28100100 - State Parks and Recreation

Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
2810-0100 State Parks and Recreation
For the operations of the division of state parks and recreation; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used to operate all of the division's parks, heritage state parks, reservations, campgrounds, beaches and pools and for the oversight of rinks, to protect and manage the division's lands and natural resources including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the department may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that the level of funding for the beaches and pools from this item in fiscal year 2009 shall not be reduced from fiscal year 2008; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for amelioration of an area bounded by Middle, Garey and Commercial Streets in the town of Weymouth; provided further, that the department shall submit a report on the staffing levels at all state and urban parks to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 30, 2009, it shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the number of staff assigned to each park; (b) the total number of visitors to each park; and (c) the total acreage of each park; provided further, that not less than $250,000 $125,000 shall be provided to the Camp Marion and Mumford River Recreation Programs; provided further, not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the park and recreation center for the town of Holbrook; provided further, that not less than $185,000 shall be expended for the Schooner Ernestina Commission; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the toddler park in the city of Woburn; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended on the recreational facilities of Woburn high school; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Methuen Parks and Recreation Department; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for eradication of invasive aquatic species in Lake Cochituate State Park; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Heritage State Park located in the Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided to the Lake Singletary Watershed Association; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Chandler Pond Preservation Society; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the print shop building at Brook Farm Reservation in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston; and provided further, that Watson's Pond state park in Taunton and Ames Nowell state park in Abington shall remain open and appropriately staffed to allow public swimming and recreation for the season

26,091,714 23,705,429  

Note:  Governor's veto was overridden.  Text in red reflects vetoed language.

Veto Explanation: I am striking language which earmarks funding for program not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
column definitions
SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
Expended

FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
Expended

FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 16,080 16,514 17,249 18,742 19,912 -625
Employee Benefits 658 634 790 896 827 -24
Operating Expenses 1,484 1,807 3,712 3,327 3,523 0
Grants & Subsidies 50 25 665 800 1,830 -1,738
TOTAL 18,271 18,980 22,416 23,765 26,092 -2,386

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=76%, Employee Benefits=3%, Operating Expenses=14%, Grants & Subsidies=7%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Town of Holbrook Holbrook200,000 -200,000  
Camp Marion Recreation Program Sutton250,000 -250,000  
Schooner Ernestina Commission educational programming New Bedford185,000 -92,500  
Middle, Garey and Commercial Streets, Weymouth Weymouth400,000 -400,000  
Woburn Toddler Park Woburn150,000 -150,000  
Woburn High School Woburn200,000 -200,000  
Methuen Parks and Recreation Methuen150,000 -150,000  
Invasive Species, Lake Cochituate Natick100,000 -100,000  
Roxbury Heritage State Park Boston / Roxbury100,000 -100,000  
Lake Singletary Watershed Association Millbury, Sutton50,000 -50,000  
Chandler Pond Preservation Society Boston / Allston, Boston / Brighton20,000 -20,000  
Brook Farm Reservation Boston / West Roxbury25,000 -25,000