County Offices, Courts and the Landfill will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.
The Adopted 2010 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:
Community at Work radio show from Nov. 5: Deni La Rue talks with Larimer County Manager Frank Lancaster and Budget Director Bob Keister about the Adopted 2010 Larimer County Budget. Public hearings get underway in a little more than a week so this is a great time for citizens to become familiar with what is being Adopted. Listen to the MP3 recording (Note: recording ends 7 minutes prematurely due to technical difficulties)
|Result/Outcome Category||Highest Priority Services||Mid-Priority Services||Lowest Priority Services|
|Health and Well-Being - Providing opportunities for our community members to be healthy and self sufficient.||2% Decrease||3% Decrease||4% Decrease|
|Public Safety - Help people feel safe through prevention, emergency preparedness, responsiveness and community partnerships.||0% Increase||2% Decrease||3% Decrease|
|Environment and natural Resources - Maintain and promote a healthy environment, protecting our natural resources for recreation, conservation and community well-being.||4% Decrease||4% Decrease||4% Decrease|
|Transportation Services - Safe, efficient and adequately maintained transportation systems.||2% Decrease||3% Decrease||4% Decrease|
|Special Exception-Statutory Sharing of Road Tax-0% Increase|
|Preparing for Growth - Manage growth in a manner that maintains and enhances the quality of life of our citizens.||4% Decrease||5% Decrease||6% Decrease|
|Jobs Creation and economic Vitality - Promote a strong economy and economic vitality.||4% Decrease||5% Decrease||6% Decrease|
|General Government - Provide basic statutory county services in an efficient, responsive and effective manner and with accountability to our citizens.||4% Decrease||5% Decrease||6% Decrease|
|Special Exceptions-Property Tax Collection, Motor Vehicle Registration, Public Communication, Permanent Document Recording and Citizen Information Center-0% Increase|
|General Government - Efficient and effective delivery of the County's internal services||3% Decrease||3% Decrease||3% Decrease|
Copies of the 2010 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.