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Town of Erie’s 2016 Surplus
Exceeds Budget by over $3 Million

The 2016 Town of Erie year-end preliminary financial results show a General Fund surplus of approximately $3.7 million compared to a budgeted surplus of $624 thousand.
Revenues were $1.7 million over budget while expenses came in under budget by approximately $1.3 million.
Ending fund balance available for Town operations increased from $9.2 million at the end of 2015 to $12.8 million at the end of 2016.  This equates to 91% of 2016 personnel and operations/maintenance.
Highlights of the year-end results include:

  • Sales Tax Revenue: 14% over budget and 23% over 2015 due to strong retail sales increases throughout the Town, the opening of King Soopers and an increase in vehicle sales tax.  In addition, there were several one-time sales tax receipts during the year.

  • Construction-related revenues which include use tax; building permit fees and other related revenue was $615 thousand over budget and $849 thousand over 2015.

  • Strong expense control resulted in personnel and other noncapital expenditures being $1 million less than budget.

While these financial results are not final and have not been audited, significant changes are not anticipated.
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