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Citizen Guide - 2015 Proposed Budget

What is the County Budget?

The PWC budget has two major elements, the capital budget and the operating budget. The capital budget includes all projected expenditures for improvements and/or additions to the County’s capital inventory, such as roads, facilities, and parkland. The largest funding source for the capital budget is debt, in the form of bonds, and the largest expenditure is debt service on those bonds.

The operating budget includes all projected expenditures not included in the capital budget, including the operating transfer to PWC Schools. The operating budget funds day-to-day County service delivery, and excluding the transfer to the Schools, the largest expenditure category is employee compensation.

The tables below depict the proposed FY 15 all funds and general fund expenditure budgets.



Where Does the Money Come From?

Where Does the Money Go? 



Major Changes/Initiatives for FY 15

Past capital investment decisions are beginning to come to fruition and the community will see new facilities opening soon – Fuller Heights Park (2014), Gainesville and Montclair Libraries (2015), Central District Police Station (2016), Catharpin Park (2016) and Bacon Race Fire & Rescue Station (2017). We continue to make progress to ease traffic congestion with $101 million in road projects – Fuller Road/Fuller Heights Road, Logmill Road, Minnieville Road, Prince William Parkway, Purcell Road/Route 234, Route 1, Route 28, Telegraph Road, U.S. Marine Corps Heritage Center Parkway and Vint Hill Road. The new Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding opens up a new chapter of transportation investment both regionally and locally.

The Proposed Budget is organized into four functional areas – Community Development, General Government, Human Services and Public Safety. The following are highlights of the proposed FY 15 operating investments:

Community Development

  • Increases for fuel, space utilities, streetlights and vehicle replacement - $1.2 million
  • Council of Government membership - $20,000
  • Library staffing for Gainesville and Montclair - $0.6 million
  • Fuller Heights Park operating - $240,000
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail - $66,000
  • Rollins Ford Park operating - $103,000
  • Trail maintenance - $93,000
  • Elementary school field upgrades - $154,000 (supported by fee increase)

General Government

  • 4 Systems Developers for public safety and general government systems and applications - $0.5million

Human Services

  • At Risk Youth & Family Services support - $0.5 million
  • 4 Community Services staff for Department of Justice settlement – no County funds; 100% Medicaid reimbursed
  • Birmingham Green - $80,000

Public Safety

  • 5 Police Officers - $1.36 million
  • 1 Basic Life Support Unit (4 Fire & Rescue Uniform Positions) - $0.05 million
  • 9.4 FTE and operating increases for Adult Detention Center - $0.9 million
  • Line of Duty Death increases - $1.9 million ($0.45 million from fire levy)
  • Criminal Justice Information System - $0.2 million


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