Funding & Budget Report

Next Year's Budget: 2018-19:

This year's Budget Committee held its first public meeting on March 9th, 2018, at the Hilt Church.

The Budget Committee met at 6:00 PM; the regular CRFD Board meeting took place following the Budget Committee meeting. Both meetings were open to the public.

As required by law, as of Sun. February 11, 2018, the Notice of the Budget Committee's first public meeting was publicly posted: Budget Committee Public Meeting Notice. This notice was also posted at our two main district kiosks (on the Mt. Ashland Ski Rd. and on lower Colestin Rd).

The proposed Provisional Budget for 2018-2019 was published here on our website's Budget page and in printed form at our south district kiosk on Colestin Rd. on Thurs. April 12th, 2018, and was "sunshined" for public review for the required 20 days minimum prior to being approved at the May 8th CRFD Board meeting:

The CRFD Board of Directors approved and adopted the proposed Provisional Budget for 2018-2019 without any further changes at the May 8th Board meeting, and it will be filed with the state of Oregon well ahead of the June 30th deadline. The proposed Provisional Budget is the same as the Final Budget (as above).

Our Board members thank our three Budget Committee members, Lisa Buttrey, Sharron Halvorson, and Karen Dwyer, for their dedication and all of their hard work on the budget once again this year.

Information about the budget process is available elsewhere on this page (see links above).

The Current Operating Budget:

The 2017-2018 Fiscal Budget:  

The Board adopted the Provisional Budget for 2017-2018 without further changes at the Board meeting of April 14th. The Final Budget document is the same as the Provisional Budget for 2017-2018 (pdf) immediately below.

Previously, CRFD's Provisional Budget for 2017-2018 and the LB-1 "Notice of Budget Hearing" scheduled for April 14th were posted for public review ("sunshined") as of Sun. 19 March 2017 for a minimum of 20 days as required by state law:

Printed versions of the Provisional Budget for 2017-18 and the LB-1 "Notice of Budget Hearing" were posted for public review at our south valley kiosk and our top road district kiosk. (See posting sites below.)

Earlier, the CRFD 2017-2018 Budget Committee held a public meeting on Sat., February 18th, 2017, to discuss the new budget.

As required by law, the Notice of the Budget Committee Meeting was publicly posted here on our website on 2/15/17 in advance of the meeting and remains available here (pdf). The Notice was also posted at our district kiosks in advance of the meeting. (See posting sites below.)

Learn more about our annual budget process from the information on this page.

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The Budget Process:

Every year, the operating budget is reviewed line by line by the CRFD Budget Committee for the Board of Directors and the Chief, usually starting at the March Board meeting. Any needed changes are discussed.

During subsequent meetings, any further recommendations and changes are discussed, and upon approval, are incorporated into the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

Once all changes are finalized, the Budget committee presents a final review of the proposed budget. If there are no additional changes at that time, the budget is tentatively approved.

The Proposed ("Provisional") Budget is then "sunshined" for public review and comment for a 20-day period. [Note: this was changed in 2013 by the State of Oregon from 30 days to 20 days for publicly posted notices within the district.]

During this public review period, any concerns or questions raised by our constituent community members can be directed to any one of our Board members.

Comments, questions or concerns may also be brought up at the next Board meeting on the date as specified on the LB-1 Form ("Notice of Budget Hearing") by any community members who wish to attend.

Any questions or concerns from community members will be given due consideration before the Final Budget is approved and adopted by the Board.

Once approved and adopted, the Final Budget is submitted to the Secretary of State in Oregon by or before June 30th.

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The Budget Committee:

Our Budget Committee members for the 2018-2019 Budget are: Lisa Buttrey, Sharron Halvorson, and Karen Dwyer. Lisa and Sharron have served on the Committee for the past 17 years; Karen has served for the past 14 years.

The Board extends its sincere thanks and gratitude to our Budget Committee for their very excellent expertise, and for the time they each give to work on the budget. Their commitment and dedication enables the budget process to be a smooth one for all involved, resulting in a workable, foresightful budget for our district's continued operational needs.

The committee continues to be assisted by Teri Thomas, who serves on the Board and is also our Board Treasurer. Teri's background in accounting is a wonderful resource for the Board, and we are very fortunate to have her help and expertise in assisting with the budget preparation.

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Public Posting Sites for the Provisional (Proposed) Budget are:

  • in CRFD's bulletin case at the postal kiosk on the lower end of the Mt. Ashland Ski Road (approx. mile marker one, on the left, adjacent to the covered postal lock boxes and row of mail boxes);

  • in the bulletin case at our new kiosk (to the right of our fire indicator sign structure) at the south end of the valley on Colestin Rd. near the Oregon-California border;

  • here on our website's Budget page, where documents can be viewed, downloaded and printed.

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Previous Budgets:

Budgets are for fiscal years (July 1 through June 30). The following Budget report documents can be viewed/printed:

(PDF file format - requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.)

Previous Budgets

2016-17 The CRFD 2016-2017 Final Budget
[The Proposed and Final Budgets are the same.]
2015-16 The CRFD 2015-2016 Provisional [also Final] Budget
2014-15 Budget for 2014-2015   (1 page, PDF format)
[The Proposed and Final Budgets are the same.]
2013-14 Budget for 2013-2014 (1 page, PDF format)
[The Proposed and Final Budgets are the same.]
2012-13 Budget for 2012-2013  (PDF format, 92.6 KB).
["Proposed" budget is same as "Final" for this year.]
2011-12 Budget for 2011-2012
 ["Proposed" Budget is same as "Final" for this year]
2010-11 The 2010-2011 Budget
 ["Proposed" Budget is same as "Final" for this year]
2009-10 The 2009-2010 Budget  
["Proposed" Budget is same as "Final" for this year]
2008-09 The 2008-2009 Budget
2007-08 The 2007-2008 Budget
2006-07 The 2006-2007 Budget
2005-06 The 2005-2006 Budget
2004-05 The 2004-2005 Budget
2003-04 The 2003-2004 Budget

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