Fiscal Year 2018 is off to a good start! Total income is up 2.4 percent to $422,174 compared to the same period last year. On the negative side, delinquencies on assessments are up with assessment revenue being down 3.7 percent as compared to last year. Capitalization fees have been the driving force behind the increased revenue. Currently capitalization fees are 56 percent ahead of budget. Also on the plus side our overall operating expenses, which are currently $27,814, are 11 percent below budget. This is largely due to lower personnel expenses.
On Friday, March 16th, 2018 Mike and I met with Mike Kilmer to discuss our accounts receivables, in particular, the vast amount that needs to be written-down. Details on the delinquent accounts are highlighted on an additional tab in the Board Book Materials online. The balance of our conversation pertained to Replacement Reserves & Capital Reserves.
Our replacement reserve is currently being funded to repair and/or replace capital assets. A capital reserve fund option, which we have, is used for capital expenses/improvements to common elements of our community. Our current capital reserve account has sat idle for past several years with a $12,000 balance.
We have an extensive list of projects on our Master Plan. None of these items have funds being allocated to our capital reserve fund, keeping in mind that capital improvements & funding were the number one priority as detailed in our 2018 Board Goals guide. Also keep in mind that funds kept in in replacement reserves and capital reserves do not have the interest subject to federal income tax. The interest earned on our operating account is taxed.
Additional charts, graphs, and other pertinent data are available under the Treasurer’s Report Tab for the March 2018 Board of Directors Meeting or by stopping by the Administrative Office. Thank you.