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Program A: Parks and Recreation

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:201; 36:1681

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program serves Louisiana by preserving and interpreting natural areas of unique or exceptional scenic value; by planning, developing, and operating sites that provide outdoor recreation opportunities in natural settings; preserving and interpreting historical and scientific sites of statewide importance; and administering inter-governmental programs related to outdoor recreation and trails. This program’s goal is to increase and improve opportunities for all Louisianians and visitors to enjoy and better appreciate the state’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources. The three activities in this program are Administration, Field Operations/Regional Offices, and Outdoor Recreation.

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, Fees and Self-generated Revenues and Federal Funds. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from admissions to Bayou Segnette Wave Pool and funds collected at the gift shops at various state parks and commemorative areas. The Federal Funds are from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and provide funding for the Division of Outdoor Recreation.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

$14,053,980

$14,954,478

313

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$14,053,980

$14,954,478

313

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$185,590

$185,590

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 – 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$106,835

$106,835

0

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$787,119

$791,119

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($1,790,686)

($1,794,686)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$737,555

$737,555

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($156,913)

($156,913)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$1,579

$1,579

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$304,673

$304,673

0

 

Other Annualizations – Implementation of Governor’s 4 Year Plan – Tickfaw, Lake Claiborne, Cypremort Point, Winter Quarters, Plaquemine Locks, etc.

($202,000)

($202,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – One time additional funding for Kent Plantation House in Alexandria

($75,000)

($75,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – One time funding for the Ouachita Parish Police Jury (HAC amendment)

$73,875

$73,875

0

 

Other Adjustments – C.S. training series for park rangers, curators, and position substitutions

$155,074

$155,074

3

 

New and Expanded Adjustments – Poverty Point SCA Artifacts Display – this item is part of the Governor’s 4 Year Plan to Improve State Parks. These positions are in association with the new storage facility (prefab) being built at Poverty Point SCA

$215,300

$215,300

0

 

New and Expanded Adjustments – Wages – this item is part of the Governor’s 4 Year Plan to Improve State Parks. These funds are for additional seasonal help due to the opening of new facilities, i.e., Tickfaw SP, Plaquemine Locks, etc., expanded camping sites, etc., in order to keep things clean and provide for a fast turnaround

$202,000

$202,000

0

 

New and Expanded Adjustments – Intrepretive Programs – this item is part of the Governor’s 4 Year Plan to Improve State Parks. These funds are for costumes, resource materials, supplies, and the purchase of a cannon for Port Hudson and video equipment at Longfellow-Evangeline and Marksville SCA

 

 

 

 

 

$14,598,981

$15,499,479

316

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$545,001

$545,001

3

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

 

 

 

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.6% of the total request ($15,405,168) for this program. The 3.6% increase is due to providing funding for continuation of implementation of the Governor's Four Year Plan for improving Louisiana's State Parks (as itemized above) and a salary base adjustment. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$900

 

Review all appraisal reports for acquisitions valued at more than $25,000 as required by the National Park Service. Provides for 6 reviews at $150 each.

$40,000

 

Water testing services at all state park areas according to the Department of Environmental Quality's requirements and the Department of Health and Hospitals.

$240,000

 

Tele-Marketing Service for the electronic/computerized central reservation system

 $150,000

 

Interpretive Service Contracts for Ft. Jesup and Longfellow-Evangeline SCAs

     

$430,900

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

OTHER CHARGES

$510,000

 

Aid to local Government for acquisitions and development of outdoor recreation areas (Federal Funds)

$150,500

 

Cooperative Endeavor Agreement for the operational cost of Kent House - $76,000; Camp Moore - $20,000; Clinton - $1,000; Town of Grand Isle - $50,000; and $3,500 Earl K. Long and O.K.

$40,000

 

Division of Outdoor Recreation's self-generated revenue from the National Park Service for indirect costs associated with processing grant applications

$300,000

 

Promotion - Funding will include advertising and promotional needs such as public service announcements, audiovisual presentations for group meetings, media use and other informational requirements, newspaper and magazine advertisements, billboards, books, and a documentary film for public broadcast distribution

$49,869

 

Training - Continuing training program in law enforcement, safety and other related fields for State Park personnel.

$84,000

 

Interpretive Programs Events at Sate Parks and Commemorative Areas: Audubon, Centenary, Fountainbleu, Fort Jesup, Ft. St. Jean Baptiste, Fort Pike, Port Hudson, Marksville, Mansfield, Longfellow-Evangeline, Poverty Point, Rebel, Chicot Sate Park, Los Adaes, Winterquaters, La. State Arboretum, Interpretive Service.

 

 

   

$1,134,369

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$5,956

 

Division of Administration - Uniform Payroll System (UPS)

$1,432

 

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

$250

 

Division of Administration - State Mail Operations

$17,901

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

 

 

 

$25,539

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

 

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$668,809

 

Replacement equipment - i.e., front end mowers, utility vehicles, pickup trucks, picnic tables, tractors, mower deck, photocopier, ATV, Backhoe/Tractor, various office furniture, upright picnic grills, mechanical gate, air compressor, table saw, electrical tools, hand pump, chain saw, cutting torch, cash register, pressure washer, sump pump, portable hydraulic lift, welding rigs, washer/dryer, stump grinder, log splitter, front end loader, etc.

$116,000

 

New Equipment - 2 utility vehicles, 1 pickup truck, 1 one ton truck, 1 communication equipment and 1 tractor/backhoe for Tickfaw State Park; 5 ozone generators, 2 vacuum cleaners, 1 steam carpet cleaner, 1 power nailer, 1 power pruner, 1 chipper/shredder, 1 miscellaneous hand tool, 1 mechanics tool set with cabinet at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park.

$971,745

 

New equipment as follows: $57,440 for 10 new cabins at Lake Claiborne State Park; $57,440 for 10 new cabins at Cypremort Point State Park; $247,618 at Tickfaw State Park (scheduled to open December, 1998); $66,972 for Winter Quarters State Commemorative Area; $206,482 for Plaquemine Locks State Commemorative Area; $84,956 for South Toledo Bend State Park (for security personnel while construction is on-going); $84,959 for Palmetto Island State Park (for security personnel while construction is on-going); and $165,881 for the new reservation system.

 

 

 

$1,756,554

 

TOTAL ACQUISTIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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