Administration

City Launches Facebook Page

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk Mark Zuckerberg, creator of the social media phenomenon Facebook, once said, “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” At the City, we hear the word “transparency” often, and we are making daily strides to improve our communication with the public. In an effort […]

Quarterly Billing Will Remain; Summer Sewer Usage Charge May Change

As was recently reported in the Mountain Mail, staff spoke to the City Council during the May 15 work session about the pros and cons of a switch from quarterly to monthly utility billing. This topic has been dropped due to a lack of direction from Council to pursue the change. The second topic, also discussed […]

Additional Water Bill Questions Addressed

This article is a follow up to one posted May 8th to address questions from a citizen about water bills. After responding to the initial six questions City staff received another five questions, which are addressed below. Readers may need to refer back to that May 8th post for the context of some of … more […]

City Responds to Water Bill Questions

A group of citizens attended the May 1st City Council meeting and brought with them a list of questions about Salida’s water bills and funds. We are posting these questions along with the City’s responses for all members of the community to read in an effort toward greater transparency about the billing methodology. In addition, […]

MacDonald named City Administrator

MacDonald named City Administrator

The Salida City Council is pleased to announce Interim City Administrator and Community Development Director Dara MacDonald has accepted the position of City Administrator, pending approval of the employment agreement. The agreement will be reviewed at the regular City Council meeting May … more »

Property Owners Encouraged to Read the Municipal Utilities Code

A letter is being sent to all realty offices with addresses listed in the City of Salida as a proactive step toward improving communication about water and wastewater services in Salida. In the spirit of “being open for business,” the staff at the City would like to help the real estate community better serve their […]

Water and Sewer Bills Mailed Out Today

Once every three months, that dreaded bill arrives! This post addresses a few details about the water and sewer billing process. Bills are mailed on the last day of each quarter and payment is due one month later. Charges are for a three-month period but are often compared to monthly rates in other places. Salida’s

City Administrator Finalists Public Forum hosted by League of Women Voters

A public forum for the Salida City Administrator Finalists will be held at 7 p.m. April 5 in Salida City Council Chambers, 448 East First Street.  The forum is hosted by the League of Women Voters Chaffee County. The candidates are Richard Bellis of Taos, New Mexico, Scott Hahn of Salida, Mark Heller of Golden […]

City Clerk Update: Liquor Server Training and Special Events

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk A free liquor server training class will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. March 28 at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 CR 120. Brian Osterhouse with the Colorado Department of Revenue, Liquor Enforcement Division, will conduct the class. The class is sponsored by the City of Salida and Chaffee County. […]

Audit of City Draws to a Close

Today wraps up the week long audit by an independent accounting firm hired by the City. The auditors review agreements, read minutes from meetings, and conduct a variety of detail and analytical testing procedures on the city’s financial records in order to express their opinion as to whether the City’s financial statements and supplemental information […]