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ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET PROCESS

The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department (SLMPD) operates under a cooperative policing arrangement between the cities of Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay.  The SLMPD is dependent on these member cities for the majority of its revenue for operating and capital expenses.  The deadline for adopting an operating budget for the following year is September 1st of the current year.  In order to meet this timeline, the process needs to commence well in advance so that the chief of police (manager) along with staff can develop a budget proposal for the SLMPD governing board (Coordinating Committee) to consider and pass along to the member city councils for consideration.

TENTATIVE TIMETABLE

Tentative timetable adopted by the Coordinating Committee for the 2014 budget process.

  • May 21, 2013 (Tuesday) - 5:30 p.m. - COMPLETED
    Quarterly Meeting - Preliminary Budget Considerations

  • June 26, 2013 (Wednesday) - 5:30 p.m. - COMPLETED
    Budget Work Session - Staff Budget Presentation, Discussion and Feedback

  • July 10, 2013 (Wednesday) - 5:30 p.m. - COMPLETED
    Quarterly Meeting - Budget Recommendation/Forward to Member City Councils

  • September 1, 2013 Deadline - COMPLETED AS OF AUGUST 13, 2013
    Member City Councils have until this date to approve the recommended budget

MEETING MATERIALS

Coordinating Committee Meeting - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PowerPoint presentation by Chief Bryan Litsey highlighting some of the preliminary budget considerations for 2014. Please click below to view this presentation.

  PRESENTATION 1 - 2014 Operating Budget - Preliminary Considerations

Coordinating Committee Budget Work Session - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Budget packet prepared for work session by Chief Bryan Litsey.  Also includes some additional documents.  Please click below to view these materials.

  2014 Budget Process - Executive Briefing and Tentative Staff Proposal

  PERA Police and Fire Pension Plan - 2013 Legislative Changes

  SLMPD Organizational Chart - January 2013

Coordinating Committee Meeting - Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Budget packet prepared for meeting by Chief Bryan Litsey.  Please click below to view these materials.

 
2014 Operating Budget - Options and Additional Considerations

  LMC Informational Bulletin - New Sales Tax Exemption for Local Governments

Budget Option 1, included in the documents above, was adopted by the Coordinating Committee at this meeting.  It now goes to the Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay City Councils for funding approval.  This normally takes place during the month of August. 

Budget Adopted at Coordinating Committee Meeting - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

  Recommended 2014 Budget Document

MEMBER CITY COUNCILS APPROVAL PROCESS - JULY & AUGUST 2013

Excelsior City Council Meeting
- Monday, July 29, 2013
Approved (5-0) - Recommended 2014 Operating Budget & Funding Request

Greenwood City Council Meeting - Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Approved (5-0) - Recommended 2014 Operating Budget &  Funding Request

Shorewood City Council Meeting
- Monday, August 12, 2013
Approved (4-0) - Recommended 2014 Operating Budget & Funding Request

Tonka Bay City Council Meeting
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Approved (4-1) - Recommended 2014 Operating Budget & Funding Request

SOUTH LAKE MINNETONKA PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY - 2014 DEBT SERVICE OBLIGATION

Since January 2004, the South Lake Minnetonka Public Safety Facility in Shorewood has served as headquarters for the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department (SLMPD) and the Excelsior Fire District (EFD). This community asset not only enhances the delivery of public safety services, but strengthens the working relationship between the SLMPD and EFD. It also represents what can be accomplished through visionary leadership and a spirit of cooperation.

The Shorewood Economic Development Authority serves as the fiscal manager for the debt service owed on the lease-revenue bonds issued for construction of the facility. The cities served by the SLMPD and the EFD are responsible for this financial obligation until the bonds are satisfied in 2023. Please click below to view the corresponding financial document prepared by the SLMPD for fiscal year 2014.

 
Public Safety Facility - 2014 Financial Obligation