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					$2,074,421Thus, there is agreement by the Petitioners and the FNSB that consolidation will result in little
or no savings in the operation of the consolidated borough government for the first two or more years.
After the transition, Ms. Slajer, writing on behalf of the Petitioners, projects a very modest savings (slightly
more than one-half of one percent or $579,723 compared to current combined budgets of the two
governments of $108,360,164). Conversely, the FNSB predicts a somewhat less modest increase in the
overall cost of government (1.9% or $2,074,421 compared to combined budgets of $108,323,585). The
following summarizes the differences in the two projections.


                                                 Appendix X


     ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED BOROUGH FOR WHICH THE FNSB
PROJECTS HIGHER COSTS COMPARED TO THE BUDGET IN THE PETITIONERS’ REPLY
                                                    BRIEF
audit costs                                                                                         $30,000
code supplement                                                                                     $20,000
1.1 full-time equivalent (FTE) cemetery records clerk                                               $64,510
service area election costs                                                                         $27,000
0.2 FTE liquor licensing clerk                                                                      $11,729
4.67 FTE Urban Service Area positions (Administrator,                                             $293,280
2/3 secretary, cashier, clerk, typist)
other additional Urban Service Area administrative costs                                            $18,630
0.6 FTE personnel division staff                                                                    $34,851
other additional personnel division expenses                                                         $3,290
1.67 FTE additional law department staff                                                          $150,000
other additional law department expenses                                                            $17,149
1.5 FTE accounting positions in financial services                                                   99,683
department
other additional financial services department expenses                                              $3,087
1 FTE safety and claims administrator                                                               $50,473
claims adjuster contract                                                                            $20,000
industrial hygienist contract                                                                         3,000
insurance and bonding costs                                                                       $168,035
OSHA training                                                                                       $30,000
other risk management expenses                                                                       $4,370
1.5 FTE auditor and cashier positions in treasury                                                   $89,133
division
other treasury division expenses                                            $3,189
4.0 FTE staff in computer services department                             $390,963
0.5 FTE purchasing clerk                                                   $53,565
other purchasing division expenses                                          $2,700
other support services division expenses                                  $116,402
copier lease in building inspections                                        $4,680
1 FTE design and construction division staff                                69,104
0.5 FTE health center maintenance and associated costs                      42,500
trash receptacles                                                           $4,900
road maintenance telephone and fax fees                                     11,000
1 FTE position in solid waste collections for collection                   $53,122
and billing
other solid waste collections division expenses                              9,804
10 FTE EMS staff transferred from City Fire                               $884,139
Department
other costs transferred from City Fire Dept budget                        $102,730
City Community Economic Development Grants                              $1,983,629

Charges to Permanent Fund Capital, Urban Service Area                      $17,500
FICA Admin in Financial Services Accounting                                 $1,500
Contingency                                                                 80,000
0.67 FTE clerical position in direct services department                   $29,540
other direct services department expenses                                   $2,220
0.85 staff for maintenance of Golden Heart Plaza and                       $52,336
Cemeteries
other Golden Heart Plaza and cemeteries expenses                          $115,051
6 FTE and other costs for vehicle maintenance in                          $838,755
transportation department
1st year replacement costs for City’s vehicle fleet                       $971,750
FNSB overstatement of City’s approved budget for                           111,399
police
1 FTE for fire chief                                                      $113,600
adjustment for City fire department budget                                  10,924
                                                                      $7,215,222.00


Petitioners project 1 full time equivalent (FTE) clerical   $57,555
position in the Clerk’s Office not included in FNSB
budget
Petitioners project addition of 1 FTE special assistant in     $98,870
Mayor’s office and reduction in salaries of temporary
employees not included in FNSB budget
Petitioners   project   additional   contractual    attorney   $75,000
services not included in FNSB budget
Petitioners projected higher costs than FNSB in                $7,000
administration of financial services department
FICA administration                                            $1,500
Computer related costs                                         1,670
Clerk’s salary and benefits                                    6,167
Telephone expenses                                             60,000
2. FTE public works positions                                  135,524
public works supplies and training                             7,500
temporary employees in roads maintenance division              94,500
road maintenance commodities                                   $34,352
vehicle leases                                                 $40,000
6 FTE positions in road maintenance division                   $838,755
State parking garage fees                                      $15,000
0.5 FTE solid waste collections and billing clerk              $23,231
Fairbanks Parking Authority                                    $27,500
Urban Service Area special assessment projects                 7,500
Urban Service Area debt service                                $2,000
Sludge Engineering labor pool                                  10,000
Adjustment for EMS staff and costs under Emergency             884,139
Management
Adjustment for other EMS costs under Emergency                 102,230
Management
Adjustment for EMS billing and collections                     500
                                                               $2,530,493.00


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