Denali Borough, Alaska
INTRODUCED BY:  Mayor John C. Gonzales
Section 1.  Classification.
      This is a non-code ordinance.
Section 2. General Provisions.
      The budget lists the authorized revenues and expenditures and the change in cash in balances
for the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 and made a matter of public record.
        FY '03   FY '03   FY '02
     Overnight Accommodation $1,600,000 $1,600,000 $1,700,000
     Severance Tax 70,000 70,000 70,000
Intergovernmental, Federal:
     PILT Act 140,000 140,000 100,000
Intergovernmental, State:
     Safe Communities 30,000 30,000 30,000
     State Revenue Sharing 26,000 26,000 26,000
     Electricity/Telephone Co-op Tax 49,000 49,000 40,000
     Amusement/Game Share 0
     Interest Income 87,000 87,000 87,000
     Miscellaneous Income 200 200 200
     Land Leases 800 800 500
     Penalties and Interest 0 0 0
     REVENUE TOTAL $2,003,000   $2,003,000   $2,053,700
        FY '03   FY '03   FY '02
     Assembly Members Stipend 5400 5400 5400
     Assembly Members Benefits 1,700 1,700 1,700
     Clerk Salary 42,952 42,952 42,000
     Clerk Benefits 36,843 36,843 29,200
     Assembly/Clerk Travel 6,050 6,050 6,050
     Assembly/Clerk Per Diem 3,200 3,200 3,200
     Rent 18,000 18,000 18,000
     Utilities 8,500 8,500 8,500
     Postage 4,000 4,000 4,000
     Dues/Subscriptions/Advertisement 5,000 5,000 5,000
     Elections 5,000 5,000 5,000
     Equipment 5,000 5,000 5,000
     Equipment Maintenance 2,500 2,500 2,500
     Equipment Rental 1,000 1,000 1,000
     Supplies 6,200 6,200 6,000
     Personnel Committee 2,500 2,500 2,500
     Municipal Land Mgmt. 65,000 65,000 75,000
     Committee Training/Travel 2,500 2,500 2,500
     Land Selection/Adjudication/Fees 2,500 2,500 2,500
     Land Status Research 5,000 5,000 2,500
     Technician/Training/Travel 0 0 2,500
     Technician Salary 33,652 33,652 37,500
     Technician Benefits 22,210 22,210 19,000
     Finance Committee 3,000 3,000 3,000
     Assembly Contingency 4,000 4,000 4,000
     Assembly Budgetary Reserve 286,815 338,427 394,371
     Major School Maintenance Reserve Fund 0 0 0
     Capital Improvements Program 39,194 0 0
     ASSEMBLY TOTAL $617,716   $630,134   $687,921
     Mayor Salary 32,500 30,000 30,000
     Meritorious Bonus 0 0 0
     Mayor Benefits 20,265 20,265 18,500
     Administrative Staff Salary 46,410 46,410 48,900
     Administrative Staff Benefits 39,699 39,699 27,700
     Staff Leave Replacement 6,000 6,000 6,000
     ESC Insurance Reimbursement 7,000 7,000 7,000
     Mayor/Staff Travel 7,500 7,500 7,350
     Mayor/Staff Per Diem 5,000 5,000 5,000
     Annual Audit 13,000 13,000 13,000
     Overnight Accommodations Audits 5,000 5,000 4,000
     Bonding & Insurance 11,200 6,900 5,500
     Attorney Fees 20,000 20,000 20,000
     Consultant Fees 6,000 6,000 6,000
     Bank Fees 700 700 700
     State Funding to Committees 26,503 26,503 26,500
     Borough Funding to Fire Depts. 39,740 43,122 37,386
     Cantwell Volunteer Fire Dept. 7,000 7,000 7,000
     Contribution to Railbelt MH 6,900 6,900 6,900
     Contribution to McKinley PCC & FD 2,800 2,800 2,800
     Contribution to Anderson VFD 4,000 0 0
     Contribution to TVVFD 85,000 80,000 75,000
     Community Libraries 8,000 8,000 8,000
     Contingency 5,000 5,000 5,000
     MAYOR TOTAL $405,217   $392,799   $368,236
Denali Borough School District:
     School Funding $0 $0 $0
     Local Community Schools Fund 0 0 0
     Capital Projects Fund 0 0 68,700
     School Operating Fund 1,220,856 1,220,856 1,153,194
     SCHOOL DISTRICT TOTAL $1,220,856   $1,220,856   $1,221,894
Denali Borough PIF $0 $0 $0
Matching Grants:
     Matching Grants $0 $0 $0
     MATCHING GRANT TOTAL $0   $0   $0
Permanent Investment Fund $0 $0 $0
     EXPENSE TOTAL $2,243,789   $2,243,789   $2,278,051
Section 3.  Budget Narrative.
     The following is an amended line item breakdown narrative that more realistically projects FY 2003 expenditures.
1.) OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX (3010)- This amount is bases on revenues at 7% collected
from the Borough's Overnight Accommodation Tax.
2.) SEVERANCE TAX (3020)- The FY '03 figure is based on the projected FY '02 amount.  A similar
year of resources sold is expected.
3.) PILT ACT (3310)- The Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Act money is Federal funding that comes to
the Borough based on Borough population.  This money is paid to municipality "in lieu of taxes"
on Federal land.  Although the Denali Borough does not collect a property tax, it is eligible for
PILT funding.
4.) SAFE COMMUNITIES (3210)- This amount is based on FY '02 funding.
5.) STATE REVENUE SHARING (3200)- This amount is based on the amount the Borough received
during FY '02.
6.) ELECTRICITY/TELEPHONE CO-OP TAX (3320)- This figure is based on what the Borough normally
7.) AMUSEMENT/GAME SHARE (3330)- The FY '03 revenue is based on what was received during
FY '02.
8.) INTEREST INCOME (3110)- This figure is based on projected FY '03 interest earnings.
9.) MISCELLANEOUS INCOME (3100)- This figure is based on projected FY '03 amounts.  Miscellaneous
revenues include copying charges, fax charges, charges of copies of Borough reference books,
10.) LAND LEASES (3410)- This amount is based on what the Borough expects to receive for land leases
to different entities.
1.) ASSEMBLY MEMBERS STIPEND (4010)- This number is based on 9 Assembly members receiving
stipends of $50 per month.
2.) ASSEMBLY MEMBERS BENEFITS (4011)- Elected Officials are eligible to be enrolled in the state
Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
3.) CLERKS SALARY (4020)- This amount reflects a 3% increase for the Borough Clerk.
4.) CLERK BENEFITS (4021)- This amount reflects the PERS employer contribution rate, as well as the
Medicare, Worker's Compensation, and health insurance costs.  This amount includes the
liability of earned sick leave and vacation pay for the year.
5.) ASSEMBLY/CLERK TRAVEL (4025)- This figure is budgeted to allow 4 Assembly members and the
Clerk to attend the annual conferences, as well as attending other training classes.
6.) ASSEMBLY/CLERK PER DIEM (4026)- This amount will allow for per diem for the Clerk and
 Assembly members while attending their respective conferences as well as miscellaneous travel
throughout the year.
7.) RENT (4031)- This amount represents the amount needed for rent for the Borough offices at the
Tri-Valley Community Center.
8.) UTILITIES (4033)- The utility budget item is based on custodial fees of $200 per month, the cost of
phone/fax/modem/internet lines, the monthly Internet connection, and the monthly Home Page
update cost.
9.) POSTAGE (4034)- This budget for postage includes an annual bulk mail permit fee, approximately
four resident mail-outs, as well as daily postage charges.
10.) DUES/SUBSCRIPTIONS/ADVERTISING (4032)- This line includes Alaska Municipal League (AML)
dues, the National Association of Counties dues, monthly posting charges for the Valley
Advocate, Clerk and Mayor's Association dues, conference registration fees, newspaper
subscriptions, and posting the agenda in local papers.
11.) ELECTIONS (4040)- This line allows the funding of two Borough-wide elections in FY '03.
12.) EQUIPMENT (4050)- The line item for equipment will allow the staff to purchase equipment
as needed.
13.) EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE (4051)- The copier maintenance is a large portion of this line item.
14.) EQUIPMENT RENTAL (4055)- This line item is for the rental fee for the electronic postage scale and
rental cost of other equipment as needed.
15.) SUPPLIES (4060)- This figure is based on projected supply spending for FY '03.  A large portion
of the supply cost is incurred by the purchase of paper, pens, envelopes for mailing, etc. This also
includes toner for the printers and the copier.
16.) PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (4065)- This figure represents to funds needed to pay travel expenses
for the Personnel Clerk and committee members.   This also includes possible education for
committee members on personnel issues.
17.) LAND USE PLANNING - The following is a breakdown of the Land Use Planning Committee
FY '03 budget.
Municipal Land Management (4101)- This budget item will be used for the following items:
1.)  Land Surveying: These funds will be used to survey State lands patented to the Borough.
and for equipment,paper, cartridges and educational uses.
Committee Training and Travel (4102)-  These funds are requested to allow for committee training
and travel to APA conferences and other relevant education opportunities.
Land Selection/Adjudication and Fees (4103)-  This budget item is for expenses charges by DNR
to process the Borough's Municipal Entitlement Lands.  Costs are based on advertising,
recording fees, etc.
Land Status Research (4104)-  This budget item is for expenses relating to conduction research by
phone, fax, or modem.  This also includes annual fees to DNR for access to their Land Administration
System (LAS).
Land Technician Training and Travel (4105)-  This budget item eliminated as the Technician training and  
travel cost will be absorbed into the Mayor/Staff travel line item.
Land Technician Salary (4107)-  This amount includes a 3% raise for the Technician.  
Land Technicians Benefits (4108)-  This budget item is for employee benefits such as Aetna Health
Insurance and participation in the PERS Retirement System.
18.) FINANCE COMMITTEE (4110)- This figure will be available for committee member and clerk travel as
well as committee education concerning financial issues.
19.) CONTINGENCY (4900)- Contingency money is used for unforeseen expenditures.  This money can
also be used to cover any over expenditures without having to amend the budget.
20.) ASSEMBLY BUDGETARY RESERVE (4117)- This line item was established by Ordinance 96-01.
The amount of this fund is determined by the 15% of the amount of funds available for budgeting
on January 1, 2002.  This amount is being amended to reflect changes made to other line items.
21.) CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM-  This amount reflects funding for partial replacement of roof,
and replace oil furnace at the Cantwell school, and rewire shop equipment at the Anderson School.
It also includes recoating gym floors at the TriValley and Anderson schools.
1.) MAYOR SALARY (5010)- This amount includes a $25,00 raise.
2.) MERITORIOUS BONUS (5010)-  A bonus was given in FY '01.
3.) MAYOR BENEFITS (5011)- Benefits for the Mayor are based on the Mayor's salary and in the PERS
employer contribution rate, as well as the Medicare, Workers Compensation, and health
insurance costs.
4.) ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF SALARY (5020)- This amount includes 13.50 per hour for the Administrative
Clerk and $12.00 per hour for the Clerk Typist in accordance with the increase in responsibility for both
5.) ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF BENEFITS (5021)- The benefits are based on the salaries of both the
administrative staff and include PERS, Medicare, Worker's Compensation, health insurance
costs, and the liability of vacation and sick leave time.
6.) STAFF LEAVE REPLACEMENT (5030)- This money is available in order to provide in-house and hire
staff replacements while full-time staff uses leave time.
7.) ESC INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT (5031)- The Denali Borough has opted to reimburse the State
for unemployment claims for former employees rather the contributing to unemployment claims
from the program every payroll.  The liability figure will cover the maximum benefits for one
8.) MAYOR/STAFF TRAVEL (5015)- This funding will allow for the Mayor to attend the AML/ACOM
Conferences as well as trips to Juneau to lobby for the Borough issues.  Administrative Staff
travel is also included in this line item.
9.) MAYOR/STAFF PER DIEM (5016)- This amount will allow for per diem for the Mayor and Staff while
attending training and conferences.
10.) ANNUAL AUDIT (5120)- This amount reflects the approximate amount needed to perform the annual
audit of the Denali Borough financial records.  This amount was increased due to landfill
financial assurance debt ratio requirement.
11.) OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS AUDIT (5118)- This amount reflects overnight accommodation
operator audits performed by Kohler, Schmitt, and Hutchison on any specific Merchant.
12.) BONDING & INSURANCE (5122)- The insurance carrier for the Denali Borough is the Alaska
Municipal League/Joint Insurance Association (AML/JIA).
13.) ATTORNEY FEES (5110)- This line item is based on a contract with Hughes, Thorsness, Powell,
Huddleston, & Bauman allowing for a monthly fee of $800, leaving additional funding for any future
14.) CONSULTANT FEES (5130)- This amount will allow for professional services on a quarterly basis from
Kohler, Schmitt and Hutchison, as well as any other consultants that may be needed.
15.) BANK FEES (6010)- These fees include the bank service charge as well as the cost of checks.
16.) STATE FUNDING TO COMMUNITIES (6021)- The State revenue sharing funding will be divided
among the groups evenly as follows:
Panguingue Creek Homeowners $6,625
Tri-Valley Library 6,625
McKinley Community Club 6,625
Community of Cantwell, Inc. 6,625
Total $26,500
17.) BOROUGH FUNDING TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS (5141)- Funding is based on $8 per person provided
Fire service and $10 per person provided EMS service.  There are 1,893 residents in the Borough.
This breaks down as follows:
City of Anderson, EMS/Fire Department $13,338
Tri-Valley Volunteer Fire Department 20,942
McKinley Park Volunteer Fire Department 1,464
Cantwell Volunteer Fire Department   3,996
Total $39,740
18.) CANTWELL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT (5142)- Additional funding to be distributed to the
Cantwell Volunteer fire Department will be $7,000.
19.) CONTRIBUTION TO RAILBELT MENTAL HEALTH (5143)- This figure represents a funding request
made by Railbelt Mental Health for funds to help this group retain their clinic in Healy.  ($6,900)
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT (5144)- Additional funding to be to be funding to be  distributed to
the McKinley Park Volunteer Fire Department.  ($2,800)
21.) ANDERSON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT (5146)- Additional funding to be distributed to
Anderson Volunteer Fire Department will be $4,000.
22.) CONTRIBUTION TO TRI-VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT (5140)- This line is to fund the summer
EMT/Fire Department Program for Healy and surrounding area.  This amendment includes an
increase of $5,000.
23.) CONTRIBUTION TO LIBRARIES (5145)- This line Item is broken down as follows:
Tri-Valley Library $3,500
Anderson Library 2,500
Cantwell Library 2,000
TOTAL $8,000
24.) CONTINGENCY (5900)- Contingency money is to pay for unforeseen expenditures.  This money could
also be used to cover any over expenditures without having to amend the budget.
1.) LOCAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FUND (6051)- This is a line item with no appropriation at the time
the budget was introduced.
2.) CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND (6052)- This line item amount is $0.
3.) SCHOOL OPERATING FUND (6053)- This would fund basic needs of the operation of the Denali
Borough School District.
4.) MAJOR SCHOOL MAINTENANCE RESERVE FUND (6054)- This line item would add $0 to the
established account.
1.) DENALI BOROUGH PERMANENT FUND - This line item would contribute funds to the already
established Denali Borough Permanent Investment Fund.
1.) CAPITAL GRANTS - The FY '03 Capital Matching Grants and funding shares, listed by priority,
are as follows.  Please note that actual Borough costs are zero, except for administrative costs,
which will not be reported in this category.
A.) Healy - Cantwell Baseball backstops and fencing:
local share amount, $2,118, State Funding, $12,000.
B.) Kids Stop renovation:
local share amount, $2,186, State Funding, $12,388.
C.) Panguingue Creek Fire Hall/Community Bld.:
local share amount, $1,677, State Funding, $9,502.
Section 5. Effective Date.
     This ordinance becomes effective upon it's adoption by the Denali Borough Assembly.
FIRST READING: June 9, 2002
PUBLIC HEARING: July 14, 2002
PASSED and APPROVED by the DENALI BOROUGH ASSEMBLY this   14th day of July, 2002
Signature on File
Borough Mayor
ATTEST: Signature on File
Borough Clerk