The Colestin Rural Fire District is no longer operational. As a courtesy to our local community, this website will continue to be maintained on a limited basis and for a limited period of time; however, we are no longer liable for responding to fire calls, medical calls, or any other emergencies. We have not yet been annexed into Jackson County Fire District 5, although we will have their support during fire season, so at this time, District 5 is not primarily responsible for responses within our district. Instead, all calls should be directed to 9-1-1. The appropriate resources will be dispatched accordingly, and as they are available.

Posted 12/9/23: A Supplemental Budget Hearing will take place at the December Board meeting on the 14th. The Budget Hearing is hereby noticed:

LB-SBH 2023-24 Supplemental Budget #2 20231106.pdf


Also on this page:

Next Year's Budget
The Current Operating Budget
The Budget Process
The Budget Officer and Electors
Posting Sites for Public Display and Review
Previous Budgets

Next Year's Budget: Fiscal Year 2023-24
  - Overview & Budget Development to Date:

At the Feb. 2023 Board Meeting, the Board formally appointed Lisa Buttrey as the Budget Officer for this year’s budget cycle. Three electors who work with the Budget Officer were also appointed (Sharron Halvorson, Karen Dwyer and Betsy Bradshaw).

The tentative proposed budget was developed and presented to the Board and Electors at the April Board meeting. At that meeting, the budget was approved for "sunshining" to the public (public review), starting April 21st until May 11 (the date of the May Board meeting), for a total of 20 days, as required by law:

Fri., April 21st, 2023

CRFD's Budget Committee met on Thurs., April 20th, 2023, as publicly noticed, and reviewed the proposed 2023-24 annual budget.

With minor changes, the Board and the Budget Committee Electors approved the proposed budget for "sunshining" to the public for 20 days.

It is hereby published, starting 4/21/23, and presented for public review and comment:

2023-24 Sunshined Budget 20230421 (pdf; 2 pages)

LB-1 23-24 Budget 20230420 - Notice of Budget Hearing on May 11th, 2023 (pdf; 2 pages)

Anyone having questions or comments about CRFD's budget may speak to any Board member during this public review period, and that information will be considered at the next Board meeting on May 11th before the proposed budget is approved and becomes the final budget.

At the May Board meeting, the budget will be discussed, with any public comments taken into consideration; with any needed last changes, the budget will then be passed. The Budget Officer will then submit the final approved budget to the State before the June 30th deadline.

More information about our budget process is available below.

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The Current Operating Budget: Fiscal Year 2022-23

The 2022-2023 CRFD Sunshined (Final) Budget 20220422 (pdf, single page)

The 2022-2023 CRFD Sunshined (Final) Budget 20220422 (pdf, 2 pages)

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The Budget Process:

Every year, the operating budget is presented by the Budget Officer and reviewed line by line by the CRFD Budget Committee (the Board of Directors and two Electors from the community) usually starting at the March Board meeting. Any needed changes are discussed.

A tentative proposed budget is usually presented and discussed at the April Board meeting. Any further recommendations and changes are discussed, and upon approval, are incorporated into the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

CRFD's Proposed (Provisional) Budget and the LB-1 "Notice of Budget Hearing" are then posted for public review and comment ("sunshined") for a minimum of 20 days as required by state law. [Note: The State of Oregon changed the time requirement in 2013 from 30 days to 20 days for budget-related notices requiring public posting within a fire district.] (See posting sites below.)

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 May 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 all changes are finalized, the Budget committee presents a final review of the proposed budget at the May Board meeting. If there are no additional changes at that time, the proposed budget is approved as the Final Budget and adopted.

The Final Budget is submitted to the Secretary of State in Oregon by or before June 30th.

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The Budget Officer and Electors:

Each year, the Board appoints a Budget Officer to produce and present the next year's budget; two Electors from the community (not on the Board) also participate in this process. (To see current members, see Next Year's Budget, above.)

Previously, the budget was formulated by a three-member Budget Committee. Members for the last budget committee were Lisa Buttrey, Sharron Halvorson, and Karen Dwyer. Lisa and Sharron served on the Committee for 20 years; Karen served for 17 years.

The Board extends its sincere thanks and gratitude to our Budget personnel 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 budget for our district's continued operational needs.

The Budget 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 extremely fortunate to have her help and expertise in assisting with the budget preparation.

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Public Posting Sites for Budget documents:

bullet In CRFD's bulletin case at the postal kiosk 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);

bullet In the bulletin case at our south valley kiosk (to the right of our fire indicator sign structure) at the south end of the district on Colestin Rd. near the Oregon-California border;

bullet Online on our website's Budget page (this page), where documents can be viewed, downloaded and printed.

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Previous Budgets:

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.)

Previous Budgets
2021-22 Special Supplemental Budget for 2021-22 (Final)
2021-22 The 2021-2022 CRFD Sunshine (Final) Budget
2020-21 2020-21 Budget Approved 20200417 2 pgs (pdf) [This was the Final Budget.]
2019-20 2019-20 CRFD Approved Proposed Budget for Sunshining  (pdf) [This was also the Approved Final Budget.]
2018-19 CRFD Provisional Budget 2018-2019 (pdf)  
[This was also the Final Budget for 2018-2019.]
2017-18 Provisional Budget for 2017-2018
(also the Final Budget) (pdf)
2016-17 The CRFD 2016-2017 Final Budget
[The Proposed and Final Budgets are the same.]
2015-16 The CRFD 2015-2016 Provisional [also Final] Budget
2014-15 Budget for 2014-2015   (1 page, PDF format)
[The Proposed and Final Budgets are the same.]
2013-14 Budget for 2013-2014 (1 page, PDF format)
[The Proposed and Final Budgets are the same.]
2012-13 Budget for 2012-2013  (PDF format, 92.6 KB).
["Proposed" budget is same as "Final" for this year.]
2011-12 Budget for 2011-2012
 ["Proposed" Budget is same as "Final" for this year]
2010-11 The 2010-2011 Budget
 ["Proposed" Budget is same as "Final" for this year]
2009-10 The 2009-2010 Budget  
["Proposed" Budget is same as "Final" for this year]
2008-09 The 2008-2009 Budget
2007-08 The 2007-2008 Budget
2006-07 The 2006-2007 Budget
2005-06 The 2005-2006 Budget
2004-05 The 2004-2005 Budget
2003-04 The 2003-2004 Budget

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