Kremmling Town Board finalizing budget in December

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In October, Kremmling Town Manager Dan Stoltman presented a draft budget to the Town Board of Trustees. The 2020 budget is expected to be finalized in the first few weeks of December. Stoltman told the Board that standard budget items for each Department didn’t vary drastically from previous years, but that budget workshop discussions should primarily focus on Capital requests.

The Trustees held a Special Board Meeting November 5 to discuss the 2020 budget, in particular the Water Enterprise Funds, General Fund Capital Outlay, Water Tap Fund, Water Acquisition Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, Solid Waste Fund, Grant Fund and Recreation Fund. Trustees also discussed requests for capital funding by each Town department.

“Capital” requests are submitted by department heads to spend money on items such as new equipment, infrastructure and vehicles. Capital requests for 2020 total $406,238. Following are the initial capital requests from each Town department.

These are the requests submitted they have not been approved: The Parks department has asked for $58,000 in capital expenditures, to include:
● Purchase of a new lawn mower
● Playground sand and woodchips
● Two new grills for the Town Park
● Additional sprinklers for the cemetery
● Re-roofing the pavilion in Town Park

Public Works has requested $211,419 for the following for highway and street improvements:
● A new vehicle for the Public Works Director
● Widening of 2nd St.
● Drainage improvements on Jackson St.
● Kinsey Ave. replacement between 21st and 22nd Streets
● S. 5th Ave. and Depot replacement
● A crosswalk signal at 3rd and Park Avenues
● A skidsteer broom
● Contingency funds for mobilization/bonding for road projects

The Police Department has asked for $111,819 for the following:
● A spike strip system
● In-car citation printers
● E-Force E-Citations user licenses
● E-Force silent dispatch
● Two I pad Pros
● Two new patrol vehicles
● Kevlar vests

Town Administration has requested $25,000 for security improvements to the Town Hall building.
Related to the water treatment plant, Public Works has requested an additional $236,000 for a project need assessment and water plant design and engineering, and also:
● A water meter reader
● Pump Station Roof

The 2020 budget is anticipated to be finalized and approved at the December 11 Board meeting. The meeting packet for the November 5 Board meeting contains all of the 2020 budget details, including exact dollar amounts for capital requests, beginning and ending fund balances and total expenditures.

Both the meeting agenda and packet can be found on the Town’s website (www.TownofKremmling.org) on the
Town Council page—simply click on the “Agendas” link at the top of the page. A hard copy is available for review at Town Hall. Citizens are welcome to sit in the Board Room to review it; the Town charges small fee for making photocopies.

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