State Parks and Recreation Commission
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
2017-19 Maintenance Other Changes
|Utility Rate Adjustments||0.0||0||94||94|
|Discover Pass Fulfillment||0.0||0||113||113|
|Private/Local Spending Authority||0.0||0||195||195|
|Ongoing Technology Costs||0.0||0||43||43|
|2017-19 Maintenance Other Changes Total||0.0||0||729||729|
|Total Maintenance Changes||0.0||0||729||729|
|2017-19 Maintenance Level||681.9||19,321||147,848||167,169|
2017-19 Policy Other Changes
|Natural Resources Rehabilitation||0.0||250||0||250|
|2017-19 Policy Other Changes Total||0.0||250||0||250|
|Total Policy Changes||0.0||250||0||250|
|2017-19 Policy Level||681.9||19,571||147,848||167,419|
In response to increasing utility rate costs at state parks, one-time funding is provided for expenses in fiscal year 2019.
Discover Pass sales are projected to increase by 5 percent in fiscal year 2019. The increase in projected sales means an increase in the cost to print and fulfill orders for the pass. The commission is responsible for production of the annual pass and incurs the cost. The Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources reimburse the commission a 16 percent share of the cost of production. Additional funding is provided to pay for the increase in the costs of production resulting from an increase in sales.
The commission receives donations and grants from local and private entities such as foundations, public utility districts and friends groups. Private and local funding is typically dedicated to specific projects and services such as art in the parks, interpretative services and trail maintenance. Additional one-time funding is provided for the commission to utilize these grants and donations to complete projects and enhance services.
Internet access costs at state park locations have increased. One-time funding is provided to pay for the increase in costs during fiscal year 2019.
One-time funding is provided to pay for higher unemployment claims in fiscal year 2019.
One-time funding is provided to rehabilitate park land damaged by wildfires at Gingko and Twenty-Five Mile Creek parks and to address a pine park beetle infestation at Mount Spokane State Park.