Reserve funds appropriated from the DA Restricted (Reserve) Fund Balance are for the purchase of a heavy-duty plow truck. As has been done in the past, there is fund balance appropriated from the General and Library fund for equipment and infrastructure. For 2022, fund balance is also being appropriated in the Sewer Fund and the Drainage Fund for the purchases of large equipment – a new vactor and a wheeled excavator.
The current fund balance figures are detailed in the 2020 Annual Update Document and the Town’s Audited Financial Statements posted on the website. The total in the General Fund is $13,562,584 of which $1,624,157 is classified as unassigned. The remaining amount is classified as either non-spendable, restricted, or assigned based on future use. The Highway fund balance is $3,440,911 and the Library fund balance is $656,727. Of the Special District funds, the Sewer fund balance is $895,448 and the Drainage fund balance is $1,431,375.
Town and the school district recently completed a contract for the 2021-2022 school year for Penfield TV to provide video services for all school board meetings as well as special events to include, but not limited to, concerts, graduation, candidates night, etc.
Currently, the County of Monroe and the 19 towns are exploring the following shared service items: vacant and zombie property management; IT /media services, software and subscription sharing; anti-bias, diversity and inclusion training for public officers and employees; animal control services across municipalities; shared recreation programming and cyber security insurance.