Funding & Budget Report
The 2017-18 Budget - In Progress:
The Board adopted the Provisional Budget for 2017-2018 without further changes at the Board meeting of April 14th. The budget document as adopted is the same as the Provisional Budget for 2017-2018 (pdf) immediately below.
Previously, CRFD's Provisional Budget for 2017-2018 and the LB-1 "Notice of Budget Hearing" scheduled for April 14th were posted for public review ("sunshined") as of Sun. 19 March 2017 for a minimum of 20 days as required by state law:
Printed versions of the Provisional Budget for 2017-18 and the LB-1 "Notice of Budget Hearing" were posted for public review at our south valley kiosk and our top road district kiosk. (See posting sites below.)
Earlier, the CRFD 2017-2018 Budget Committee held a public meeting on Sat., February 18th, 2017, to discuss the new budget.
As required by law, the Notice of the Budget Committee Meeting was publicly posted here on our website on 2/15/17 in advance of the meeting and and remains available here (pdf). The Notice was also posted at our district kiosks in advance of the meeting. (See posting sites below.)
Learn more about our annual budget process from the information on this page.
The Current Operating Budget:
The 2016-2017 Fiscal Budget:
The 2016-2017 Provisional Budget was reviewed, approved and adopted as the 2016-2017 Final Budget by the Board at its May 10th, 2016, Board Meeting.
With a one-line revision, the Provisional Budget as proposed is the same as the 2016-2017 Final Budget. The Final Budget as approved is accessible here (pdf):
The Colestin Rural Fire District Board of Directors approved the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 at the Fri. April 8th Board meeting.
Prior to the Budget's finalization and adoption, the 2016-2017 Provisional Budget was posted here for public review ("sunshining") from Sat. April 9th, 2016, to Tues., April 10th, 2016 (for more than the minimum of 20 days) as required by law.
The 2016-2017 Provisional Budget remains accessible here (in pdf format):
Also as required by law, the LB-1 Form announcing this meeting, "Notice of Budget Hearing," which also contains a budget summary, was also posted here from Sat. April 9th, 2016, to Tues., April 10th, 2016 (for more than the minimum of 20 days, as required by law), and remains accessible here (in pdf format):
Both the Provisional Budget and the LB-1 "Notice of Budget Hearing" were also publicly posted in printed form from Sat. April 9th, 2016, to Tues., April 10th, 2016, at our three kiosk locations within our district.
See Posting Sites for Public Display and Review below for details.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING ON MARCH 28, 2016
posted: 14 March 2016 - PDF version.
The Budget Committee:
Our Budget Committee members for the 2017-2018 Provisional Budget now under public review are: Sharron Halvorson, Lisa Buttrey and Karen Dwyer. Sharron and Lisa have served on the Committee for the past 16 years; Karen has served for the past 13 years.
The Board extends its sincere thanks and gratitude to this year's Budget Committee (Lisa Buttrey, Karen Dwyer, and Sharron Halvorson) for their very excellent expertise, and for the time they each give to work on the budget. Their commitment and dedication enables the budget process to be a smooth one for all involved, resulting in a workable, foresightful budget for our district's continued operational needs.
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.
Also on this page:
The Budget Process:
Every year, the operating budget is reviewed line by line by the CRFD 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 approved.
The Proposed ("Provisional") Budget is then "sunshined" for public review and 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 public review period, any concerns or questions raised by our constituent community members can be directed to any one of our Board members.
Comments, questions or concerns may also be brought up at the next Board meeting on the date as specified on the LB-1 Form ("Notice of Budget Hearing") 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 approved and adopted by the Board.
Once approved and adopted, the Final Budget is submitted to the Secretary of State in Oregon by or before June 30th.
Public Posting Sites for the Provisional (Proposed) Budget are:
Budgets are for fiscal years (July 1 through June 30). The following Budget report documents can be viewed/printed:
(PDF file format - requires free Adobe
Acrobat Reader software.)