The Current Operating Budget: 2013-2014
(In effect from July 1st, 2013 until July
The Colestin Rural Fire District 2013-2014 Proposed Budget was
approved and adopted as the Final Budget for 2013-2014 and was submitted
to the State of Oregon prior to the June 30th, 2013, deadline for
Prior to this, the 2013-2014 Budget as proposed was available for
public review and comment for a minimum period of 30 days, posted
on this website as well as in printed form in designated locations
within the local community.
View the CRFD
Final Budget for 2013-14 (1 page, PDF format)
[The Proposed Budget was adopted without changes, so the Proposed
and Final Budget documents are the same.]
View the LB-1
Notice of Public Hearing for the CRFD Proposed Budget
for 2013-14 on May 10th, 2013 (2 pages, PDF
The Budget Committee:
Our Budget Committee members for the new 2014-2015
Budget now being prepared are: Sharron Halvorson, Lisa Buttrey and
Karen Dwyer. Sharron and Lisa have served on the Committee for the
past 13 years; Karen has served for the past 10 years.
We are very thankful for their work on this year's budget, and
are grateful for the knowledge and experience that they each bring
to the task of preparing and finalizing the budget, and for the
time they give to do it.
The committee continues to be assisted by Teri Thomas, who serves
on the Board and is also our Board Treasurer. Teri's background
in accounting is a wonderful resource for the Board, and we are
very fortunate to have her help and expertise with the budget preparation.
The Budget Process:
Every year, the operating budget is reviewed line by line by the
Budget Committee for the Board of Directors and the Chief, usually
starting at the March Board meeting. Any needed changes are discussed.
During subsequent meetings, any further recommendations and changes
are discussed, and upon approval are incorporated into the proposed
budget for the next fiscal year. Once all changes are finalized,
the Budget committee presents a final review of the proposed budget.
If there are no additional changes at that time, the budget is tentatively
The Proposed Budget is then "sunshined" for public comment
for a 30-day period. [Note: this was changed in 2013 by the State
of Oregon to 20 days for publicly posted notices within the district.]
During this period, any concerns or questions raised by our constituent
community members can be directed to our Board members, or brought
up at the May Board meeting (or last Budget board meeting, as posted
per the published agenda) by those community members who wish to
attend. Any questions or concerns from community members will be
given due consideration before the Final Budget is adopted. Once
adopted, the Final Budget is submitted to the Secretary of State
in Oregon by June 30th.
Public Posting Sites are:
CRFD's kiosk bulletin case on the lower end of the Mt. Ashland
Ski Road (approx. mile marker one, on the left, adjacent to the
covered postal lock boxes and row of mail boxes); CRFD's Fire Station
One at 1700 Colestin Road; on our fire danger indicator structure
in the south end of the valley on Colestin Rd. near Hilt; and here
on our website.