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by Mark Campbell, Town Manager |With the budget year now in place, a reminder for some of the projects we are planning to do this year.

Mark Campbell
Mark Campbell

The town is engineering in 2016 for some streets to be replaced in 2017. These streets include large sections of Central Avenue, 10th Street, 7th Street around the Post Office. Other Streets are being considered and depending on prices that come in at bidding, then may be added into the project. Once engineering is completed, which shall be in the fall, the Town then plans to put the project out to bid over the winter months for work to begin in early summer 2017.

The Town will be placing three new Entranceway signs into the town welcoming the travelers to our community as well as the resident’s home. These three signs shall be placed along the East and West Town Limits on Highway 40 and on on the southbound entrance on Highway 9. The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation has given us $20,000 dollars in a community development grant for this project.

The current entranceway sign on Highway 9 shall be redesignated as an events advertising sign.

A big Thank You to all who helped in the Wolford Ice Fishing contest at the weekend and also, to the 450 entrants who took part. Events like this help to drive our economy with all hotels being filled and restaurants being busy.

In 2015, a record sales tax year was set for the Town of Kremmling beating the previous record year of 2014 by 8.19%. The only month that did not beat 2014 was August which was comparable. Nearly all of the months in 2015 were record months for that particular month with the exception of August and November. In 2015 we also had our three biggest sales tax months of all time in June, July and September with July and September breaking the monthly totals of $80,000 for the first time.

Total sales tax collected in 2015 was $790,483. Last year in 2014 taxes were $730,672, and 2013 was $668,563. A very big Thank You to all the businesses in town; and to the visitors and residents who shop locally.