October 20, 2023 – 2024 County Budget, Summit Bike Share End-of-Season Input Opportunity & Ward Away Energy Vampires Event

Today, we cover…

  • Recap of this week’s county council meeting
  • Summit Bike Share end-of-season + input opportunity
  • Ward Away the Energy Vampire event

2024 BUDGET 

At this week’s County Council meeting there was another discussion surrounding the county manager’s proposed 2024 budget. The discussion mostly centered around employee merit and a possible cost of living adjustment. 

A reminder that focused discussions, like this one, related to the 2024 budget will continue in the coming weeks. 

Next week, on October 25,. On November 1, they will discuss potential department appeals and areas they, as a council, are interested in diving deeper into. On November 8, there will be discussion related to the Council’s 2024 work plan and priorities. And, on November 29, they will discuss county service districts, unfunded projects, capital projects, and any unresolved concerns. 

These discussions might be interesting to our listeners because the 2024 budget is precisely how your tax dollars will be spent. These discussions, which are part of planning for a finalized 2024 budget, are a look into how those decisions are made. You’ll also have the opportunity to comment on the budget before it is approved later this year:

Two public hearings on the final proposed budget are scheduled for December 6 and December 13. On December 13, the 2024 budget and any 2023 budget amendments are scheduled to be adopted. We will be sure to keep our listeners updated on the details surrounding the December public hearing and input opportunities. 


It’s (almost) closing time for Summit Bike Share. The bike share’s 2023 season will come to a close next week on Thursday, October 26.

The bike share team has already begun closing individual stations, including The Forum, US Ski and Snowboard, Park Ave and North City stations.

We encourage residents and visitors to take Summit Bike Share’s end-of-season survey at summitcounty.info/bikesurvey

Your answers will help guide Summit Bike Share’s future system improvements and expansion efforts. The best part? The survey only takes five minutes to complete!


The “Ward Away the Energy Vampire” event is right around the corner on NOVEMBER 2 @ the KIMBALL JUNCTION LIBRARY from 4pm-6pm. At this open-house style event for ALL AGES, you’ll learn tips and tricks to “Ward Away Energy Vampires!” 

There will be interactive booths and kid-friendly crafts and activities to learn easy, affordable ways you can conserve precious electricity, gas and water resources in your home all while helping you save money. Get to know utility and community representatives and learn how you can earn rebates, incentives, and tax credits, and get help paying your utility bills.

Register for free today at summitcounty.info/energyvampire.