Budget Committee Approves Budget for FY 2014-2015

At the second meeting of the Budget Committee held on April 23, 2014, the Committee approved a revised budget proposal. With 12 of 14 Committee members present, there were no dissenting votes when the presiding officer called for the vote.

The next opportunity to comment on the budget in person will be the public hearing to be held on May 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm in the District’s conference room. Please contact the District Manager if you would like to provide comment before May 20, 2014.

Following the public hearing, the District’s Board of Directors will consider adopting the budget at their regular meeting on May 20 at 4:00 pm.

Significant budget items

New fund created

The Working Lands Legacy Fund establishes support for the long-term protection of working lands (farms, fields, and forests) and the habitat associated with such lands.

New department created

The Land Management Department is where the District details the expenditures necessary for managing easements and lands held by the District.

Conservation Fund maintained

Implementation of conservation practices by and for landowners is funded out of the Conservation Fund. The District also provides partner support grants to various organizations that do work that helps advance the District’s mission and goals. The Conservation Fund has been a successful mechanism for setting aside and applying funds to on-the-ground conservation opportunities. The back page of our 2013 annual report shows how Conservation Fund dollars have been focused on the District’s conservation goals.

CCSWCD Annual Report 2013
CCSWCD Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2013-2013 FINAL for web.pdf
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WeedWise Program expanded

The approved budget envisions the District hiring a third person for our successful WeedWise Program. Managing invasive species, coordinating resources across various organizations, and educating people about invaders is intensive, demanding work that continues to grow in scope and complexity. Working to control invasive weeds is a commitment the District made when a permanent tax base was sought, and we continue to fulfill that promise.

Tax levy increased to cover expanded services

The District currently levies 4.9 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. The permanent tax limit approved by voters is 5 cents per $1,000. For the FY 2014-2015 budget as approved by the Budget Committee, the District anticipates imposing a 5 cents per $1,000 tax levy. The difference between a 4.9-cent levy and a 5-cent levy is projected to be $38,252, just enough to fund an additional WeedWise Program person.

What’s next?

Following approval of the budget by the Budget Committee, the District’s Board of Directors holds a budget hearing on the budget as approved by the Committee. Any person may comment on the approved budget at the hearing.

After the hearing, the Board of Directors can change the budget estimates and the tax levy approved by the Budget Committee. However, if the Board increases the tax by any amount, or if the Board increases expenditures in any fund by 10% or more, the District must republish the amended budget summary and hold another budget hearing.

The deadline for the Board of Directors to enact a resolution that adopts the budget, makes appropriations, imposes tax levies, and categorizes each tax is June 30, 2014.

Downloads

1 - Budget Calendar for FY 2014-2015
1 - Budget Calendar for FY 2014-2015
2014-2015_Budget_Calendar-APPROVED-15April2014.pdf
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10 - Supplemental and Revised CCSWCD Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, ADOPTED February 17, 2015
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2 - CCSWCD budget message for FY 2014-2015 proposed budget
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3 - CCSWCD budget proposed for FY 2014-2015
3 - CCSWCD budget proposed for FY 2014-2015
CCSWCD_Budget-FY_2014 2015-PROPOSED.pdf
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4 - Responses to Budget Committee Requests and Questions
4 - Responses to Budget Committee Requests and Questions
CCSWCD-2014-2015-budget-message-RESPONSES_FOR_BC.pdf
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5 - CCSWCD budget for FY 2014-2015 approved by Budget Committee
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6 - Overview of Approved 2014-2015 Budget
6 - Overview of Approved 2014-2015 Budget
Overview_of_approved_2014-2015_budget.pdf
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7 - RESOLUTION 2014-001 Adopting Budget For FY 2014-2015
7 - RESOLUTION 2014-001 Adopting Budget For FY 2014-2015
RESOLUTION_2014-001_Adopting_budget_for_FY1415.pdf
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8 - LB-50 Form For FY 2014-2015 budget
8 - LB-50 Form For FY 2014-2015 budget
LB50_form_for_FY_2014-2015-budget.pdf
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9 - CCSWCD Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, ADOPTED May 20, 2014
9 - CCSWCD Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, ADOPTED May 20, 2014
CCSWCD_Budget-FY_2014-2015-ADOPTED-20May2014.pdf
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