Get Active in 2011

Did you know the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds during the holiday season? There are tricks to avoiding this unwanted gain; don’t go to social engagements on an empty stomach, drink plenty of water, don’t forget those fruits and vegetables, and make time to keep up your physical activity. Resist that after meal ... more »

How is my water / sewer bill calculated?

The amount of your bill from the City of Salida (The Salida Utilities) for water and sewer service is made up of multiple components. Flat quarterly fees are charged for service from the time a tap is first purchased. Your bill also includes an amount for usage based on water meter readings.

  • Water usage charges for both residential ... more »

How much are Salida’s tap fees?

As of January 1, 2013, a single family residential tap fee for water and sewer within the city limits is $13,070 or $14,914 if the property is located in the "high zone." Most lots west of Holman Avenue are in the high zone, but check with city staff to be sure. The cost of a commercial ... more »

Unique Theater Stabilization Moves Forward

The City of Salida has entered into a construction agreement with Diesslin Structures, Inc. (“DSI”) for stabilization of the Unique Theater. Work is expected to begin as early as December 7, 2010 and will last approximately 4 weeks. Stabilization work will include only the minimum work necessary to abate the dangerous conditions identified by the ... more »

Mayor’s Thanksgiving Thoughts

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.   It is the perfect moment to give thanks for the incredible possibilities the world offers us.  For myself, it is a time to focus on appreciating the good things life in this country affords me and to re -commit to improving the life of those less ... more »

Thanksgiving closure of City Hall

City Hall will close at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 24th and remain closed Thursday and Friday in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open for business at 8:00 AM on Monday, November 29th. Please contact Chaffee County Dispatch at 719-539-2596 should you need to reach someone for an urgent matter over the long weekend.  Call 911 ... more »

Wastewater Safety Award, Project Update

The City of Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant Project has been advertised for bids. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held at 10:00 A.M. on November 5, 2010 at City Hall and then at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  There were 7 contractors in attendance, with a total of 24 people.  Bids will be received by the City ... more »

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. Background. Pursuant ... more »

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 ... more »

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.

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