What is the amount of revenue collected related to the 5 to 6 percent franchise fees paid to the city by the commercial dumpster vendors licensed to do business in Irving?
Solid waste franchise fees generated $694,856 in revenue '12-'13 fiscal year.

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1. When monitoring the budget, what would that define? What would be involved in monitoring of the budget? What are the procedures, protocols or reports that might substantiate monitoring of the budget?
2. I would like to see many more trees in Irving. Also, requesting an additional arborist and new equipment for the maintenance and upkeep of trees.
3. I would like to see funding for a traffic study to add sheltered bicycle lanes to major thoroughfares to increase bicycle commuting. Estimated at $150,000 to $200,000.
4. I would like to see funding for protected bike lanes, as well as an expansion of lanes in Valley Ranch.
5. Regarding the Master Plan for the city, what is the status of the repair of Pioneer Drive from Irving Heights to O'Connor Boulevard?
6. Regarding charges for yard waste and brush pick up: (Full question in answer area.)
7. The access is poor to Campion Trail on Nursery Road and Hunter Ferrell. Would also like to see Nursery widened or adding sidewalks where it changes to Hunter Farrell. Other cities have DART access.
8. Bicycling in the city is hazardous.
9. When will we make Southern Trail connections? Should we use sponsors here and perhaps for our parks too? (Full question in answer area.)
10. Requiring alarm permits is not right or just. Misusers and abusers should pay, not everyone with an alarm. Alternatively, over time, the city could waive fee for people that do not have false calls.
11. Would like to see the budget include money to build the new YMCA. (Full question in answer area.)
12. The Irving Public Library System needs to have its budget increased in order to bring its books and media up to par. (Full question in answer area.)
13. Would like the city to place adequate funds in the budget to rebuild the city pools that have been removed. (Full question in answer area.)
14. Will there be increases to either the water or sewer (monthly service and monthly usage) for FY 2015?
15. What is the expected property tax revenue for the upcoming FY2014-15 budget and what is the percentage increase from last year's budget? (Full question in answer area.)
16. I do not favor a rebuilding Northwest Park Swimming Pool. (Full question in answer area.)
17. Reduce property taxes.
18. I know that the Fire Department placed an ambulance at Station 1 for a month to see how the run volume was handled. (Full question in answer area.)
19. There is no street lighting between Pleasant Run Road and Las Brisas Drive on Walnut Hill Lane. (Full question in answer area.)
20. My understanding that establishments, whether commercial or residential, with an active water account are charged a monthly sanitation fee. Is this understanding correct?
21. How many dumpsters provided by commercial dumpster vendors are in use in the City of Irving?
22. How many businesses with commercial dumpsters services also have access to curbside collection services?
23. Why do commercial establishments that do not use the city’s curbside collection services have the monthly charge for service that cannot and do not have access to use?
24. What is the amount of revenue collected related to the 5 to 6 percent franchise fees paid to the city by the commercial dumpster vendors licensed to do business in Irving?
25. Would like an accounting of the sales tax collected (revenue stream) from taxable services provided by the commercial dumpster vendors.
26. If the proposed rate increases for water and sewer are approved, what is the anticipated increase in revenue as a result of these increases, line item by line item.
27. How many acres is Twin Wells? I am opposed to watering the course during a drought. Would rather have a shopping center on that land instead. People in South Irving would like shopping instead of golf
28. As a resident of the City of Irving, I am for using trash bins. (Full question in answer area.)
29. In the original 8/8/14 proposed budget papers, on Page CIP-38, the GF Non Bond Fund Balance @ 9/30/14 is estimated to be $2,276,421. (Full question in answer area.)
30. Same question for 9/30/15 where page CIP-38 of original budget shows balance of only $317 but on page B-1 of 8/21/14 Retreat Handbook, balance shows $6,800,000. (Full question in answer area.)
31. On page B-1 of the 8/21/14 Retreat Handbook, what is the detail of "Other Funds" balance of $1,236,290 at 9/30/14?
32. On page B-1 of 8/21/14 Retreat Handbook, why do GF "Total Expenditures" for 2013-14 show $203,357,729? (Full question in answer area.)
33. Same question for 2014-15 which shows on page B-1 $214,566,878 Total GF expenditures which is $19,277,027 MORE than expenditures shown on page B-3 of $195,339,851. Why the difference?
34. What is to be included In Budget Adjustment #4 to the 2013-14 Budget to be submitted for approval in September? (Full question in answer area.)