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CityofMelissatexasBudgetStory2013-14 WelcometoourBudgetStoryofMelissaTexas.WehopeyoufindthefollowinginformationtobejustatasteofwhatMelissaisandthestoriesofhowweservetheCityeveryday.WepresenttoyouourspiritandourcommunityprideinwordspicturesandgraphssothatthispublicationwillgiveyouthetoolsyouneedtounlockyourpotentialfutureinMelissa.WhetheritisthoseslowSaturdaymorningsaroundtownorthehustleandbustleofgettingthekidsofftoschoolMelissastrivestogiveallofourresidentsandguestsacomfortfoundonlyinsmallertownAmerica.MelissaTXisalsoadevelopingcommunityofretailandcommercialservicessupportedbyourgrowingcommunityneighborhoods.Iinviteyoutoreadtherestofourstoryandfindawaytowriteyourownchapter.2013-2014BudgetStoryCityofMelissatexas1WelCoMetheBeStISyettoCometomelISSatexaS.MrReeDGReeRmayorRdGrrmayorProtemshrnWdmnCItyCouNCIlmemBerSJuandrnDckHdnJnKrDvdKnNccWrrnLeveragingourcommunityspiritourpassionforserviceandourbeautytogrowauniquecommunitythatwelcomesyourfuturewithus.InviteencourageandgrowcollaborativeparticipationinthedevelopmentofMelissabypromotingcommunityinvolvementexpandinginfrastructureattractingqualitycommercialandresidentialdevelopmentanddeliveringopenspaceoptionswithafocusonbeautificationwhilekeepingMelissasafeforall.VisioNMissioNrghMrPrtmshrnWdmnCCuncMmbrDvKnDckHdnNccWrrnJuandrnndJnKrapprm7M21qurmrdvpdmkngMprmCnCuncnrnwrrdnndbunpnn. 22013-2014BudgetStoryCityofMelissatexasCifmissSffCimnJnlFinncdicGDnbCiSclndBnnrPicCifDunsmhFiCifHrdWkndvpnNibSvicsdicDnNnCilibinlrPrknPbicWksdicJCrwrghassisnCimnernMnhnrscCinMzMcCbGettoKNoWyoURPRoGRessiVeCityBIgCItyCaPaBIlItIeSSmalltoWNValueS200020072008201020132014.135040474588510060007000misssSPpingwesisCMngrJasoNlittleAmajorinitiativeandprioritywithcitiesishowtokeepthecommunityinformed.ThroughstrategicplanningMelissahasidentifiedcommunicationoutreachasamajorgoalforStaff.Wehavetofindcurrentmethodstokeepour7000residentsand90000peoplewhopassthroughourcommunityasinformedaspossiblethroughavarietyofmeansofcommunication.WhilemultiplemediaoutreachopportunitiesmakeiteasiertodistributethemessagethevastavenuesforinformationdistributionpresentschallengesonwhereweasaCityinvestoureffortstogetthewordout.tispbicinisnfffcsssnwwsCiinwcnnsswwpcbcn.TraditionallythebudgetdocumentservesthefollowingpurposesToserveasaPicgiaspromulgatedbytheCityCouncil.ToserveasanopingiformanagementstafftoaidinthecontroloffinancialresourceswhilecomplyingwithStaterequirementsforcitiesandgenerallyacceptedaccountingprinciplesforgovernment.TopresenttheCitysFinnciPnforthefiscalyearillustratingappropriationsandprojectedrevenuesbywhichtheappropriationsarefunded.ToserveasaCnicindcnforthecitizensofMelissawhowishtounderstandhowtheCityoperatesandthemethodsusedtofinancethoseoperations.Citiescanrightfullypointtothebudgetandclaimtheirfinancialstoryiscontainedwithinthebudgetdocument.Howeverwerealizethatfewhavethetimeorinclinationtosiftthroughpagesofnumbersperformancemeasuresdepartmentgoalsetc.togetananswertoaquestionthatmayormaynotbethere.ThispublicationisourfirstattempttoconnectwiththecommunitybyshowingMelissawhatwedowiththeresourcesplacedunderourresponsibility.AsthisdocumentevolveswewilldomoretoexplaintheCitysoperationalprocessesandprogressonmajorinitiativesalongwithsharingdirectcommunityfeedback.Boththeprocessesandfeedbackbecomemajorinfluencesontheannualspendingplanreflectedinthebudgetdocument.Thegoalforthisdocumentistofocusontheservicesweprovidetothecommunity.Iamproudoftheprogresswemakeannuallyandwantouremployeestosharetheirstorieswithyouasitisasourceofprideinajobwelldone.IhavebeeninMelissasincelate2006andwehaveroughlydoubledinpopulationwhilekeepingalmosttheexactsamenumberofemployees.Whilethatcertainlyposesinternalstresswithintheorganizationitisasourceofprideforallthatwecontinuetomeettheexpectationsofthecommunity.WiththatbeingsaidweunderstandthereisalwaysmoretobedoneandimprovementstobemadeinwhatwedobuteveryemployeeapproachespublicservicewithyouontheirmindHowcanweserveyoubetterandbebetteratwhatwedoforyouonadailybasisOnbehalfoftheCityCouncilandStaffinMelissaIamproudtobeapartofthisteamandameagertogetyourfeedbackonourinitialBudgetStory. 2013-2014BudgetStoryCityofMelissatexas32013-14BUDGetstoRyfcrfy2014ocbr12013spmbr302014geNeralFuNdtrvns4665191texpnis4655191402MillioNtbPrprVu1.4MillioNancpdstRvnu117DaysGnrfundRrvUndgndfundBncThebestisyettocomeCityleadersbelievestronglythatthisisthecaseforMelissaandthe2013-14BudgetStorytakesonthisthemeasitintroducestheannualbudgetandinformationaboutthecitysprogressivedepartments.FirstandforemosttheFiscalYear2014GeneralFundbudgetisabalancedbudgetprioritizedbydebtmaintenanceandoperationspersonnelbenefitsadjustmentscapitalandreserves.echPptx162sch25C3Cg10CunDevNeighborhoodServices335805Parks230745Streets244329Library132506BuildingMaintenance49557211712148106642Police734553NonDepartmental560642Administration485404Fire503049MunicipalCourt365382FncingnFnBtWhthmnCsF17876121040SalesTaxPropertyTaxPermitFeesCourtFinesOtherTransferInFranchiseTaxMyfirstgoalasanewCouncilmemberwastogetagoodfeelforthefinancialhealthoftheCity.Iwantedtocon-firmthatstrongdisci-plineswereinplaceandthattherewasfinancialtransparency.IwasandremainverysatisfiedwithhowourCityManagerandFinanceDirectoraccountforandmanageourtaxmoney.-DickHayden 42013-2014BudgetStoryCityoMelissatexas2013-14BVwhcmp2013-14budgbcnnnghQRcdrvwww.cm.cmndcckhnnctrnprncbunundrhHpulnkb.Aswitheverybudgetthereareassumptionsthathavetobemadeinregardstoreve-nues.Thisbudgetconserva-tivelyestimatesourrevenueprojectionsbasedonhistori-calknowledgeandinforma-tionaboutourcurrentfiscalenvironment.TheCityhasexperiencedstronggrowthinsalestaxandpermittingoverthepastyearandtherearenoindicationsthattheserevenuefluctuationsaregoingtogoaway.ThereforebothsalestaxandpermittingrevenuesareanticipatedtobehigherthanFY13.ListedbelowarethemajorrevenueassumptionsfortheFiscalYear2014budgetgnlFn8.9incsvFy13TaxRateremainsat.61per100ofvaluationTaxablePropertyvalueincreasedfrom365Mto402MPropertyTaxcollectionrateof99SalestaxincreasedduetocurrenttrendsAsineverybudgettheorganizationsneedsandwantsoutpacetheCitysabilitytoprovide.HowevertheanticipatedrevenueforFY14willallowtheCitytofundsomemuchneededpurchasesincludingaddressingafewnecessarypersonneladjustments.Alllineitemswerescrutinizedandallexpenditureswerereviewedthoroughly.De-partmentsdidanexcellentjobofstartingatzeroandcreatingabudgetthatpri-marilyfocusesonenhancingresponsibleservicelevelstotheMelissacommunity.2013-14BudgRcpaWardSWaterFuNdtlrvns4517326tlexpnis4262619391641366Dept381603451Water12503773Wastewater6267029UtilityBilling5247000Garbage5247000GarbageSalesTransferIn5228012662968402WaterSales241073912WastewaterSalesFncinWFnBtlWhthmnCsFGoaDnguhdBudgawrd5yeaRsGoaCrfcachvmnrecncnnncRpr4yeaRstCmprrnnctrnprncawrd3yeaRs WhilwabsallwhncpahanhciishhhdFWmplxmlissaisinaninancassxcinhsaciiaashafhbiciisindFW.2013-2014BudgetStoryCityofMelissatexas5MelissaisoneofthefastestgrowingcitiesinTexas.WiththehiringoftheconsultingfirmTheRetailCoachin2012theformingofanewandhighlyqualified4ABoardinJanuaryandacontinuedincreaseinthenumberofrooftopswearedefinitelyontheradarofmanybusinesses-includingagrocerystore.Melissawillbeagreatplacetoliveraiseafamilyandseepropertyvaluesappreciate.-DickHaydensH121rmsH5nMfM455nannReconstructionandwideningofSH121toafourlaneurbansectioncurbandgutterthroughMelissathentransitioningtoafourlaneruralhighwaythroughAnna.ConstructionandrightofwayacquisitionfortheProjectisfundedwithRegionalTollRevenueRTRofapproximately40million.ConstructionisanticipatedtobegininJanuary2015andbecompletedin2018.PrkRcrnndopnspcDvpmnThenewlymergedParkBoardandMelissaCommunityandEconomicDevelopmentCor-porationareactivelyworkingtoimplementtheParksRecreationandOpenSpaceCapitalImprovementProgram.Moredetailstocomeastheplanmovesthroughimplementation.UsuUs75ndsH121InordertofacilitatecommercialdevelopmentintheUS75andSH121corridortheCitywillbeinstallingawastewatertransmissionlinefromthewestsideofUS75totheintersec-tionofUS75andDavisRoad.Thisprojectshouldbecompletedbythespringof2015.WrCnrvnDuetothecontinuationofthedroughtintheStateandNorthTexaswaterconservationwillbeacontinuedfocusforthefuture.FortipsonwaterconservationpleasevisittheWaterIQwebsiteathttpnorthtexaswateriq.orgUsuUs75ndMRdTheUS75reconstructionprojectrequirestheCitytorelocatea6waterlinefromtheeastsideofUS75tothewestsideofUS75.InordertopromotecommercialdevelopmentinthecorridortheCitywillbeinstallinga20waterlineunderUS75opposedtoonlyreplacingthe6existingline.Thisprojectshouldbecompletedbytheendof2014.CapialPjcsMRdURcnMelissaRoadUtilityRelocationsarenecessaryinpreparationofclearingtherightofwayforreconstructionofMelissaRoadfromSH5toSH121inthenearfuture.TheexistingCityofMelissas125000gallongroundstoragetankandvariouswaterandsewerlinesmustberelocatedtofacilitateconstructionofplannedMelissaRoadpavinganddrainageimprove-ments.Thevariousprojectsareunderwayandshouldbecompletedbytheendof2014.tanspainUs75rmtphnRdnrhMRdReconstructionandwideningofUS75from4-6laneswithaninterchangeatSH121and2lanesoffrontageroadsineachdirection.ProjectconstructionandROWacquisitionisfundedwithRegionalTollRevenueRTRfundsofapproximately75million.Constructionisanticipatedtobecompletedinthefallof2016.oNtHeHoRizoN 62013-2014BudgetStoryCityoMelissatexasCoMMUNitysPiRitourlbrrannuHwntrckrtrngprdndurn2013whbgg46cmmunmmbrnBrdCmmn270rvchurrBrdCmmn545456tvuvunrmgvnn2012201320122013aBithnkyhsnhvlnsf45610RcrddrtrnngHur22.57NnVunrR23832rVunrhurrndumwhchncudncdnrpn66hurBufcnCmm359hurRrvPcofcr969.5hurlbrr111Vunrth2013CbrnrdmPrd.Nvrrrrnnghngnrnnfr.unndGmnghbrhdNnNghouIfyouaskanyoneaboutMelissathefirstthingtheywillsayisthattheylovethesmalltownfeel.Theywillthenbegintalkingaboutthewarmandwelcomingatmosphere.InMelissayouwillfindyourselfwithavarietyofopportunitiestogetinvolvedinouractiveandgrowingcommunity.-SharonWeideman 2013-20142013-14BudgetStoryCityofMelissatexas7MelissaPUBliCliBRaRyagloBalreaChWIthaloCaltouChEightyearsagomyhusbandandIwerefirsttimeparentsinacommunity.AtthattimetheMelissaPublicLibrarywashousedinasmallredbrickbuildinginthecenteroftown.Thespacewaspackedwithbooksfromfloortoceiling.Ms.Janthelibrariansharedinformationaboutthetownandencouragedustobringoursontostorytime.IwaspleasedtofindthattheCityofMelissawasacommunitythatvaluedhavingacitylibrary.SincethattimethePublicLibraryhasgrowninbuildingbookstechnologyandprogrammingforchil-drenteenagersandadults.Mrs.LoreleiPerkinsstorytimeswereaweeklyeventinourchildrenslivesduringtheirpreschoolyears.Someofmychildrensmostlovedstorytimeactivitieswerethetractorhayrideplantingseedsholdingchickensseeingcityartifactsandlearningaboutraptorsupcloseandpersonal.Asourchildrenhavegrownthelibraryhascontinuedtomeettheirneedsthroughthesummerreadingprogramphotographycontestandspecialeventslikemovienights.Ourfamilyhasbeenpleasedwiththeselectionofbookschildrenandadultprogramsandthegenuinelevelofservicetoothersthatourcitylibraryoffers.-FromtheBrownFamilyTheMelissaPublicLibraryservesasacenterforactivitiesinMelissaandthesurroundingcommunities.Melissaisproudofitsoutstandinglibrarywhichstartedwithhumblebeginningsin1994ata900squarefootbuildingandhasgrowntoamodern3500squarefootlibraryintheCityHallbuilding.tmissinfCifmissPbiclibistofosterlife-longlearningthroughdiversemediaandservicesthatenrichandsatisfytheneedsofthecommunity.ThankyoutoallthosewhohaveplayedapartinthedevelopmentandcontinuedgrowthoftheMelissaPublicLibraryoverthepast20years.15095Bklbrrhm1883DVD282audBkthnkhtckrGrnrupdngurpubccmpurnTheMelissaPublicLibraryisnotjustagreatlibraryitsamonthlymovietheaterweeklybookclubgamingcenterandsomuchmore.Peoplecomefrommanysurroundingcommunitiestoenjoywhatourwonder-fullibraryhastooffer.-NiccoWarrenKppwiibKpupwhhbrrbcnnnghQRcdrvwww.cm.cmndcckhMPubclbrrbunundrhinrmnCnrb. 82013-2014BudgetStoryCityofMelissatexasliBRaRyGRoWtH30002010LibraryProgramAttendence2500200015001000500020112012est.2013300002010NumberofBooks-ItemsCirculated2500020000400003500015000100005000020112012est.2013300002010NumberofLibraryVisitors250002000015000100005000020112012est.2013Myinternetaccessathomewasnotenoughtodojobsearches.WithouttheresourcesoftheMelissaPublicLibraryIwouldnothavebeenabletofindajob.Everyonewassohelpfulandthenewcomputersmadesuchadifference.-CherylH.libaevnsSvicslisinfrbrrcrdtnsrmfrW-fPhgrphcnNwngugprgrmMvnghBkcubsnrgmdenvbkudbkDVDndbu-rmvccnfcpNrbappnmnspccgrdnnggngbbngcmpurndmrfrndhlbrronndburmhmspcvn13pubccmpuraDaccbcmpurKeepupwiththelibraryatcityofmelissa.comlibraryoVeR6000lbrrcrdhvbnud50incrninrnnnc20126Dhlbrrpnvrwk 2013-2014BudgetStoryCityoMelissatexas9iReDePaRtMeNtMelissasFireDepartmentisacombinationfiredepartmentthatisstaffedwithfulltimeadministrativestaffandpart-timeandvolunteeroperationsstaff.ThefiredepartmenttrainsregularlyeachMondaynightandthroughouttheweekduringdutyshiftsinordertoensureeveryfirefighterisfullypreparedtomeettheever-changingneedsofthecommunity.incdnRpn775VunrHur23832trnngHur45610PubceducnCnc6158FidpanSvicseMsrpnrupprnrnvgnrprvnnCdnrcmnPubcducnHmnpcnCPRcHzrdumrrpnspcrcusrgcpnnngemrgncmngmnPsiisClass2raininurncsrvcofcisovudhMrDprmnndwrddwhC2rng.isorcmmunn1-10cwh1bnghhghrng.BnfinmlissawihmprfrmrgncrvchmnurncdcunrcmmunTobeafirefighterisanhonorableprofession.Tobeavolunteerfirefighterisoneofthemostheroicgivingpassionateandselflessrolesapersoncantakeoninacommunity.TheMelissaFireDepartmentisoneofthehighestratedvolunteerdepartmentsinCollinCounty.TheircommitmentanddedicationtoachievethehigherISOratingandexemplaryfireservicesisapplauded.-DaveKasson 102013-2014BudgetStoryCityoMelissatexasPoliCeDePaRtMeNtTheMelissaPoliceDepartmentworksdailytokeepthecityasafeplacetoliveandbyanymeasuretheyaresuc-ceeding.Melissahasaverylowrateofviolentcrimewhencomparedtotheamountofpeoplewholiveinworkorvisitthecity.InanffasshsaffvnlivinincniwffhsipsaninsawbwrururrundngKpdrwndwndgrgcdndckdmPupwrdnurcrdcrdbnkndphnccun.avdungvbnrmn..ssmdnnmc.pwrdNvrgvprnnrmnuvrhphnunurcrnMkururcrckdmawcvnn-huhvnurvhc.NvrvhghchdvcuchcurphnprbtVndcmpcdcprvb.WhnpprchngurvhchvurkrdUmnnvghrundhprmrurhuthwcankphCifmlissaasafplacliv.PublicsafetyisthetoppriorityforanycityandtheprofessionalismandhardworkofourlocallawenforcementisevidentbytherecentawardofTexasLawEnforcementBestPractices.ItgivesmegreatcomfortinknowingthatourpoliceforceservesthecitizensofMelissawithbothcourtesyandsteadfastness.-SharonWeideman3365Crsrvc3116trfcsp154trfcCrh293onRpr92NDRcgnzdagncnhst 2013-2014BudgetStoryCityoMelissatexas11stReetDePaRtMeNteNSurINgaSaFeaNdSmoothrIdeeVeryWhereINmelISSaTheStreetDepartmentsnumberonegoalistoensurethesafetyofeveryonewhodrivesbicyclesrunsandwalksintheCityofMelissa.Thedepartmentiscom-mittedtopreventativemaintenanceandregu-larmaintenanceofallstreetsroadwaysdrain-agesidewalkssignsandlighting.Withmorethan53milesofpavedstreetssidewalksintersec-tionsandapproachestomaintainthereisareasontohaveagoodtrafficcontrolplanandtheproperequipment.TheStreetDepartmentnotonlymakesrepairstothestreetsandsidewalksbutalsomaintainsclearright-of-waysfrombrushandlimbsthatinhibitthelineofsightoftrafficandsignage.Stormdrainageischeckedperiodicallyandmaintainedtoensuretheflowofrainwaterisdivertedfromresidentstopreventflooding.53mpvmn375rnmgn300hrrfccnrgn275rghMnnngTheStreetDepartmentisagroupthatgetsverylittlenotorietyunlessthereisaproblem.CityStaffisthankfultheyfixmostproblemsevenbeforetheyareofficiallyreportedtotheCity.TheyarealwaysrepairingandplanningforcurrentandfutureneedsofvehiculartrafficinMelissa.-MayorReedGreer 122013-2014BudgetStoryCityoMelissatexasPaRKstRailsexCelleNtFaCIlItIeSWIdeoPeNSPaCeSmelISSataKeSgreatPrIdeINItSParKSZwPk13.5crRrmPcncbPgrundahcfdBkbcurVbcurtnncurtrHrhpBbmiPk4.9crshrRrmPcncbPgrundtrPvnhnsriPk14.4crGzbBnchPgrundWkngtraptiSnsshdsrucurleDtrlghngsngarercsnCnncvschSincethefirstmonthwemovedhereIhaveenjoyedMelissasParkswhilecoachingsoccersoftballandvolleyball.Nowmyfamilyenjoysthebeginningofagreattrailsystemthatprovidessaferoutestoschoolshadedrestingareasandfitnessstations.-NiccoWarren 2013-2014BudgetStoryCityofMelissatexas13HUMaNResoURCestaKINggoodCareoFValuaBleaSSetSCninsmissssepfhyndpnfhyhns.Cifmisseplnvisf2013TakingcareofitsemployeesisatoppriorityforMelissa.WithexceptionalbenefitsoutstandingtrainingandemployeerecognitionprogramsMelissaisagreatplacetowork.50ofMelissasemployeeshavebeenattheirjobsformorethanfiveyearssotheCitysemployeeretentioneffortsarepayingoffwithhappieremployeesamoreskilledworkforceandbettercustomerserviceforthecitizensofMelissa.epfh-MMuncpCur-loRielaMBeRttnumbrmp39fum28Prm11Ccvrrvc189dpnfh-MPubclbrr-ViCtoRiaVilleGasloReleiPeRKiNs11163043YearsofService5to9YearsofService1to4NewEmployeesin2013YearsofService10TheCityofMelissaisfilledwithaveryharmoniousgroupofemployees.AssimilarastheprocessonemightgothroughinpickingaplacetolivetheemployeeshavedonethesametopickMelissaasaplaceofemployment.Therespecttheyhaveforeachothertheresidentsandthejobisevidentineachemployeesattitudeeveryday.-MayorReedGreerMygoalistocontinuetoconnecttheCityofMelissasemployeestotheorganization.Animpor-tantpartofthisishelpingthemtounderstandthateachandeveryemployeeplaysavaluablepartincreatingtheculturethatdefinesusasanorganiza-tion.Whenanemployeefeelsvaluedandapartofsomethingtheywillbeahappierandmorepro-ductiveemployee.Con-nectingemployeesandemployersconnectingemployersandemployeesthisiswhatIlovedoing.-MitziMcCabeHRCoordinator DeVeloPMeNtNeiGHBoRHooDseRViCesInrecentyearspermittingactivityintheCityofMelissahasincreasedbymorethan40.Thisincreasedactivityincludescommercialconstructionnewhomeconstructionremodelrepairandtradepermits.TostreamlinetheprocesstheDevel-opmentandNeighborhoodServicesDepartmentimplementedapre-appli-cationsurveywhichencouragesyoutoshareyourideasinapre-applica-tionmeeting.Wecanpointyouintherightdirectionandprovidecandidad-viceonspecialproblemsyourprojectmayencounter.AvarietyofgeneralinformationregardingMelissasdevelopmentprocessescontactinformationapplica-tioncodesapplicationsandfeesisprovidedduringthemeeting.WhenpossibleandappropriateCitystaffprovidesinformationuniquetoyourpropertyorproposalandwillbeavailabletoanswerquestions.Pre-applicationmeetingsareatooltoexchangeinformationbetweenCitystaffandtheapplicantallowingtheapplicanttobecomemorefamiliarwiththeCitysdevelopmentcodesandproceduresandtoensurethatapplicationwillcontaintherequiredinformation184CnrcrRgrn627tPrmudr158sngfmRdnPrmud2012-2013142013-2014BudgetStory-CityofMelissatexasNorthTexasisahotspotfordevelopmentandgrowthisuponus.WemuststaytruetothevisionofMelissabycontinuingtopromoteadiversityofhomesfromen-trytoestatewhileensuringthesustainabilityofourfu-ture.ThroughnegotiationswithdeveloperstheCitywillgaintheamenitieswithlowcapitalinvestment.-JasonKaiserCifmlissadvlpnanNihbhSvicsscnhQRcdrvwww.cm.cmndccknDvpmnndNghbrhdsrvcundrhDprmnbrddnppcnnddvpmnrqurdcmpurprjc. 2013-2014BudgetStoryCityoMelissatexas15PUBliCWoRKsSaFeWaterthroughProaCtIVemeaNSSaFePraCtICeSProCedureSKeePItFloWINgTheWaterDepartmentprovidessafedrinkingwaterthroughoutthecommunitybyproac-tivemaintenanceofpumpstationsstoragefacilitiesvalveshydrantsmetersanddistribu-tionlines.TheCertifiedWaterOperatorsgathersampleseachmonthandtestthewatertoensureitispotableandsafeforeveryone.InMelissatherearemorethan47milesofwatermainswithvalvesapproximatelyevery1000feet.Thereareover370firehydrantsinthesystemwhichareinspectedandtestedannuallyforfireprotection.TheWaterDepartmentalsotakescareofover2030meterconnectionsandreadsthosemetersonamonthlybasis.Thedepartmentpersonnelareveryproactivewithwaterleaklinerepairstoensurethatthereislittletonointerruptionofservicewhilemaintainingsafedrinkingwater.ItisthegoaloftheWaterDepartmenttoachievetheSuperiorWaterSystemcertificationfromtheTexasCommissiononEnvironmentalQuality.TheWastewaterDepartmentinspectsmaintainsandrepairstheCityswastewatercollectionsystem.Thesystemismadeupof43milesofcollectionlinesandmorethan450manholesandfourmeteringstations.Thewastewatercollectionsystemdoesjustthatitcollectsandthentrans-portsthewastestotheWilsonCreekTreatmentPlantthatispartoftheNorthTexasMunicipalWaterDistrict.TheWastewaterDepartmentalsoinspectsthelargetransmissionlinesinremoteareasandmaintainstheright-of-waysonanan-nualbasis.AllflowfromtheCityofMelissaismonitoredmeasuredandrecordeddaily.TheWastewaterDepartmentensuresthatthereisacontinuousunobstructedflowtoaidintheprotec-tionoftheCityscitizensandtheenvironment.43mccnn47mwrmn370frhdrn2030mrcnncn450mnhThePublicWorksDepart-mentsprimaryobjectiveistobenefityouthecitizenTheseunsungheroesdedi-catethemselvesonadailybasistoensureeverythingrunssmoothlyincludingwaterflowingthroughyourfaucetmaintainingourparksandstreetsandflush-ingtoiletstonameafew.Itsnoteasytounderstandallthedifficultdutiestheyperformbutitiseasytoappreciatehavingahard-workinggroupworkingonyourbehalf.-JulieAndersonThehealthandsafetyofourcitizensisPublicWorksleadinggoal.ThisisachievedthroughdeliveryofasafepotabledrinkingwatermaintainingtheCitysinfrastructureandpreventativemaintenanceprograms.PublicWorkspersonnelarededicatedtoprovidingthebestcustomerservicethroughprofessionalismhardworkefficiencyandknowledgefromexperienceandcontinuedtraining.-JeffCartwrightDirectorofPublicWorks 162013-2014BudgetStoryCityofMelissatexasUtilityBilliNGabsssoftCiTheUtilityBillingDepartmentbillsandcollectsforallCityservicesandcontractedsolidwasteservicesandprocessesrequestsfornewserviceconnections.OurstaffisoftenthefirstfaceorvoiceanewresidentencountersandwerecognizeourroleasambassadorsoftheCityofMelissa.Tothatendwewillcontinuetostrivetoprovideexcellentcustomerservicethatwillexceedallexpectationsbylisteningtoourcustomersandrespondingtotheirneedsinatimelyprofessionalcourteousandrespectfulmanner.fuh2-7Galfv-mnuhwr25-50GalaumcDhwhr9-12GalBruhurh2GalWaterCoNSerVatIoNFaCtSinhpcMhuhdhrhwmuchwrkOtherDomestic1.81.42.226.715.713.716.821.7ToiletFaucetLeakClothesWasherDishwasherShowerBath21838932AutomatedPaymentOptionsACHDailyCreditCardsCheckPersonalBankIssuedCashOnlineOptionsrsinilInWusYourMelissaUtilityBillingDepartmentisthefirstofficeofsmilingambassadorsyouseeuponenteringourcityhalldirectingyoutowhereandwhoyoumayneedtoseetoconductyourmunicipalbusiness.Chargedwithmorethanjustsettingupyourwatersanita-tionaccountthisdepart-mentmustremainvigilantatalltimesthroughouttheyearbecauseofourever-changingdemandforalimitedyetvitalresource...water.Tousitmayonlyseemlikethecostofapitcherofwaterforicedteaoragreenlawnbuttothisdepartmentitsmoreabouteducatingthecommu-nitytomakesmartchoicesinatimewherewaterwillalwaysbeahotcommodity.-JulieAndersonTheCityisencouragingitscitizenstomovetopaperlessonlinebillingformanyconveniences.hwmlissCiiznsPtiuiliBillsFmnWCnsvinnuiliBillinscnhQRcdrvwww.cm.cmndcckhURfbunundrhinrmnCnrb.-Cumrsrvc-DeBBieRoystoNeRiNMyNattaNDKiMtiNeR 2013-2014BudgetStoryCityofMelissatexas17eCoNoMiCDeVeloPMeNtVrbsMRavrgtrdaravrgavrgHHincm7056582347MdnHuhdincm5046465309avrgag35.935.7Mdnag34.335.9Pp.Grwh2014-20197.6011.66missritaOverthepastyearsMelissahasbeendiligentandmeticulousinplanninganddevelopingsoundinfrastructurethatwillsupportgrowthandprosperityintheCity.Bytheendof2014majorutilitieswillbeavailableatthecoreintersectionsinMelissaincludingMelissaRoadandUS75SH121andUS75SH121andMelissaRoadandSH121andMilranyLane.Investmentsindesignandorconstructioninthesecorridorstotal7.4million.ThefutureforqualityeconomicdevelopmentinMelissaissetupforsuccess.NotonlyisMelissainthedirectpathofaggressiveCollinCountynortherngrowththereisanampleinventoryofthehighly-sought-afterundevelopedfrontageavailableinMelissaonUS75andSH121.retaIlSuCCeSS...WhataloCatIoN1raCetraCStoreAfteritsopeninginNovember2012theMelissaRaceTracshottothetopandbecamethetopproducingRaceTracinthecountry.RaceTracisproudtocallMelissahometoournewstoremodelopenedin2012.MelissasresidentsandcommunityleadershavebeengreatsupportersofRaceTracasweliveoutourmissionofmakingpeopleslivessimplerandmoreenjoyablebyofferingmorethan4000retailandgroceryitemstoaddressourguestsneeds.WeappreciatethesupportoftheMelissacommunityandlookforwardtopartneringwiththemagaininthefuture.-AshleighCollinsCommunicationsManagerRaceTrac.2014Ppun.70002014Huhd2000avrgag33avrgHuhdincm107700avrgHmVu198000dpicSnpsU.s.75s.H.121M73000s.H.121nM20000ditfcCnstDCbrnghgrndpnnghnwRctrcrnMnsH121.Primeresidentialinfrastructurereadytobuildon.TheEconomicDevelopmentCorporationhasbeenre-vitalizedandishighlymotivatedtopro-moteourCity.RetailCoachisprovidingthetoolsandmarketingprogramfortheEDCtoenticetheserviceswewant.Asdebtsarepaidandourexistingsalestaxrevenueincreaseswegainthefinancialmeanstoinvestininfrastructureandreducetheburdenforpotentialdevelopers.-JasonKaiser 182013-2014BudgetStoryCityofMelissatexasDyNaMiCDiGitalCommuNICatIoNSTheMelissaCityCouncilidentifiedcommunicationasoneofitstopprioritiesinstrategicplanninggoals.TheCityseffortstorampupcommunicationstohelpbuildasenseofcommunitytogetinformationtoallcitizensandtocreatechannelsforfeedbackiscatchingon.ThroughtheuseoftheCityswebsite-www.cityofmelissa.comanelectronicnewsletterandvarioussocialmediaplatformsMelissaiseffectivelyengagingitscitizenswhilepromotingtheMelissabrandoutsidecitylimits.KeyareasoffocusinthecommunicationsincludeemergencyinformationwaterconservationandawarenesspromotingactivitiesandeventsofferedbytheMelissaPublicLibraryandcreatingbuzzforlargercommunityeventssuchasTheCel-ebrationofFreedom.NcnncHrrhcurrnudncnumbrMcnwrkwhchgrwngvrdfcbk935lktwrfwr172fw-cmCdRdUr1091MMnu1334subcrbrThisisanareathathasgrowninopportunitiesinthepast10years.TheCityofMelissahashadasmanyas8dif-ferentelectronicforumstodistributeinformationEmailMelissaMinuteCitywebsiteFacebookTwitterNixleFlickrYouTubeandRSS.Wewillcontinuetoimproveourcommunicationsbutatthesametimepromotecommunityinterestbybeinginformed.-DaveKassonKppwihhCifmlissKpupwhhCMbcnnnghQRcdrvwww.cm.cmndcrhbmhpgndccknhcnwrkg. CItyoFmelISSa3411BaRKeRaVeNUeMelissatexas75454972838-2338WWW.CItyoFmelISSa.ComBudgetStory2013-14