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2016 Adopted Net Budget $254,233,959
(2016 Adopted Total Budget $409,633,262)

The Adopted 2016 Larimer County Budget was prepared under the direction of the Board of Larimer County Commissioners and the County Manager using guidelines specified by the Board. As required by State statute, the major features in the budget are listed in this Budget Message.

The Adopted 2016 Larimer County Operating Budget is $254,233,959. This represents an increase of 12.8 percent from the 2015 Original Operating Budget of $225,331,718 and a 4.6 percent increase from the 2015 Revised Operating Budget. However, after including Non-Operational Governmental Accounts and Disaster Response and Recovery Costs ($38.9 million), the 2016 Adopted Total County Budget is $409,633,262. This is a 5 percent increase from the Original Total 2015 Budget ($390,299,431) and a 2.7 percent increase from the Revised Total 2015 Budget ($398,949,567).

Overall 2016 Budget Strategy - As guidance to the County Manager for preparing the 2015 budget, the identified the goal of maintaining services (after significant reductions between 2010 and 2014) by authorizing an average 3.2 percent increase in county support towards 2016 budgets. Based on the final 15.2 percent increase in taxable assessed value during the 2015 reappraisal, the existing mill levy rate would result in approximately $13.3 million in increased tax levy.

The 2016 Adopted Budget was prepared incorporating the County objectives of:

  • Maintaining employee compensation at the compensation goal.
  • Consider additional funding proposals (above the basic 3.2% increase) that would be a benefit to the community and address required 2016 elements of the recently adopted Strategic Plan.
  • Identifying all budgeted ending fund balances (reserves) to assure that the funds are properly designated for future projects and/or services.
  • Providing for the reasonable and timely replacement of equipment, assets and software that are important for the efficient and effective operation of county services.
Result/Outcome Category2014 Actual2015 Original Budget2015 Revised Budget2016 Adopted BudgetPct. Chg from Revised
Community Resources, Infrastructure
and Planning Services
58,305,350 $56,096,598 $63,712,895 $70,695,11711%
Health and Economic Services $53,108,628 $58,307,478 $61,157,417 $64,105,3214.8%
Public Records and Information Services $11,827,133 $13,233,521 $13,732,487 $15,859,31815.5%
Public Safety Services $63,642,783 $67,322,479 $70,915,677 $71,946,2431.5
Strategic Leadership and
Administrative Services
$24,203,049 $30,371,642 $33,623,743 $31,627,960-5.9%
County Operating Budget $211,086,943 $225,331,718 $243,142,219 $254,233,959 4.6%
Non-Operational Governmental Accounts $ 99,337,407 $131,350,454 $125,371,368 $116,548,047 -7%
Disaster Response and Recovery Services $ 28,332,085 $33,617,259 $30,435,980 $38,851,25627.6%
Total County Budget $338,756,435 $390,299,431 $398,949,567 $409,633,2622.7%

Budget Documents

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