From the Mayor

It all comes down to revenue

Government is here to serve. But it all comes down to revenue. As revenue diminishes our expectations of what all governments can do should also diminish. Now is the time to consider what are the core services Salida should provide and how we, the citizens, are willing to pay for them.

City

Rates to be increased for water service

A draft water rate study recently completed by the city’s engineering firm Schmueser Gordon Meyer (SGM) is now available for review on the city’s website. The study indicates rates are well below the required level to pay for the cost of the plant and water system. Alternatives for increasing rates will be considered by the council at the regular meetings scheduled on March 1 and March 15. Public comment may be considered at both meetings; however, the official public hearing will be held as part of the March 15 meeting.

Announcements

HRRMC Auxiliary installs new officers

Auxiliary members provide vital services to patients and staff at HRRMC. They deliver the local paper and fresh coffee to patients in their rooms weekday mornings, and work in many hospital departments and the hospital’s outlying clinics.

Health and Wellness

HRRMC in negotiations to purchase BV Clinic

“We are early in the process and are working on getting an appraisal to determine a value for the clinic,” said Ken Leisher, CEO of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.

City

Public Works helps you monitor your water use

Public Works will check out water monitors so that you can monitor your usage.These monitors mount magnetically to your refrigerator and tell you how much water you are using at that moment. Ever wonder how much water is being used when your sprinkler system runs, or how much water is being used by your teenage daughter taking those long showers?

Announcements

Salida School District Budget Discussion

District Accountability Committee will be meeting this Monday, February 28th 6-7pm in the Kesner Conference room to discuss Phase I of the Budget Committee’s Cut plans for next year.  The community is invited to