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Posted: 12/07/2016
 

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LEGAL NOTICE


 


SNOHOMISH COUNTY COUNCIL


 


SNOHOMISH COUNTY,WASHINGTON


 


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT


 


 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on November 14, 2016, the Snohomish County Council enacted Amended Ordinance No. 16-097, adopting the 2017 Annual Budget and making


appropriations for the operation of county agencies and departments and capital improvements for the period beginning January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017.


 


AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 16-097


 


BE IT ORDAINED:


 


 Section 1. Appropriations. Having considered theCountyExecutive’s proposed 2017 budget, including the Executive’s proposals regarding property tax revenues, the County Council


hereby adopts the budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2017, at the program levels set forth in Attachment 1, a computerized compilation of


budget detail attached hereto and incorporated as if fully stated herein. In case of conflict, the figures in Attachment 2 shall control over Attachment 1, and Attachments 1 and 2 shall


control over the summary table in section 4.


 


 Section 2. Fire Districts. Pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 49, § 23, Laws ofWashington1982, 1st ex. sess., funding for the fire districts withinSnohomishCountyhas been


fully considered during the budget process. While such districts provide an important service to the residents ofSnohomishCounty, they are independent taxing entities; therefore this


budget does not provide funds for their use.


 


 Section 3. Non-represented Employees.


 


 (a) The base 2017 compensation levels (salaries and wages) of non-represented regular employees (except the elected officials identified in SCC 2.105.010, employees covered by


the Sheriff’s office exempt employees compensation plan established by SCC 3.69.050 and District and Superior Court Judges and Commissioners) that are set by section 1 of this


ordinance include a cost of living adjustment (COLA) to final year 2016 salaries and wages. This COLA granted to non-represented county employees is the same as that granted to


AFSCME union employees in their collective bargaining agreements covering the year 2017 which is an increase of 2.5% effective January 1, 2017.


 


 (b) For active non-represented temporary employees who perform duties that are equivalent to those performed by regular employees and who receive a rate of compensation for


such work that is equal to the rate paid for that work done by regular employees, the compensation levels set by section 1 of this ordinance include a cost of living adjustment (COLA)


which shall be determined and paid in a manner equivalent to that set forth in subsection (a) of this section for regular employees.


 


 Section 4. Summary Table. The 2017 budget is organized by funds and departments in the following amounts:


 


Fund Fund Name Dept Dept Name Revenue Expense FTE


 


002 General Fund 01 Executive $ 156,490 $ 2,752,067 13.600


 


002 General Fund 02 Legislative $ - $ 4,075,853 24.000


 


002 General Fund 04 Human Services $ - $ 3,602,180 19.500


 


002 General Fund 05 Planning $ 738,516 $ 3,989,095 27.000


 


002 General Fund 07 Office of Hearings Administration $ 489,263 $ 942,985 4.750


 


002 General Fund 09 Parks and Recreation $ 7,473,747 $ 10,811,059 49.750


 


002 General Fund 10 Assessor $ 301,098 $ 7,881,937 62.000


 


002 General Fund 11 Auditor $ 7,465,699 $ 7,447,496 41.000


 


002 General Fund 12 Finance $ 562,573 $ 4,322,681 32.500


 


002 General Fund 13 Human Resources $ 127,790 $ 2,597,398 19.248


 


002 General Fund 16 Non-departmental $ 171,028,054 $12,115,031 1.000


 


002 General Fund 22 Treasurer $ 8,286,698 $ 3,646,437 30.000


 


002 General Fund 24 District Court $ 7,565,468 $ 10,179,561 79.500


 


002 General Fund 30 Sheriff $ 17,205,193 $ 55,757,141 348.000


 


002 General Fund 31 Prosecuting Attorney $ 572,089 $ 16,637,350 122.500


 


002 General Fund 32 Office of Public Defense $ 655,755 $ 9,689,230 8.000


 


002 General Fund 33 Medical Examiner $ 142,230 $ 2,787,108 16.300


 


002 General Fund 36SuperiorCourt $ 1,400,024 $ 21,945,156 163.900


 


002 General Fund 37 Clerk $ 3,425,086 $ 7,543,359 74.850


 


002 General Fund 38 Sheriff’s Corrections Bureau $ 10,887,950 $ 48,956,033 357.250


 


002 General Fund 39 Emergency Management $ 444,555 $ 1,249,122 6.250


 


100 Special Revenue 01 Executive $ 173,327 $ 173,652 0.400


 


100 Special Revenue 05 Planning $ 50,000 $ 50,000 0.000


 


100 Special Revenue 09 Parks and Recreation $ 2,553,450 $ 2,553,125 0.850


 


100 Special Revenue 11 Auditor $ 3,500 $ 3,500 0.000


 


100 Special Revenue 16 Non-departmental $ 1,494,500 $ 1,494,500 0.000


 


100 Special Revenue 30 Sheriff $ 225,000 $ 225,000 0.000


 


100 Special Revenue 31 Prosecuting Attorney $ 107,195 $ 107,195 1.000


 


100 Special Revenue 36SuperiorCourt $ 166,900 $ 166,900 0.000


 


102 County Road 06 Public Works $ 119,486,617 $ 119,486,617 389.000


 


108 Corrections Commissary 38 Sheriff’s Corrections Bureau $ 1,155,001 $ 1,155,001 3.250


 


116 Convention & Performing Arts 09 Parks and Recreation $ 3,917,731 $ 3,917,731 1.650


 


118 Crime Victims / Witness 31 Prosecuting Attorney $ 443,203 $ 443,203 4.000


 


124 Human Services 04 Human Services $ 58,775,888 $ 51,565,502 201.300


 


124 Human Services 20 Pass-Through Grants $ 47,318,415 $ 47,318,415 0.000


 


124 Human Services 24 District Court $ - $ 144,422 1.500


 


124 Human Services 30 Sheriff $ - $ 31,204 0.000


 


124 Human Services 31 Prosecuting Attorney $ - $ 1,124,541 5.000


 


124 Human Services 32 Office of Public Defense $ - $ 769,979 0.000


 


124 Human Services 36 Superior Court $ - $ 3,095,738 10.000


 


124 Human Services 37 Clerk $ - $ 254,320 0.000


 


124 Human Services 38 Sheriff’s Corrections Bureau $ - $ 1,790,182 11.500


 


130 Grant Control 16 Non-departmental $ 2,073,404 $ 2,073,404 0.000


 


130 Grant Control 18 Facilities Management $ 150,000 $ 150,000 0.000


 


130 Grant Control 21 Airport $ 31,214 $ 31,214 0.000


 


130 Grant Control 30 Sheriff $ 2,949,000 $ 2,949,000 5.750


 


130 Grant Control 31 Prosecuting Attorney $ 4,416,682 $ 4,416,682 35.000


 


130 Grant Control 36 Superior Court $ 2,892,819 $ 2,892,819 24.380


 


130 Grant Control 39 Emergency Management $ 2,571,117 $ 2,571,117 8.250


 


141 Sheriff-Search & Resc Helicopt 30 Sheriff $ 80,000 $ 80,000 0.000


 


142 Sheriff Drug Buy Fund 30 Sheriff $ 876,117 $ 876,117 0.000


 


143 Arson Investigation & Equip 05 Planning $ 3,771 $ 3,771 0.000


 


144 Tax Refund Fund 22 Treasurer $ 5,000 $ 5,000 0.000


 


156 Emerg Svcs Communication Sys 01 Executive $ - $ 486,463 4.000


 


156 Emerg Svcs Communication Sys 16 Non-departmental $ 9,630,780 $ 9,144,317 0.000


 


180 Evergreen Fairground Cum Reserve 09 Parks and Recreation $ 1,764,404 $ 1,764,404 0.000


 


185 Conservation Futures Tax Fund 09 Parks and Recreation $ 6,438,981 $ 6,438,981 6.500


 


186 Auditor’s O & M 11 Auditor $ 1,128,232 $ 1,128,232 2.000


 


189 Elections Equip Cumulative Res 11 Auditor $ 303,220 $ 303,220 0.000


 


190 Sno Cty Tomorrow Cum Res 05 Planning $ 142,143 $ 142,143 1.000


 


191 Real Estate Excise Tax Fund 16 Non-departmental $ 19,958,746 $ 19,958,746 0.000


 


192 Transportation Mitigation 06 Public Works $ 4,486,000 $ 4,486,000 0.000


 


193 Community Development 05 Planning $ 18,139,784 $ 18,139,784 115.500


 


194 Boating Safety 30 Sheriff $ 112,000 $ 112,000 0.000


 


195 Antiprofiteering Revolving 31 Prosecuting Attorney $ 79,245 $ 79,245 0.000


 


196 Parks Mitigation 09 Parks and Recreation $ 1,884,296 $ 1,884,296 0.000


 


197 Fair Sponsorships & Donations 09 Parks and Recreation $ 439,920 $ 439,920 1.300


 


199 Snohomish Cty Arts Commission 01 Executive $ 200,000 $ 200,000 0.000


 


215 Limited Tax Debt Service 17 Debt Service $ 26,106,285 $ 26,106,285 0.000


 


218 Road Improvement Dist. 24A 17 Debt Service $ 150,000 $ 150,000 0.000


 


300 Capital Projects Fund 16 Non-departmental $ 230,000 $ 230,000 0.000


 


300 Capital Projects Fund 18 Facilities Management $ 15,276,934 $ 15,276,934 1.000


 


309 Parks Construction Fund 09 Parks and Recreation $ 11,737,424 $ 11,737,424 11.950


 


311 Facility Construction 18 Facilities Management $ 3,155,167 $ 3,155,167 1.000


 


315 Data Processing Capital 14 Dept of Information Technology $ 1,537,864 $ 1,537,864 1.000


 


402 Solid Waste Management 06 Public Works $ 64,240,969 $ 64,240,969 134.000


 


410 Airport Operation & Maint 21 Airport $ 37,729,633 $ 37,729,633 59.000


 


415 Surface Water Management 06 Public Works $ 39,123,395 $ 39,123,395 94.000


 


502 Equipment Rental & Revolving 18 Facilities Management $ 27,241,453 $ 27,241,453 49.000


 


505 Information Services 14 Dept of Information Technology $ 19,051,730 $ 19,051,730 86.000


 


506 Snohomish Cty Insurance 02 Legislative $ - $ 47,098 0.625


 


506 Snohomish Cty Insurance 12 Finance $ 13,757,775 $ 10,720,905 8.450


 


506 Snohomish Cty Insurance 13 Human Resources $ - $ 56,879 0.500


 


506 Snohomish Cty Insurance 31 Prosecuting Attorney $ - $ 2,932,893 18.000


 


507 Pits and Quarries 06 Public Works $ 103,000 $ 103,000 0.000


 


508 Employee Benefit 12 Finance $ 55,205,074 $ 54,917,330 3.050


 


508 Employee Benefit 13 Human Resources $ 204 $ 287,948 2.752


 


511 Facility Services Fund 18 Facilities Management $ 14,270,623 $ 14,270,623 43.000


 


512 Training & Development 13 Human Resources $ 416,883 $ 416,883 2.000


 


512 Training & Development 16 Non-departmental $ 453,918 $ 453,918 3.000


 


513 Security Services Fund 30 Sheriff $ 2,270,001 $ 2,270,001 11.000


 


 Totals $ 887,614,212 $ 887,614,212 2,863.355


 


 Section 5. FTE Table. Pursuant to the Personnel Cost Policy established by Motion No. 07-691 and Section 6 of this ordinance, the number of FTEs is limited by department


for the year 2017 as set out in the following table:


 


Dept Dept Name FTE


 


01 Executive 18.000


 


02 Legislative 24.625


 


04 Human Services 220.800


 


05 Planning 143.500


 


06 Public Works 617.000


 


07 Office of Hearings Administration 4.750


 


09 Parks And Recreation 72.000


 


10 Assessor 62.000


 


11 Auditor 43.000


 


12 Finance 44.000


 


13 Human Resources 24.500


 


14 Department of Information Technology 87.000


 


16 Nondepartmental 4.000


 


Dept Deptartment Name FTE


 


18 Facilities Management 94.000


 


21 Airport 59.000


 


22 Treasurer 30.000


 


24 District Court 81.000


 


30 Sheriff 364.750


 


31 Prosecuting Attorney 185.500


 


32 Office of Public Defense 8.000


 


33 Medical Examiner 16.300


 


36 Superior Court 198.280


 


37 Clerk 74.850


 


38 Sheriff’s Corrections Bureau 372.000


 


39 Dept Emergency Management 14.500


 


 Total 2,863.355


 


 Section 6. FTE Limitations. The FTE figures contained in Section 5 constitute the maximum number of FTEs for which funds are appropriated by this ordinance. Unless


otherwise specified in this ordinance, department heads may transfer FTEs between divisions (or programs) within their departments, but FTEs cannot be transferred between


departments or funds unless authorized by the County Council. Council action to authorize such transfers is an administrative act and may be taken by motion. As used in this


ordinance, the term “FTE” has the meaning set forth in SCC 4.26.010.


 


 Section 7. Additional FTEs. Notwithstanding the limitations contained in Sections 5 and 6, the Council may authorize one or more increases in the maximum number of


FTEs for a specific department or fund, up to an aggregate of 25 additional FTEs for the County for 2017, upon finding that (a) the increase is in the best interests of the County


and (b) necessary funds have been appropriated. Council action to increase the maximum number of FTEs is an administrative act and may be taken by motion.


 


 Section 8. Project Positions. The number of FTEs for which appropriations are made by this ordinance as shown in Section 5 includes the 8.05 “project” positions listed


below. Expenditures of appropriations for these positions may only be made through the indicated end dates. These positions shall not be considered permanent positions


notwithstanding their inclusion in Section 5 of this ordinance.


 


Dept Department Position Title Wage Scale FTE End Date


 


05 Planning PROCESS IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR 114 1.000 31-Dec-17


 


09 Parks and Recreation PARK RANGER 234 1.000 31-Dec-18


 


14 Department of Information Technology BUSINESS APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER 4 - DIS 775 1.000 30-May-18


 


14 Department of Information Technology RECORDS SUPPORT IMAGING TECHNICIAN 303 1.000 31-Dec-17


 


18 Facilities Management PAINTER - TEAMSTER 236 1.000 31-Dec-17


 


18 Facilities Management SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER 112 1.000 31-Dec-18


 


21 Airport RECORD SERVICE TECHNICIAN 306 1.000 31-Dec-17


 


22 Treasurer TREASURY TAX SPECIALIST 312 1.000 31-Dec-17


 


30 Sheriff SHERIFF PROGRAM COORDINATOR 239 0.750 30-Jun-17


 


33 Medical Examiner MEDICAL INVESTIGATOR II 240 0.300 31-Dec-17


 


 Total 9.050


 


 Section 9. Budget notes and conditions.


 


 (A) Budget Notes. The 2017 budget is adopted with the following statements of County Council intent and requests for information or agency action:


 


(1) Sheriff’s Office Helicopter Program. Over the last three years, the General Fund has provided support to the Sheriff’s Office helicopter program. The Council requests


that Executive, Council and Sheriff staffs work together to evaluate potential future funding sources and costs for the program. The evaluation should include a cost-benefit


analysis of various funding options (e.g., contracting, leasing or owning).


 


(2) General Fund Subsidy of Grant Positions. In the initial phase of a grant, FTEs are usually fully supported by the grant revenue. Over time, the revenue may not increase


at the same rate as salaries and benefits, and the department or elected office asks that the General Fund subsidize the difference. In order to assist with FY2018 budget


decisions, the Council requests the Department of Finance to review grant-funded FTEs, including funding history and current General Fund subsidy. This review should


be completed by April 30, 2017.


 


(3) Impact of District Court Calendaring on Indigent Defense Costs. Per the caseload standards, the current number of District Court misdemeanor cases with indigent


defendants requires six public defense attorneys. However, per the contract with the Public Defenders Association, the minimum number of public defense attorneys used


is ten due to “logistics” (e.g., the four locations and the number of calendars). The Council requests that the Executive, Council, Prosecutor, Office of Public Defense and


District Court staffs work together to evaluate whether there exist opportunities for reducing the number of calendars and reduce costs.


 


(4) Reclassification/Salary Adjustment Reports: A budget note was included in the 2010 Council-Adopted Budget (Amended Ordinance No. 09-113) requesting the


Department of Human Resources to submit monthly reports to the Council that identify all position reclassifications and salary adjustments requested or presented for


implementation during the previous month. For 2017, the Council requests a monthly report that identifies all position reclassifications and salary adjustments approved


during the previous month. For positions that are filled at the time of reclassification or salary adjustment, the report will include the monthly fiscal impact of the adjustment.


A year-to-date total cost for all reported fiscal impacts will be included with each monthly report.


 


(5) Public Disclosure. In 2016, the Council approved a Public Records Officer position to provide centralized oversight and guidance to personnel that fulfill public records


requests for the County. The County Council requests the Executive work with County Elected Officials to perform a countywide review of the processes and systems used to


respond to public records requests, develop a plan for consistent processes and systems across all departments, and make recommendations to enhance customer service,


eliminate redundancies, and reduce potential liabilities. Council requests that the proposed plan be presented to Council by August 31, 2017.


 


(6) Hearing Examiner Contract Services. The Council requests that the Office of Hearings Administration develop, evaluate, and propose options for providing contract


services to other jurisdictions. The Council requests that the proposal be presented to the Council by July 1, 2017. The proposal should address budget impacts including


new revenues, impacts to workload, and legal and other considerations.


 


(7) Elimination of Unfunded FTEs. The 2017 budget includes approximately 24 unfunded FTEs as well as 23 positions that have been vacant over two years. This situation


may impact central service allocations and impede the county’s position control function. The Council requests that the Executive evaluate the budgetary impact of leaving


FTEs unfunded and/or vacant, and, if appropriate, develop a proposal for addressing this situation for the 2018 budget. The Council requests that a report, addressing the


impact to the distribution of FTE-based central service rate allocations among different funds as well as other considerations, be presented to the council by August 1, 2017.


 


(8)SeniorCenters, Prescription Drugs and Opioids. The County Council requests that, as part of the appropriation to senior centers, theCountyExecutivewill make


provisions to ensure that opioid education is provided at senior centers receiving County funds. The opioid education should include the proper use, handling, and disposal


of prescription medication with a specific emphasis on opioids.


 


(9) Senior Centers. There is a meaningful number of senior centers inSnohomishCounty, in incorporated and unincorporated areas, with limited county funding sources.


Council requests that the Executive’s Office convene an Ad Hoc Committee by March 31, 2017 to address funding issues, distribution of scare resources, and options for


savings. The Ad Hoc Committee will include three representatives from senior centers. Representatives will reflect the diversity of senior centers throughout the county and


will be subject to the County Council’s approval by motion. A report to the Council shall be submitted by May 31, 2017.


 


(10) Snohomish County Temporary Shelter (SCTS) Program. The County Council requests that theCountyExecutivedirect staff to prepare a report identifying alternatives


thatSnohomishCountycan consider to implement a Snohomish County Temporary Shelter (SCTS) program to provide effective short-term housing alternatives for


individuals experiencing homelessness inSnohomishCounty. The report should include, but not necessarily be limited to, evaluating the need for such a program in


SnohomishCounty, identifying programs used in other jurisdictions and evaluating their suitability to serve the need inSnohomishCounty, the approximate costs and


funding sources to implement such a program, and an evaluation of the metrics that could be used to ascertain the program’s success. The report is due to Council by May


31, 2017.


 


(11) Work Release. The County Council requests that the Sheriff’s Office identify options to reestablish a work release program and to present those alternatives to the


County Council by May 31, 2017.


 


(12) Impact fee stabilization. In 2016, one school district proposed an increase in impact fees of over $20,000 per new house, leading to concerns about unforeseen negative


impacts on future residents, owners of developable land, and residential developers. In response, the council requests that the department of planning and development


services develop, evaluate, and propose amendments to Snohomish County Code that would reduce the variability of school impact fee charges from one year to the next.


The mechanism for this limit should be similar to and modeled on the impact fee reduction factor that is currently adopted by the county in chapter 30.66C SCC. The council


requests that the proposal be presented to the council by August 31, 2017.


 


(13) Capital Projects Fund.SnohomishCountyhas created a number of funds related to financing capital projects; the purposes of these funds appear to be redundant. The


Council requests the Executive, Finance, Facilities and DoIT to review cumulative reserve funds established for financing capital projects and make recommendations for


elimination or consolidation of such funds. Recommendations shall also include potential financing mechanisms for capital projects and improvements, including but not


limited to, proceeds from bond principal and interest payments in the year succeeding the full amortization and extinguishment of debt obligations.


 


(B) Budget Conditions. Pursuant to Section 6.50 of the Snohomish County Charter, the 2017 budget is subject to the following conditions, restrictions, and limitations:


 


(1) Economic Development and Executive Office Outbound Trade Mission Travel: The appropriation for Outbound Trade Mission travel included in Fund 990 Non-


Departmental is expressly conditioned upon (1) submission of an annual travel plan for 2017 by February 15, 2017, (2) submission of reports to the Council by the Executive’s


Office following each trade mission, and (3) a presentation on the report to the Council’s Finance and Economic Development Committee.


 


(2) STEP Initiative. The STEP program began in 2016. The 2017 adopted budget includes $453,918 of funding for the STEP initiative. The budget provides for 1.0 FTE


position Chief Transformation Officer, 2 Business Analyst positions, and operating expenses. The 2 analyst positions shall not be hired until job descriptions and scope


of work have been shared with Council. Prior to submittal of the Executive’s 2018 budget to Council a report shall be provided to Council describing the STEP program’s


accomplishments, work plan, and performance metrics for the second half of 2017, and the work program for the entire year of 2018.


 


Where to Get Copies of the Amended Ordinance: Copies of the full Ordinance are available in the office of the County Council. They may be obtained by calling (425) 388-3494,


1-(800) 562-4367 x3494, TDD (425) 388-3700 or E-mail to contact.council@snoco.org. Copies may be picked up at the Council office at3000 Rockefeller Avenue,Everett,WAor


will be mailed upon request.


 


Website Access: The ordinance can also be accessed through the County Council’s website at: http://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/2134/Council-Hearings-Calendar.


 


Dated this 1st day of December, 2016.


 


 /s/ Debbie Eco, CMC


 


 Clerk of the Council


 


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Published: December 7, 2016.


 


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