Administration

Arts and Recreation Department Created

The Salida SteamPlant and Hot Springs Pool/Recreation Departments have merged to create the Arts and Recreation Department. Theresa Casey, formerly Recreation Manager, will head the department as Arts and Recreation Director with the support of Michael Varnum and the SteamPlant and Recreation staffs. Dara MacDonald, City Administrator, said she is pleased to make the announcement. […]

Notice of Public Hearing – 2014 Budget Amendment

Please take notice that a proposed 2014 Supplemental Budget concerning the appropriation and expenditure of moneys is being submitted to the city council of the City of Salida. 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 … more […]

Court Dismisses Budget Lawsuit

The Chaffee County District court today granted a Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit filed by Jeff Auxier concerning the annual budgets of the City of Salida. In his Order granting the Motion to Dismiss, Judge Barton agreed with the City of Salida that Mr. Auxier does not have an express or implied private cause of […]

Budget Questions Answered

New council woman Melodee Hallett requested some additional information regarding the proposed budget. In line with the City’s goals for transparency, Councilwoman Hallet’s questions followed by staff’s answers (“Q” & “A”) are being made available for all to review.  (Follow up responses or questions and answers are shown indented.) Q: There seems to be an imbalance of other […]

City’s “Document Library” has Financial Information Available

According to our website statistics, very few people access the financial information that is available. But, people do talk about it! For the past several years, details about the budget, actual revenues and disbursements have been published on the City’s website. Anyone interested in City finances can find a great deal of current and historical information including monthly disbursement […]

City of Salida Q3 financial report posted

Have you looked at the financial information available on the City of Salida website? Details about the budget and actual revenues and disbursements have been published on the City’s website as soon as available for the past several years. Anyone with an interest in City finances can find a lot of detail about the City’s […]

2014 Projects Planned

After a series of budget work sessions with the City Council, the list of capital projects planned for 2014 is set. The City’s current financial condition allows for all these projects to be paid with a combination of reserves and current revenue sources, including over $1.5 million in grants. Staff is finalizing project specifications and […]

Proposed 2014 Budget is available for Comment

Council will review the proposed 2014 budget during a special work session at 7:00 am on Tuesday, October 15th. The public hearing and adoption of the budget is scheduled for November 5th during the regular council meeting at 7:00 pm. Separate budgets for the City’s General Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, SteamPlant Event Center Fund, and the […]

Notice of Budget

Notice is hereby given that a proposed 2014 budget was submitted to the Salida City Council on October 1, 2013. 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 draft budget documents and a … more […]

Can retailers include sales tax in the price of the item sold?

Only in very few cases is it OK to include sales tax in the price charged to customers. Although governed by the state, this question comes up frequently at the City. We are posting this information for the education of local vendors in an effort to help them be in compliance! The Department of Revenue’s website has … more […]

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