The Town Board of Trustees has completed its review and approval of the Town's 2013 budget and 2013 - 2017 financial plans. These budgets were formally adopted at the Board’s October 22nd, 2012 meeting.
Total 2013 budgets are over $40 million. Because of stable property values combined with continued cost control efforts, property tax rates controlled by the Town continue to remain stable, and in three cases will decrease including:
- Town General Fund tax reduced from 7.98 to 7.93 mills. This tax rate is down 10% since 2007. Town property tax rates are projected to continue to drop each year in the 2013 – 2017 financial planning horizon.
- Superior Metropolitan District (SMD) No. 3 tax reduced from 6.25 to 6.20 mills. This tax rate, along with SMD No. 2’s tax rate, are down 22% since these Districts were dissolved at the end of 2003 and the Town assumed maintenance and debt service responsibilities.
- Superior/McCaslin Interchange Metropolitan District tax reduced from 35.00 to 28.00 mills, or a 20% decrease.
There are no general governmental fee changes for 2013. Utility fee changes include a 5% increase in water and sewer service/usage charges, Also Original Town sewer service charges and one-time utility system development fees (charged to new developments in Town) will increase 4%. An “average” residential customer will see their bill increase $3/month as a result of these fee increases. These rate adjustments are necessary to offset increased operational utility costs, routine system capital maintenance and utility system capital improvements anticipated as a result of unfunded State and Federal mandates.
The 2013 capital program calls for our street maintenance and replacement program to continue at an aggressive funding level of $2.5 million. Additionally, work will begin not only on phase II improvements to the interchange at McCaslin and US 36 but also additional transportation improvements adjacent to the interchange. 2013 funds are budgeted at $2.4 million, while planned expenses over the next three years are projected at $5.3 million. Water, sewer and storm drainage capital improvements are budgeted at over $1.5 million.
Public safety efforts and levels of service will be enhanced with the additional of one new Boulder County Sheriff Deputy (from 8 to 9 deputies). The new deputy will focus on enforcement in and around school sites as well as added traffic control efforts.
“Green”/Renewal energy efforts continue with ongoing energy efficiency improvements to Town facilities ($75,000 in 2013) as well as 100% participation in Xcel’s Windsource program for all municipal electricity consumption. Windsource is a voluntary green power program, where locally produced energy, in excess of Xcel’s other renewable energy goals, is available for purchase by residents and businesses.
In terms of parks and recreation amenities, there will be continued significant maintenance activities and improvements at our pools, parks, ball fields and tennis courts. Tree, plant and shrub enhancements will continue throughout the community. The successful Superior Morgul Classic bicycle event, 4th of July festivities, Chili Fest and many other community events are planned. A recreation center feasibility study will be undertaken. Open space purchases/improvements and on-going trail connection projects are budgeted.
The 2013 budget is available below. Please contact Town Hall at 303-499-3675 with any questions.
Budget Book - (Low Resolution - 3MB)
Budget Book - (High Resolution - 8MB)
Budget Message and Introduction
Revenue and Expense Summary
Superior Metro District #1
Superior Urban Renewal
Superior McCaslin Interchange