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Funding & Budget Report

 

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 State law:

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 law:

View the Budget Committee Meeting Public Notice (pdf).

 

Also on this page:

 

The Current Operating Budget: 2014-2015

 (In effect from July 1st, 2014 until July 1st, 2015:)

CRFD 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 filing.

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.

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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 approved.

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.

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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 new kiosk;
  • on our fire danger indicator structure in the south end of the valley on Colestin Rd. near Hilt;
  • and here on our website.

 

Previous Budgets:

The following Budget report documents can be viewed/printed:

(PDF file format - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.)

 

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