Administration

2011 Sales Tax Collections Set Record

During the February 21st council meeting, Treasurer Rogers reported 2011 was a record year for sales tax. Salida collected $3,678,962 from sales within the City. This figure equates to taxable sales within the city of $122.6 million. Previously, the record for taxable sales was $122.1 million set in 2008. For sales within the City, tax […]

In Progress: Land Use Code Update

The City Council has been diligently working to update the Salida Municipal Code over the past year.  The final chapter remaining is Chapter 16, “Land Use and Development”.  The Council will be reviewing a number of policy questions during their morning work session beginning at 8:30 on Tuesday, February 21st at the City Council Chambers […]

New Faces at the City

The City of Salida welcomes three new employees. John Oliver Williams from Eagle, Colorado started Wednesday, February 8, as the new Salida Police Officer. A graduate of Colorado Mountain College Colorado Law Enforcement Academy, Williams said, “I’m excited to be here and meet community members. I’m ready to get started on the job.” On having […]

City Announces New Deputy City Clerk

Audrey Gilpin has been selected to serve as the new Deputy City Clerk for the City of Salida, Interim City Administrator Dara MacDonald announced Friday. Starting with the City in November 2011, Gilpin has served as the administrative assistant as well as acting deputy city clerk. Previously, Gilpin was a reporter for The Mountain Mail. […]

Salida Celebrates Change and Success in 2011

The citizens of Salida have much to celebrate this holiday season.  Despite the sluggish economy, the City has continued to provide a high level of basic services and to complete a number of exciting projects and improvements around the City in 2011. In addition to the routine maintenance of streets, parks and facilities that the […]

City Administrator Search

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself and describe the process of recruiting and selecting Salida’s next City Administrator. As many of you know, our previous Adminstrator, Jack Lewis, left to assume a comparable position for the City of Blackhawk. My name is Harry Brull, and my wife and I relocated to Salida in […]

Budget Update

Following numerous work sessions with staff and elected officials, a revised draft of the  2012 budget is now available. The “budget message” – a narrative that describing important information about the budget and services delivered by the City – continues to be revised as various changes are made up until the point the budget … more […]

City Announces 2012 Budget Timeline

A preliminary 2012 budget was submitted to the city council last week. During upcoming work sessions, we will ask the council to review priorities and determine funding for various projects and areas of operations next year. This article provides an overview of the 2012 budget timeline and input process.  Timeline: Proposed budget submitted to council […]

Notice of Budget

Notice is hereby given that a proposed 2012 budget was 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 will be discussed at a council … more »

Disconnecting from the City’s Utility Service

When City Council repealed and reenacted Chapter 13, Municipal Utilities, of the Salida Municipal Code earlier this year, a provision was added regarding the disconnection of service. Section 13-2-210 provides that “any property owner who desires to disconnect a water or wastewater service line must give written notice to the City.” We developed a form […]