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Program A: Sabine River Authority

Program Authorization: R.S. 38:509(o), 801; 38:2321-2337

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Sabine River Authority Program is to provide for economic utilization and preservation of the waters of the Sabine River and its tributaries by promoting economic development, irrigation, navigation, improved water supply, drainage, public recreation, and hydroelectric power for the citizens of Louisiana. The Sabine River is an important economic and recreational asset of Louisiana.

The goal of the Sabine River Authority Program is to ensure high quality and abundant water supply for municipal, industrial, agricultural, and recreational uses for the citizens of Louisiana.

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 Fees and Self-generated Revenues from hydroelectric power sales, and water sales, rental fees for recreational camp sites, permits for work along the shoreline of Toledo Bend Reservoir, and Cypress Bend Golf Course.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$5,378,825

61

 

ACT 44 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$132,192

0

 

Carry forward BA-7 for a contract to improve and protect water quality in Toledo Bend Reservoir, purchase of a 12 yard dump truck, a tractor mower and two Front End Weights, and air conditioning for SRA Diversion Canal Office in Sulphur, LA

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$5,511,017

61

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$21,956

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

$0

($21,833)

0

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

$31,815

   

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($132,192)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward BA-7 for a contract to improve and protect water quality in Toledo Bend Reservoir, purchase of a 12 yard dump truck, a tractor mower and two Front End Weights, and air conditioning for SRA Diversion Canal Office in Sulphur, LA

$0

$56,858

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($90,964)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$0

($300,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments For repairs/renovations to the Cypress Bend Water Plant

$0

$42,176

0

 

Other Adjustments Pay increase for Maintenance Workers as ordered by Civil Service

 $0

 $26,795

 0

 

Other Adjustments To increase funding for Cypress Bend Water Treatment Plant 

$0

$10,900

0

 

Other Adjustments To increase the number of hours worked by Wage employees

$0

$100,000

0

 

Other Adjustments For a Feasibility Study for an RV Park located in Logansport

$0

$33,000

0

 

Other Adjustments - For 3 John Deer Gators and a mobile home park

$0

$150,000

0

 

Other Adjustments To construct 3 activity buildings with laundry facilities at park sites

$0

$136,051

0

 

Other Adjustments To purchase a Stump Cutter and other heavy movable equipment

         

$0

$5,575,579

61

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$64,562

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 98.0% of the total request ($5,694,059) for this program. The increase is primarily due to the following: Other Adjustments to fund the construction of three activity buildings, the purchase of 3 John Deer Gators, a stump cutter, a mobile home park, a pay increase for Maintenance workers as ordered by Civil Service and a feasibility study for an RV Park located in Logansport.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$100,000

 

Provide initial study for Lakewide Sewerage System

$9,175

 

Various fees and permits - Clerk of Court - contract filing, lease and buy back of property along shoreline/Dept. of Revenue and Taxation-sales tax certification etc./Office of ABC-liquor licenses, etc./U.S. Dept. of Treasury/Dept. of Environmental Quality-waste water treatment permit/Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, etc.

$50,000

 

Legal counsel to Board of Commissioners, Sabine River Authority

$26,500

 

Research and prepare grant applications, assists in developing a five year Master Plan Concept to promote economic development, tourism, and retiree relocation inducements in DeSoto, Sabine and Vernon Parishes

$12,000

 

Security at parks on holidays and weekends, graduation, prom nights and peak seasons

$7,400

 

Consultant to provide information regarding the public affairs counsel and pertinent legislation

$34,600

 

Three year contract for annual audit

$30,000

 

Audit of SRA's financial records and audit of American Liberty Hospitality No. Five financial records; computer data systems to map and inventory buoy's; landscape design and schematic design for park sites 7A, 10, 15 and 2.

 

 

 

$269,675

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$105,473

 

Economic Development incentive program for training of tourist information consultants and maintenance personnel as well as participation in various sport and travel shows

$79,105

 

Florida bass stocking program

$165,000

 

Water royalty payments

$264,053

 

Clearing and Marking Boat lanes Program implemented by the Sabine River Authority's Board to clear stumps out of the Reservoir

$4,608

 

Department of Civil Service - personnel services

$50,000

 

Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Transportation and Development, to perform certain support services

$150,000

 

American Liberty Hospital

$50,000

 

Sabine River Access Ramps/Toledo Bend Access Roads

$50,000

 

Logansport Study

 

 

 

$918,239

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$79,000

Automotive - Replace vehicles

$4,500

 

Software for computer

$194,000

 

Heavy Equipment - farm and heavy movable equipment

$6,600

 

Office Equipment

$11,000

 

Boats

$34,350

 

Other

$581,506

 

Major Repairs for Buildings, Grounds, General Plant and Boats

 $100,000

 

Stump Cutter

     

$1,010,956

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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