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MAG FY2018-19 Budget

Revenue by sourceThe Mountainland budget this year will be substantially different than any other previous year; while overall revenues in each program category are up somewhat or steady compared to last year, the total budget will rise substantially from the previous $20.1M to over $26.6M. This is not due to significant revenue or program changes, but in how we budget funding flows. All funds that come through MAG are identified in the budget; however, some funds are not used for MAG staffing or programs.  As discussed in previous years, we have a pilot program with UDOT to trade our federal transportation funds for UDOT state funds that are distributed by MAG to local entities for construction projects. This trade allows for reduced local costs due to lower regulatory burdens. These funds will now show up in the MAG budget, but not in staffing or programs, and any comparison with previous years budgets must take this into consideration.

If funds are approved by MAG but stay in accounts controlled by another entity (e.g. Federal Highways) and are distributed directly to a contractor, that money does not show in our budget.

This year, for the first time, requests for transportation planning studies will go before the Technical Advisory Committee for vetting and prioritization before going to the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Regional Planning Committee. Planning studies are a typical line item in our budget.

Total budgeted salaries have increased from $3.28M to about $3.31M or just under 1%.   This is due to COLA, Merit and Longevity Bonuses as well as additional part-time staff and implementation of succession planning, but is off-set by an overall decrease in full-time benefitted employees. Fringe has increased just under 1%.  Health insurance has increased 1.5% (total of $8,382 increase or 0.25% of total salary/fringe budget) while retirement costs have stayed the same.  In the past we have had between 0% and 3% salary increases.  We are heading into the second longest economic recovery since The Great Depression with full employment and inflationary pressures, and so expect to see additional future increases. We have been very conservative in the past and continue to do so. 

Download and Read the Approved Budget Document (PDF)

Percent Revenue by Source