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Notice of Budget

Notice is hereby given that a proposed 2011 budget has been submitted to the Salida City Council. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection at City Hall located in the Touber Building at 448 E. 1st Street, Suite 112 in Salida. The proposed budget was presented at the regular … more »

I am leaving for the winter, what can I do to stop my meter from freezing?

The Public Works Department will turn off/turn on your water one time per year for free. If you are leaving for the winter you have the option of turning your water off and having the meter placed in the bottom of the pit. This action will stop your usage fees but not the … more »

Placement of Election Signs

Now that election season is upon us the City would like to remind citizens to be mindful of the placement of election related signs. Election signs may be displayed on private property but are not allowed in the public right-of-way. Remember that in the City of Salida, private property begins on the house … more »

Election Information

As a follow up post to Mayor Rose’s column last week I would like to encourage citizens to attend the upcoming forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters in Salida and Buena Vista over the next three weeks. All forums are from 7-9 PM. Also, the statewide ballot issues affecting local finances are also of utmost interest … more […]

Be an informed voter

Fall remains my favorite time of year.  The beauty that is Chaffee County grabs the eye and the heart as the light makes its seasonal change.   Fall is also the season for elections.  Locally the most important issue on the ballot is 3A.  3A asks voters in the Salida R 32 J School District to approve a bond […]

How are Poncha Springs water and sewer customers affected by the 2010 agreement with Salida?

The following letter was mailed to all residents of the Town of Poncha Springs in April to explain changes in their future sewer billings. Dear Poncha Springs Resident: Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees for the Town of Poncha Springs (the Town or Poncha Springs) and the City Council of the City of Salida […]

How do I register my dog / cat with the City?

The City of Salida no longer requires dog or cat licenses. A voluntary registration program is available through the Arkansas Valley Humane Society if you wish to register your pet. Being included in AVHS’s database can help reconnect you with your pet in the event he or she is ever lost. The City’s registration requirement was […]

Whom do I call to report a street light that is not working?

719-539-5128 is the number to call to report a non-functioning streetlight to Xcel Energy. Their office hours are 7AM to 4PM. You may leave a message at that number if you are calling when the office is not open. Xcel Energy services street lights in town under a franchise agreement with the City. They will […]

Are landscaping permits still required?

Yes. You do need to apply for a permit with Public Works to landscape the parkway in front of your property. The permit is free. The parkway provides a buffer area between motorists driving on the streets and the pedestrian walkways. Water meter pits are often located in this area and need to be accessed by […]

The Benefits of Recreation-Things to do in the Fall

By Theresa Casey, Recreation Manager As the seasons change so do our physical activity habits. Don’t let the chill in the air and the earlier sunset keep you from recreating this winter. The benefits of recreation are abundant: recreation reduces stress and depression, promotes creative play and rejuvenates your body and mind. Wikipedia defines recreation […]

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