|Accounts Payable & Debt Balances 7/17/2012|
July 17, 2012
These figures show the accounts payable and debt balances for the City of Prattville. All other items listed, except for Accounts Payable, Group Health and Community Initiatives, are the bond issues that the City makes payments on each May and November. The payment made on November 1st, 2011 paid off the GO 2006 Warrant. We have now paid off the BankTrust line of credit ($1,000,000) and the last bridge loan as well. We placed $1 million in the debt services account to cover the May 1, 2012 debt service bond payment. We did not need to take out a loan and we made that debt service bond payment on April 27, 2012. This is significant and positive progress.
Account payable varies month-to-month based on projects, break-downs, maintenance and usage. As of this date, accounts payable due is still within the 30-day window. All sales tax increase dollars are moved to the debt service account each month upon receipt. One of the long-term goals of Mayor Gillespie's is a payroll reserve fund which prepares the City for instances such as the 3 payperiod issue (approximately $550,000 per pay period, including retirees) that happens twice each year, help us be prepared in the instance of a natural disaster (i.e., when Kmart, Wal-Mart and Sears were shut down due to the tornado, it significantly and negatively impacted our sales tax base for those months), etc. It has been imperative to Mayor Gillespie that the money owed to the healthcare account be replenished. It has remained a priority since he was appointed as Mayor to reduce the $1.4 million owed and get the fund current.
In the last 18 months, the City of Prattville has decreased its overall debt by $11,602,157.40 or 17.8%.
Note: EDI stands for Economic Development Improvements. SRF is for State Revolving Funds. GO means General Obligation. If you have any additional questions, you may contact our Interim Finance Director Doug Moseley at firstname.lastname@example.org
* As of 1/19/11, the 2011 budget was not passed and therefore, the 2011 budget allocations are not included in the 1/19/11 balance.
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