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Adopted 2005 Budget - $237,558,276

The 2005 Adopted Larimer County budget was prepared in compliance with state statute, generally accepted budgeting principles, funding agency requirements, and the budget priorities and directions of the Board of County Commissioners. Major objectives for the budget process for this year were as follows:

General Priorities Specific Priorities/Direction
Continue existing mandated services. Make improvements to the retirement program for employees
Maintain adequate fund balances in major operating funds Enhance pre-trial services in Community Corrections to reduce jail crowding
Continue adequate funding of facilities Address the staffing needs of the District Attorney and Sheriff's patrol
Maintain emphasis on road & bridge, law enforcement and public safety Make improvements in the Assessors' property assessment process
Adequately fund the operations & maintenance costs of the new county facilities Tightening-up on the purchasing and replacement of capital equipment
Protect adequate fund balance for future county operations in non-appraisal cycles. Improve and make consistent the street addressing in rural areas

Budget Information

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Copies of the 2005 Adopted Budget are available at the Larimer County Budget Office, 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, Colorado (phone 498-7017). Copies are also sent to local public libraries, local radio & television stations and local newspapers.

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