Question

The City of Bernard starts the year of 2015 with the following unrestricted amounts in its general fund: cash of $20,000 and investments of $70,000. In addition, it holds a small building bought on January 1, 2014, for general government purposes for $300,000 and related long-term debt of $240,000. The building is being depreciated on the straight-line method over 10 years. The interest rate is 10 percent. The general fund has four separate functions: general government, public safety, public works, and health and sanitation. Other information includes the following:

Receipts:
Property taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $510,000
Sales taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99,000
Dividend income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Charges for general government services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Charges for public safety services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,000
Charges for public works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000
Charges for health and sanitation services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,000
Charges for landfill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,000

Grant to be used for salaries for health workers
(no eligibility requirements) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Issued long-term note payable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200,000
Sold above investments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,000

Receivables at year-end:
Property taxes ($10,000 is expected to be uncollectible) . . . . . . . . . . 130,000

Payments:
Salary:
General government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90,000
Public safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94,000
Public works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,000
Health and sanitation (all from grant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22,000

Utilities:
General government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,000
Public safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,000
Public works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,000
Health and sanitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000

Insurance:
General government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Public safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,000
Public works (all prepaid as of the end of the year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,000
Health and sanitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000

Miscellaneous:
General government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,000
Public safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000
Public works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,000
Health and sanitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,000
Interest on previous debt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24,000
Principal payment on previous debt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,000
Interest on new debt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,000
Building (public works) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210,000
Equipment (public safety) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90,000
Public works supplies (30% still held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Investments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111,000

Ordered but not received:
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,000
Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,000

Due at end of year:
Salaries:
General government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,000
Public safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,000
Public works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000
The city leased a truck on the last day of the year. The first payment will be made at the end of the next year. Total payments will amount to $90,000 but have a present value of $64,000.
The city started a landfill this year that it is recording within its general fund. It is included as a public works function. Closure costs today would be $260,000 although the landfill is not expected to be filled for nine more years. The city has incurred no costs to date although the landfill is now 15 percent filled.
For the equipment and supplies that have been ordered but not yet received, the City Council (the highest decision-making body in the government) has voted to honor the commitment when the items are received.
The new building is being depreciated over 20 years using the straight-line method and no salvage value, whereas depreciation of the equipment is similar except that its life is only 10 years. Assume the city records a full year’s depreciation in the year of acquisition.
The investments are valued at $116,000 at year-end.

a. Prepare a statement of activities and a statement of net position for governmental activities for December 31, 2015, and the year then ended.
b. Prepare a statement of revenues, expenditures, and other changes in fund balances and a balance sheet for the general fund as of December 31, 2015, and the year then ended. Assume that the purchases method is being applied.



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