All told, the final adjustments to the fiscal 2013 budget made by the resulted in a surplus of $18,320, according to data provided by the city's .
The surplus came from the reduction of raises for 19 nonunion administrative staff members. The committee slashed them from 3 percent to 2 and 1.5 percent depending on a $60,000 cutoff with those earning more getting the smaller raise.
The remainder of the adjustments made to the budget were revenue neutral.
The committee moved $3.7 million out of the police and fire operating budgets for Other Post-employment Benefit (OPEB) contributions into the long term obligations line item. This will have the effect of making police and fire operating budgets smaller by $1.85 million respectively.
$10,000 out of the Claims Committee-claimants account into a new line item to plant trees in the city.
$25,000 out of the election line item into a skilled laborer position in the Highway Department.
$220,000 into the special education contingency fund through various increases in revenues and decreases in expenditures.
For a detalied breakdown, see attached .PDFs.
We will provide a list of the 19 employees and their projected raises later today.