Animal Shelter Throughout our partnership with the Cities of Cedar Hill and Duncanville, the Animal Shelter budget has increased over the years. In FY 2020, the participant share was $312,675 including $445,288 in debt service. There will be an increase of approximately $27,697 ($340,372) for FY 2021. The difference in funding from FY20 is due to personnel, telephone services, training, and debt service payments. ~Enterprise Funds~ In FY 2021, contractual services for wastewater treatment provided by the Trinity River Authority at this time is estimated to cost $7,884,929 (FY 2020: $7,634,737). Additionally, contractual water purchases from Dallas Water Utilities is estimated at $5,337,000 for FY 2021. (FY2020: $5,200,000). Every fiscal year, water and sewer rates are evaluated to ensure that fees cover the costs associated with providing both services. Staff is working with a consultant to determine the rates that will be proposed to Council. Storm Water Drainage Management Program The Storm Water Drainage Management Program receives funding on a monthly basis from residential ($6) and commercial users ($24) of the storm water system. This fee structure will generate an estimated $1,545,000 in revenue for FY 2021, which is consistent with the amount budgeted for FY 2020. These funds will be used to support expenditures ($1,295,453) in the areas of personnel, supplies, professional services, debt service, capital projects, and equipment. Sanitation FY 2021 will mark the fourth year of a 5-year sanitation contract with Republic Services. Under this current contract, the City of DeSoto will continue to provide the same level of services (twice- weekly garbage collection, once-weekly recycling, brush and bulk pick up, street sweeping, median litter removal, and annual household hazardous waste/recycling events). The Sanitation monthly rate increase 13% ($23.39 FY2021, $20.70 FY2020) which is reflected in the revenue budgeted the FY2021.
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