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Program A: Louisiana Museums

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:201

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The preservation and presentation of Louisiana's rich historical legacy provides Louisiana residents and visitors an understanding of the state's cultural development. The mission of the Louisiana Museums Program is to collect, preserve, and present as an educational resource, objects of art, documents, artifacts, and the like which reflect the history, art and culture of Louisiana. The goal of the program is to use the highest professional standards to collect preserve, and interpret the buildings, artifacts, documents and other items that reveal Louisiana’s history for the education, enlightenment and enjoyment of the people of Louisiana and visitors. Eleven properties are maintained for this purpose. These in New Orleans are: The Cabildo, The Presbytere, The Lower Pontalba Building, Madame John's Legacy, The Old U.S. Mint, Jackson House, The Creole "1850" House and 1000 Charters Street. Other properties in the system are: The Wedell-Williams Aviation Museum in St. Mary Parish, The Arsenal in Baton Rouge, and the Old Courthouse in Natchitoches.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with General Fund and Fees and Self-generated Revenues. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from admissions, rentals and the sale of publications.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$4,150,768

$4,556,955

113

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$4,150,768

$4,556,955

113

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$305,188

$305,188

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 – 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$57,993

$57,993

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$18,531

$18,531

0

 

Unclassified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$144,000

$144,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($162,662)

($162,662)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($59,803)

($59,803)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$1,013

$1,013

0

 

Civil Service Fees

($500,000)

($500,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – One time funding for the Mardi Gras Exhibit

 $68,417

 $68,417

 1

 

Baton Rouge Branch Museum Director

         

$4,023,445

$4,429,632

114

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($127,323)

($127,323)

1

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

 

 

 

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 97.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 91.0% of the total request ($4,867,883) for this program. The 2.8% decrease is primarily due to the elimination of one time funding for the Mardi Gras Exhibit; nonrecurring acquisitions and major repairs; and an attrition adjustment. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$5,000

 

Legal services for representing the State Museum in Civil Service suits

 

 

 

$5,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$3,000

 

Provide for the cost of relocating donated aircraft from various branches of the federal government to the Wedell-Williams Aviation Museum in Patterson

 $300,000

 

Grants for Small Museums Statewide

$50,000

 

LA Association of Museums

     

$353,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$9,120

 

Department of Civil Service - for personnel services

$719

 

Division of Administration - Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) for training services

$2,519

 

Division of Administration - Uniform Payroll System (UPS)

 

 

 

$12,358

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITION AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$12,000

 

Upgrade Building Security System for the newly acquired Natchitoches Parish Old Courthouse Museum

$30,000

 

Replace Air Conditioner Unit at Madame John’s Legacy

$48,000

 

Two Dodge Caravans and one Ford F-150 pickup truck

$50,000

 

Two emergency Backup generators

$4,000

 

Ten two-way radios

 $17,900

 

One new vehicle, computer with software, etc., fax machine, etc. for the Baton Rouge Branch Museum Director

     

$161,900

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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