Public Works Director Philo Shelton Presents FY2015-FY2016 Budgets

Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton presented his FY2015-FY2016 budgets to County Council Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Airport Manager Peter Soderquist, left, with Public Works Director Philo Shelton. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton presented Council Tuesday evening with his FY2015 proposed budget of $22,614,254 and his projected FY2016 budget of $22,923,067. The Public Works Department’s FY2014 Adopted Budget is $21,924,891.

The Public Works Department encompasses Transit, Fleet/Equipment, Environmental Services, Traffic & Streets, Engineering /Surveying and the Airport.

Shelton explained to Council the significant changes and impacts to his department including:

  • He gained five full time employees who moved over from Capital Improvement Projects to his Engineering and Surveying operating budget;
  • Traffic & Streets eliminated one full time employee – a Senior Office Specialist and 0.73 full time employees;
  • The Airport eliminated 0.58 FTEs casual temps;
  • Transit reduced 1.92 FTEs limited term drivers for Bandelier;
  • Environmental Services consolidated positions and reduced one full time employee; and
  • Through the merger of the Transportation and Traffic Divisions, Traffic & Streets eliminated 17 pieces of equipment.

 

Deputy County Administrator Brian Bosshardt, center, with Public Works Director Philo Shelton. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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