The Town's 2016 budget and 2016 - 2020 financial plans were adopted by the Town Board of Trustees at the Board’s October 26th 2015 meeting.
2016 budgets total almost $48 million. Because of increasing property values combined with continued cost control efforts, property tax rates controlled by the Town are projected to continue to remain stable or decrease including:
• Town General Fund tax at 7.93 mills. This tax rate is down 10% since 2007.
• Superior Metropolitan District (SMD) No. 2 tax reduced from 6.20 to 5.30 mills. This tax rate is down 34% since the District was dissolved at the end of 2003 and the Town assumed maintenance and debt service responsibilities.
• Superior Metropolitan District (SMD) No. 3 tax reduced from 6.00 to 5.20 mills. This tax rate is down 35% since the District was dissolved.
• Superior/McCaslin Interchange Metropolitan District tax reduced from 28.00 to 26.00 mills, or a 25% decrease from 2012.
Utility fee changes include a 5% increase in water and sewer service/usage charges. An “average” residential customer will see their bill increase $3 - $4 per month as a result of these fee increases. These rate adjustments are necessary to offset increased operational utility costs, routine system capital maintenance, debt service ($1.7 million in 2016) and utility system capital improvements anticipated as a result of unfunded State and Federal mandates.
The 2016 capital program calls for our street maintenance and replacement program to continue at $1.3 million a year. Improvements to the interchange at McCaslin and US 36 will be substantial complete, but additional transportation and trail improvements adjacent to the interchange will continue. 2016 – 2017 funds for this work are budgeted at $2.1 million. 2016 water, sewer and storm drainage capital improvements are budgeted at $2.2 million.
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, including a complete plumbing, electrical and HVAC overhaul of the north pool. 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 to continue. The accelerated completion of the Eldorado K-8 park ($3 million) and the synthetic turf replacement of Williams field at Community Park are also planned in 2016. A Town Hall Expansion is also planned.
The 2016 budget is available below. Please contact Town Hall at 303-499-3675 with any questions.
Budget Book - (High Resolution - 16MB)
Budget Message and Introduction
Revenue and Expense Summary
Superior Metro District #1
Superior Urban Renewal
Superior McCaslin Interchange