The lion's share of contributions and donations handed out by the Town of Cedaredge in its proposed 2014 budget will go toward meeting needs of seniors and organizations that serve the senior demographic.
Of the total $73,226 tallied as contributions and in-kind donations in the town's 2014 budget, $46,380 will go directly to senior services.
The town intends to give $20,000 cash to the Hunsicker kitchen/community room renovation project as a cash match for grant fund applications. The money will help provide food preparation and dining facilities for senior meal programs.
The town values its donation of the current Community Center dining room, kitchen and utilities for senior meals as a $20,992 annual cash contribution.
All Points Transit which operates the transit system that brings many seniors to congregate meal sites in town and throughout the county will receive $5,388 from the Town of Cedaredge.
In addition, the town provides community room space free of charge for tax preparation for seniors, and also for the Community Center "Senior Citizen Room." The town board on Nov. 21 approved a use agreement with Surface Creek Senior Citizens for the Senior Room, known as Room C, in the Community Center.
The town includes in its contributions ledger membership payments totaling $5,813 for its participation in various governmental and semi-governmental organizations. They include $2,570 yearly assessment to the Region 10 organization and $1,313 to the Colorado Municipal league. Also included in that category are Delta County Economic Development, $500; Scenic Byway, $395; Club 20, $200; Delta Housing Authority, $250; National League of Cities, $536; and Surface Creek Valley Historical Society, $50.
The county's Juvenile Diversion program that helps youth make amends for mistakes and steer clear of court and criminal records will get $2,443 from the town.
The town is reducing its required payments from the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control by $1,320 a year and lists that amount as a contribution.
The town board had scheduled its annual budget public hearing for Nov. 25 with official adoption scheduled in December.
The town maintains a $1,000 utility relief fund that staff says no one has ever used.blog comments powered by Disqus