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Request for Proposals – Occupational Tax Compliance Audits

The City of Salida requests sealed proposals for auditing the tax revenue compliance of lodgers operating within the City for reporting periods during 2009 and 2010. Scope of Services. A contract for professional services shall be awarded for a firm to perform audit specifically designed to ensure lodgers’ compliance with occupation taxes assessed by the City. […]

Zoning in the Salida Municipal Planning Area

As many people are aware Chaffee County has been working on revisions to the zoning code for several years. As that work progresses, a necessary step is to examine the zoning throughout the County. Each of the municipalities in the county has been asked to make recommendations on the zoning in the areas surrounding their […]

Budget Constraints Challenge City Staff to Review Services Provided

The annual budget process is nearing completion. Earlier this week the public hearing for the proposed 2011 budget was continued until the November 16th council meeting. At that time we expect City Council to finalize the document that essentially becomes our operating plan for the coming year. Even without the severe reduction in revenue faced in this election, the City has difficult choices on how to allocate available funds. Over the next several months, staff will evaluate services provided to residents and visitors and will propose changes.

Expectations for the level of basic public services and quality of life amenities are not the same for all citizens. As we continue to evaluate what services we provide and where we spend taxpayer dollars, we welcome your input.

Come learn about economic development, jobs, and the Chaffee County economy

Chaffee County undergoes an assessment approximately every five years to determine economic development projects and priorities. The Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDDS), which is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is required to formulate a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for each of the twelve counties within the District. The process, known as […]

Election Season

My wife and I have done a fair bit of travel in Colorado over the past month.  Turning on the television in the hotel reminded me of the benefits our family derives from not having a television in the house.  It also reinforced the absurdity of our election process. Juxtaposed with the viewing of election […]

Advertisement for bids – 2.7 MGD Wastewater Treatment Facility

Separate sealed bids will be received by the City of Salida for the construction of a 2.7 MGD Wastewater Treatment Facility. Please note that the City issued an addendum to this request for bids on November 12th to extend the deadline until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 9th at which time the sealed bids will … more […]

Pet Vaccination Clinic to be held on November 6

The Salida Police Department is hosting a “Rabies Clinic” as an opportunity for Salida area residents to have their dogs and cats vaccinated at reduced costs. Refreshments will be provided. Please call 539-6880 if you have questions. When:  Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Where: Scout Hut – 210 East Sackett, Salida, […]

Fall events at the SteamPlant

An Evening of Movies & Inspiration…tonight from 7-10 p.m. Telluride MountainFilm on Tour and dZi Foundation presents films from the Telluride Mountainfilm festival, featuring outdoor adventure, mountaineering and environmental and social messages. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Salida Mountain Sports and the SteamPlant box office. This year the ArtWorks Registry Show, Valley […]

What do I do about my water if I am leaving for the winter?

If you are leaving for the winter, Public Works will come to your residence and turn you water off and on for one time free per year. You also have the option of having them take your meter out and placing it in the bottom of the meter pit. Shutting your water off … more »

Comprehensive Plan Workshop

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Thursday, October 14th. On this evening there will be a public workshop to discuss the draft Salida Comprehensive Plan and the results of the recent priorities survey. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the SteamPlant Ballroom, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Public participation is … more […]

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