The Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016
Following the Budget Committee's presentation of the Proposed
Annual Budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 and discussion with the
Board at the recent Board Meeting on March 10th, the Proposed Budget
was provisionally adopted by the Board at the same Meeting.
As required by law, the 2015-2016 Provisional Budget
is publicly posted and available for review ("sunshined")
for a 20-day period prior to its final review at the next Board
Meeting on April 14th (the date specified in the LB-1 Budget
Hearing Notice for the Proposed Budget document).
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 next Board meeting by any community members who wish to
attend. Any questions or concerns from community members will be
given due consideration before the Final Budget is adopted at the
April 14th Board Meeting.
The CRFD Provisional Budget for 2015-2016 is hereby
available for public viewing as of March 14th, 2015 for
a minimum of 20 days as required by Oregon State law:
The LB-1 Budget Hearing Notice for the Provisional Budget
for 2015-2016 is hereby available for public viewing as of March
14th, 2015 for a minimum of 20 days as required by Oregon
Offline (conventional) posting: Both of these
documents are also posted in several public locations within our
District. (Details below.)
The Budget Committee Meeting during the recent March 10th Board
Meeting was publicly noticed ahead of the Meeting, as required by
the Budget Committee Meeting Public Notice (pdf).
The Current Operating Budget: 2014-2015
(In effect from July 1st, 2014 until July
Budget for 2014-2015 (1
page - PDF format)
[The Proposed and Final Budgets are the same.]
The Colestin Rural Fire District 2014-2015 Proposed Budget was
approved and adopted as the 2014-2015 Final Budget and was submitted
to the State of Oregon prior to the June 30th, 2014, deadline for
Prior to this, the 2014-2015 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.
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 20-day period. [Note: this was changed in 2013 by the State
of Oregon from 30 days 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 next Board meeting on the date specified
in the LB-1 Budget Hearing Notice for the Proposed Budget document
by any 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: