CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA RECONCILIATION OF THE STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES OF GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS TO THE STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Year Ended June 30, 2010
Net Change in Fund Balances - Total Governmental Funds
Amounts reported for governmental activities in the statement of activities are different because:
Governmental funds report capital outlays as expenditures. However, in the statement of activities the costs of those assets are allocated over their estimated useful lives and are reported as depreciation expense. This is the amount by which capital outlays ($23,560,905) exceeded depreciation ($9,273,894) and the book value of capital asset disposals ($6,510) in the current period.
Revenues in the statement of activities that do not provide current financial resources are not reported as revenues in the funds.
The issuance of long-term debt provides current financial resources to governmental funds, while the repayment of the principal of long-term debt consumes the current financial resources of governmental funds. Neither transaction, however, has any effect on net assets. Also, governmental funds report the effect of issuance costs, premiums, discounts and similar items when debt is first issued, whereas these amounts are deferred and amortized in the statement of activities. This amount is the net effect of these differences in the treatment of long-term debt and related items.
Some expenses reported in the statement of activities do not require the use of current financial resources and, therefore, are not reported as expenditures in governmental funds.
Internal service funds are used by management to charge the costs of fleet management and insurance to individual funds. The net revenue (expense) of internal service funds is reported with governmental activities.
Change in Net Assets of Governmental Activities
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.