Overview of Fiscal Year
Julington Creek Plantation Community
The District has enjoyed a successful year. We continue to
reduce costs while maintaining our excellent customer service
and continuing important programs for our residents and paid
Impressive savings have been made by virtually all departments,
compared to the fiscal year 2013/2014 budget. The total budget
saving is anticipated to be approximately $259,000. Major
contributors to this saving are the following departments:
Administration, $88,000 saving; Front Desk, $37,000 saving; and
Property Department, $58,000 saving.
$87,000 of our total saving was attributable to savings on
salaries. We continue to monitor our staffing levels in all
departments and have and will continue, to streamline where
For the first time Child Watch was able to show a positive
contribution of nearly $8000 to the District’s budget, this was
largely attributable to a very successful summer camp and the
hard work of my Child Watch Director who took over the duties of
Camp Director upon very short notice when the Camp Director fell
Swim Team had a challenging summer due to the loss of their Age
Group Coach. It was a long and exhaustive process to secure his
replacement, but the wait was worth it and we now have in place
an even stronger coaching team to take the Loggerheads to the
next level. Furthermore, the swim team has been able to produce
an impressive set of financial results; they have regained a
substantial number of swimmers and will be reporting a
contribution to the District in the region of approximately
$39,000. This more than covers the expenses for heating the pool
and lifeguard coverage at the Aquatics Center, which totals
approximately $20,000, when Loggerheads are utilizing the pool.
As a reminder, no District assessments were used for the
instillation of the pool heaters at the Aquatics Center. The
Loggerheads swim team raised the money to pay for the heaters
and installation, and donated the heaters to the District.
Tennis enjoyed their first member guest tournament, which was a
great success and should act as a spring board for future
events. The Tennis Department contributed approximately $15,000
in revenues to the District; unfortunately, they were negatively
impacted by the amount and timing of the rain this year. It is
important to understand that all the tennis pros work on a
commission basis and the commission is derived from revenue
received from the tennis programs. The Director of Tennis and
our two Head Pros also receive a salary (minimal for the
position) plus their commission.
My continued focus will be to grow revenue and reduce costs
wherever possible and to continue to deliver great customer
service in a clean, well maintained facility for all to enjoy.
Our total actual budget expenditures for the District for fiscal
year 2014/2015 (which began October 1st and runs through
September 30, 2015) is $4,644,655 for FY15, including bonds.
Our revenue collected from programs, events and Food & Beverage
operations was $1,570,326 for fiscal year 2013/2014.
Our consumption of electricity was reduced by over 15% during
fiscal year 2013/2014, due in large part to steps taken by our
Staffing levels fluctuated from 116 in the winter, to 178 in the
summer months, the majority of which are part time staff. We
have 11 full time salaried Managers.
No bonuses have been paid to any staff member for the past two
years. 401K benefits were removed over 3 years ago.
Raises to staff were based on the individual staffer’s
evaluation and not all staff received the same percentage
increase in salary.
We have over 200 children enjoying the Loggerheads swim team
Our tennis program generated $459,104 in revenue for fiscal year
2013/2014. While court usage at the District is high, there are
currently no plans to build new courts. For fiscal year
2014/2015, money previously earmarked for construction of one
court was removed from the District’s capital reserve
The introduction of our Farmers Market this year has been a huge
The new skate park has transformed the SportsPlex area,
resulting in a 25% increase in usage.
Our new Tae Kwan Do Class has been a great success with over 195
students participating on a monthly basis.
Our annual craft fair was again a great success and was well
attended despite the weather.
The usage of our meeting rooms has increased by over 40% over
the past 12 months.
Julington Creek Plantation CDD