Budget Shortfalls Avoided

Those who have followed the public meetings and articles about the city budget may have picked up conflicting messages. Earlier this year, we expected a shortfall for 2010. Budget work sessions for 2011 led off with similar concerns. Recently, we discussed how much reserves will increase and future resources will be freed up after final ... more »

Unique Theatre Headline Misleading

RE: Clarification of the City of Salida’s position and response to the ownership of the Unique Theater regarding the abatement of the unsafe condition. The headline in the Mountain Mail on Wednesday December 8th was inaccurate and misleading regarding the City’s position on the abatement of the unsafe condition of the Unique Theater.  The City has ... more »

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 »

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