriate since revenue has been received by fund 2270. This request is a result of staff increases incurred as a result of additional capital appropriations.
   
3.
Time line: Has the revenue been received? Yes
 
Provide the receipt date of the revenue. 7/20/2015
4. For federal funds only, provide the following information:
 
a. Grant identification number from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: n/a
b. Amount of state matching funds required: 0
c. Source (appropriation line item) of that match: n/a
d. Statutory or executive authority for participation in the program:
n/a
  Include a brief summary of the text or a copy of the reference.  
  n/a
   
5. How will the additional appropriation and/or cash be used?
  Payroll expenses for existing staff working on capital projects.
   
  Provide the following information below relative to this budgetary adjustment. NOTE: If a new fund and new appropriation authority are being requested, the "Current" and "Requested" columns are not required.
 
Account Category Account Category Description Current Appropriation Authority Requested Increase in Appropriation Total Appropriation Authority
500   Personal Services - Payroll   $850,000.00   $223,153.00   $1,073,153.00
510   Purchases Personal Services and Others   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
520   Supplies and Maintenance   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
530   Equipment   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
550   Subsidies and Shared Revenue   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
570   Capital Items   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
590   Judgements, Settlements and Bonds   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
Other   Other   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
Total: $850,000.00 $223,153.00 $1,073,153.00
   
6. For each additional amount shown in the table, provide a short description of what the dollars will be used to accomplish. For example, if increasing a subsidy account category, provide detail on the added recipients or the allocation formula for distribution of moneys. For Account Category 500, respond to specific questions in number 9 below.
 
Account Category Short Description
500 Payroll expenses
510
520
530
550
570
590
Other
   
7. Will this transfer be used to maintain current service levels, expand an existing program or activity, or begin a new program? Explain.
  Maintain current service levels, since current staff charge payroll directly to work on capital projects.
   
8. Based upon the response to number 7, explain how these services or programs would have been funded if this
additional funding were not available.
  If this request is not approved, staff would be unable to work on capital projects.
   
9. Account Category 500-Personal Services:
 
a. Explain why changes are being requested in the personal services account category 500.
This is to continue to pay for payroll expenses incurred on working on capital projects.
b. How many existing staff are being affected by this transfer? 19
What appropriation line item are they currently being paid?  725406
c. How would these existing staff have been affected if these additional funds were not available?
19 ODNR employees are paid in part or in full by this ALI
d. Will new staff be hired as a result of the additional funds?  No
   
10.  List any other transfers involving these appropriation line items and/or cash approved by the Controlling Board in the current biennium, including the date and requested amount of the adjustment(s).
 
ALITransfer DateTransfer AmountCBR Number