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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

As publicly noticed, the Colestin Rural Fire District held a public meeting to discuss the budget for 2021-2022 on April 20, 2021 at the Hilt Church, Hilt, CA., (with social distancing procedures in effect).

The Budget Officer, Lisa Buttrey, presented the draft budget to the Budget Committee and Board of Directors; while there was opportunity for public input on the draft budget at this meeting, there was none.

The draft budget was approved with no significant changes and is now publicly available for review as of April 21st, 2021, for the required 20 days prior to the next meeting on May 11, 2021 at 6 P.M., when the final budget will be adopted. See below for details.

Posted 4/21/21:

The 2021-2022 CRFD Sunshine Budget (pdf)

The LB-1 Notice of Budget Hearing (pdf)

Next Year's Budget: 2021-22

Lisa Buttrey has offered to serve as our Budget Officer again this year. At our January Board meeting, the Board officially appointed Lisa as our Budget Officer for this year’s budget cycle. Previous budget elector Sharron Halvorson, also a previous budget committee member for many years, will again serve as an elector. Betsy Bradshaw will serve as the 2nd elector.

Lisa provided the schedule for the budget process to the Board and the Electors. The budget should be completed by the end of May. In April the tentative proposed budget will be shared with the Board and Electors and approved, and in May, a budget will be discussed and passed, and then submitted to the State before the June 30th deadline.

The Current Operating Budget: Fiscal Year 2020-21

The 2020-21 Budget was signed and sent to the State of Oregon Secretary of State before the June 30th, 2020, deadline, as required by law.

Prior to that, at the May 12th Board meeting, the tentative budget was approved and adopted. The 2020-21 Budget Approved 20200417 2 pgs (pdf) and LB-1 Notice of Budget Hearing 20200512 2 pgs (pdf) documents were posted and available here as of 4/20/20.

The budget committee meeting notice document (Budget Committee Meeting - 4-17-20 (pdf format), Budget Committee Meeting - 4-17-20 (JPG image) ) held on April 17th, 2020, was posted and available as of 3/23/20.

The LB1 Notice of Hearing for the 2019-20 Supplemental Budget (pdf) held on March 13th, 2020, and the Budget Worksheet Supplemental 2019-20 (pdf), were posted and available as of Thurs., Feb. 20th.

Public notice of the Notice of budget hearing (pdf) on February 14, 2020, was posted and available as of Mon., Feb. 3rd.

Key dates
for the 2020-21 Current Operating Budget budget process were:

April 17th (Fri.): At the Board's monthly meeting, our newly appointed Budget Officer, Lisa Buttrey, presented a draft Annual Budget to the Budget Committee (the Board and Electors from the community) for approval; following discussion and any recommended changes, the Board adopted the tentative Budget.

April 21st (no later than): The tentative adopted Budget was "sunshined" to the public (posted here on our Budget page and at our two main district kiosks) for comment and review for a minimum of 20 days, as required by law.

May 12th (Tues.): At the Board's monthly meeting, after discussion, the tentative Budget was approved as the Final Budget and adopted by the Board.

Before June 30th: The approved and adopted Final Budget was filed with the State of Oregon's Office of the Secretary of State, as required by law.

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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, for the 2019-2020 Budget, were Lisa Buttrey, Sharron Halvorson, and Karen Dwyer. Lisa and Sharron served on the Committee for 18 years; Karen served for 15 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 very 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
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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