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Total budgeted expenditures for 2020 are $19,380,100, compared to $20,252,586 in 2019, representing an $872,486 decrease over 2019. These expenditures are comprised of salaries and benefits of $16,116,677 (2019 - $16,831,023) and other operating costs of $3,183,711 (2019 - $3,271,563).

  2020 2019 Variance
Salaries 12,596,305 13,255,133 (658,828)
Employee benefits 3,520,372 3,575,890 (55,518)
Travel and meetings 55,453 48,752 6,700
Mileage 216,425 216,425 -
Professional development 76,200 109,100 (32,900)
Association and membership fees 45,000 45,000 -
Office supplies 35,000 40,000 (5,000)
Office equipment rental 140,000 142,000 (2,000)
Program supplies 696,666 714,626 (17,600)
Advertising and promotion 8,000 8,500 (500)
Purchased services 102,500 105,310 (2,810)
Board expenses 15,368 22,450 (7,082)
Professional fees 133,000 143,300 (10,300)
Bank charges 20,000 20,000 -
Rent 771,500 770,000 1,500
Building maintenance 144,300 161,300 (17,000)
Utilities 145,000 155,000 (10,000)
Taxes 228,000 221,000 7,000
Insurance 87,000 83,500 3,500
Telephone 115,000 121,200 (6,200)
Security 3,500 17,500 (14,000)
Vehicle expenses 2,300 2,100 200
Postage and freight 50,500 33,500 17,000
Parking 93,000 91,000 2,000
Total Expenditures 19,300,388 20,102,586 (802,189)
Offset Revenue (242,288) (200,000) (42,288)
Total Expenditures, net offset revenue 19,058,100 19,902,586 (844,486)
Vector-borne Disease Program, net 322,000 350,000 (28,000)
Total 2020 Expenditures, net offset revenue 19,380,100 20,252,586 (872,486)

2020 Expenses

2019 Expenses

Salaries and employee benefits

Total salaries decreased 4.24% over the 2019 budget. The decrease is attributed to changes in head count offset by an estimate of contractual rate increases for the 2020 fiscal year. Additional information on changes will be discussed in Committee of the Whole.

Total budgeted employee benefits as a percentage of total salaries in 2020 amounted to 27.95% compared to 26.54% in 2019. The increase over 2019 is attributed to estimated increases in premiums for such benefits as medical, life insurance, disability insurance, extended health care and dental of approximately 6.31%. Adding to this is the impact of changes in head count and/or changes maximums and or rates used in calculating certain payroll deductions and remittances (i.e. E.I., C.P.P., and WSIB).

Refer to Appendix B, FTE Continuity, for additional details relating to Salaries and Benefits.

Operating expenses

Total budgeted operating expenses for 2020 are $3,183,711 compared to $3,271,563 in 2019, representing a decrease of $87,852 from 2019. The Leadership Team embarked upon a line-by-line review of operating expenses with the objective of reducing and or reprioritizing dollars to maintain the efficient operations of programs and services. Changes to financial statement captions greater than $10,000 include:

  • Detailed review of professional development allotments for the WECHU staff and the Board of Health. Total budget reductions for 2020 of $34,150 (Professional development financial caption - $32,900; Board expenses financial caption - $1,250).
  • Detailed review of program supplies budgets resulting in a net reduction of $17,960.
  • Detailed review of professional fees resulting in a decrease of $10,300.
  • Detailed review of building occupancy costs resulting in a net reduction of $33,200. The largest reductions in budget resulted from the following financial captions: i) Building maintenance; ii) Utilities; iii) Telephone; iv) Security.

Vector-Borne Diseases Program

Expenditures included in this financial caption support the vector-borne disease surveillance and control program for WEC. More specifically this includes the West Nile Virus Program, the Enhanced Mosquito Surveillance Program and the Tick Borne Disease Program. Details on budgeted 2020 expenditures are below:

  West Nile Virus Program Enhanced Mosquito Surveillance Program Tick Borne Diseases Program
Salaries and benefits 60,662 40,442 -
Operating expenditures:      
Mileage 6,338 2,550 -
Public awareness campaign 10,000 10,000 20,000
Program supplies 15,000 12,008 -
Purchased services 150,000 20,000 -
Total operating expenditures 242,000 85,000 20,000
Less: Other grants - 25,000 -
Total 2020 budgeted expenditures 242,000 60,000 20,000