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File #: 12-1492    Version: 1 Name: 12/3/2012 Deficit Elimination Plan Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/3/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/3/2012 Final action: 12/3/2012
Enactment date: 12/3/2012 Enactment #: R-12-548
Title: Resolution to Approve Deficit Elimination Plan as of June 30, 2012
Resolution to Approve Deficit Elimination Plan as of June 30, 2012
Pursuant to the law of the State of Michigan, the City must prepare and authorize a deficit elimination plan for two funds with unrestricted net asset deficits: The Airport Fund and the Golf Course Fund. As of June 30, 2012, the Airport fund had an unrestricted net asset deficit of $595,250 and the Golf Course fund had a deficit of $164,436.

The Airport fund, overall, has a positive net assets as follows:

Invested in Capital Assets, net of related debt: 2,038,544
Unrestricted (deficit) (Note 21): (595,250)


The unrestricted deficit is due to the categorization of an internal loan for hangar improvements as unrestricted, rather than restricted. If this money was borrowed externally, the City would be allowed to classify this as restricted and this deficit would not exist. The City’s plan to eliminate the deficit coincides with the repayment plan for the internal loan as authorized by Council on May 5, 2008. The current balance on the loan as of June 30, 2012 was $943,659.

The Golf Course fund has been on a five year deficit elimination plan with the State. The City has made many improvements to the courses over the five years but has not completely eliminated the deficit. The City’s plan to resolve this deficit is to eliminate the Golf Course fund at the end of fiscal year 2013 and transfer the operations to the City’s General Fund in the fiscal year 2014 budget.

The City of Ann Arbor is requesting the City Council approve the City’s Deficit Elimination Plan for fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.
Prepared by: Karen Lancaster, Accounting Services Manager
Reviewed by: Tom Crawford, Chief Financial Officer
Approved by: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Whereas, The City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 indicated...

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