Garfield County has again earned a strong financial review from an independent auditor, which found that the county’s financial recording was conducted with the highest standards. McMahan and Associates, LLC, reported that Garfield County had no violations or conflicts associated in its 2020 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County is expecting to receive $226,979 in National Forest Reserve payments for the year 2020. The funds, which are an increase of $2,717 from the prior year, are designed to benefit local public schools and public county roads that run through national forests, as well as emergency services, such as search and rescue, law enforcement and fire services. Also referred to as the Secure Rural Schools Act, the federal revenue sharing program is funded by leases and timber receipts from national forests located within the counties. Historically, Garfield County has opted to grant 100 percent
During a year filled with uncertainty, Garfield County was able to achieve a high percentage of important capital projects benefitting the entire community. Nearly 80 percent of the county’s 97 capital projects were completed in 2020, and six percent were near completion by year’s end. Just one percent of projects did not start, and 14 percent were in the beginning stages. Capital project goals included an expansion of the apron at the Garfield County Rifle Airport; realignment of the popular Red Hill Recreation Area near Carbondale; numerous improvements at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, replacement of the Garfield County Courthouse