On this page:

Next Year's Budget
The Current Operating Budget
The Special Supplemental Budget for 2021-22
The Budget Process
The Budget Officer and Electors
Posting Sites for Public Display and Review
Previous Budgets

Next Year's Budget: Fiscal Year 2022-23 - Overview:

Early in 2022 the Board formally appointed Lisa Buttrey as the Budget Officer for this year’s budget cycle. Three electors who will work with the Budget Officer have also been appointed (Sharron Halvorson, Karen Dwyer and Betsy Bradshaw). The budget will be developed and then presented to the Board during the successive months.

The budget should be completed by the end of May. In April the tentative proposed budget will be shared with the Board and Electors and approved, and in May, a budget will be discussed and passed, and then submitted to the State before the June 30th deadline.

Budget Development to Date:

Proposed FY 2022-23 Budget for "sunshining" (public review)

The provisional FY 2022-23 budget was presented at the 4/21/22 Board and Budget meeting by CRFD's Budget Officer, Lisa Buttrey, and was reviewed and discussed by the Budget Electors and Board members. With minor adjustments, the budget was approved by the Board for sunshining (public review).

Posted 4/22/22 - During the next 20 days, as required by law, the FY 2022-23 Proposed Budget and LB-1 Notice of Budget Hearing for the FY 2022-23 Proposed Budget are hereby posted and available for review and comment to the public:

The FY 2022-23 Proposed Budget (pdf format - 2 pages)

LB-1 Notice of Budget Hearing for FY 2022-23 Proposed Budget (pdf format - 2 pages)

Comments during the review period may be directed to any Board member, and may be presented at the next (May 12th) Board meeting prior to the final approval of the budget.

The proposed FY 2022-23 budget may also be viewed at CRFD's information kiosks within the district at our posting sites (see below).


Posted 3/29/22  -  Budget Committee Meeting Notice

This meeting is to discuss the FY 2022-23 budget, to be held Thurs. April 21st at 6 pm at the Hilt Church.

View the Budget Committee Meeting Notice as a:

- pdf document or as a

- JPG image.

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The Current Operating Budget: Fiscal Year 2021-22

As publicly noticed, the Colestin Rural Fire District held a public meeting to discuss the budget for 2021-2022 on April 20, 2021 at the Hilt Church, Hilt, CA., (with social distancing procedures in effect).

The Budget Officer, Lisa Buttrey, presented the draft budget to the Budget Committee and Board of Directors; while there was opportunity for public input on the draft budget at this meeting, there was none.

The draft budget was approved with no significant changes and was publicly available for review as of April 21st, 2021, for the required 20 days prior to the next meeting on May 11, 2021, when the final budget was adopted. See below for details.

Posted 4/21/21:

The 2021-2022 CRFD Sunshine (Final) Budget (pdf)

The LB-1 Notice of Budget Hearing (pdf)

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The CRFD Budget Officer and Electors held a publicly noticed public Zoom meeting to discuss a supplemental budget for 2021-2022 on Nov 30, 2021 at 6 p.m. The Board of Directors accepted public input on the preliminary budget (there was none).

Following the Special Supplemental Budget Meeting on Nov. 30, 2021, as of Dec. 1st, 2021, the revised 2021-22 Supplemental Budget 2021-11-11 was publicly available for review ("sunshined") here on this page and at our district kiosks, for the legally required 20 days prior to the final supplemental budget hearing at the board meeting on Dec. 21, 2021.

The public meeting to adopt the final supplemental budget was held on Dec 21, 2021 at 6 p.m. at the Hilt Church in Hilt, CA. This final LB1 Notice of Budget Hearing Supplemental Budget 2021-22 was also publicly noticed (here on this page and at our district kiosks).

NOTE: CRFD's December Board meeting date was changed from Dec. 14th to Dec. 21st in order that the 20-day required timeline for "sunshining" the Supplemental Budget to the public could be met.

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The Budget Process:

Every year, the operating budget is presented by the Budget Officer and reviewed line by line by the CRFD Budget Committee (the Board of Directors and two Electors from the community) usually starting at the March Board meeting. Any needed changes are discussed.

A tentative proposed budget is usually presented and discussed at the April Board meeting. Any further recommendations and changes are discussed, and upon approval, are incorporated into the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

CRFD's Proposed (Provisional) Budget and the LB-1 "Notice of Budget Hearing" are then posted for public review and comment ("sunshined") for a minimum of 20 days as required by state law. [Note: The State of Oregon changed the time requirement in 2013 from 30 days to 20 days for budget-related notices requiring public posting within a fire district.] (See posting sites below.)

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 May 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 all changes are finalized, the Budget committee presents a final review of the proposed budget at the May Board meeting. If there are no additional changes at that time, the proposed budget is approved as the Final Budget 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 Officer and Electors:

Each year, the Board appoints a Budget Officer to produce and present the next year's budget; two Electors from the community (not on the Board) also participate in this process. (To see current members, see Next Year's Budget, above.)

Previously, the budget was formulated by a three-member Budget Committee. Members for the last budget committee were Lisa Buttrey, Sharron Halvorson, and Karen Dwyer. Lisa and Sharron served on the Committee for 20 years; Karen served for 17 years.

The Board extends its sincere thanks and gratitude to our Budget personnel 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 budget for our district's continued operational needs.

The Budget 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 extremely fortunate to have her help and expertise in assisting with the budget preparation.

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Public Posting Sites for Budget documents:

bullet 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);

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

bullet Online on our website's Budget page (this 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
2021-22 Special Supplemental Budget for 2021-22 (Final)
2021-22 The 2021-2022 CRFD Sunshine (Final) Budget
2020-21 2020-21 Budget Approved 20200417 2 pgs (pdf) [This was the Final Budget.]
2019-20 2019-20 CRFD Approved Proposed Budget for Sunshining  (pdf) [This was also the Approved Final Budget.]
2018-19 CRFD Provisional Budget 2018-2019 (pdf)  
[This was also the Final Budget for 2018-2019.]
2017-18 Provisional Budget for 2017-2018
(also the Final Budget) (pdf)
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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