By Bill Tiedje
At the town of Ridgway's Budget Open House on Sept. 24, town council members and staff shared details about ongoing town projects and solicited community input for the town's budget priorities in 2016.
The Town of Ridgway's 2016 budget has not been drafted yet, but Ridgway Mayor John Clark said it is not likely there will be major changes in the town's budget priorities this year.
Clark said the town will predominantly focus on completing the downtown paving and infrastructure project for a number of years.
"That's what we heard from the public," Clark said.
In December 2013, council voted to commit a large portion (50 percent or $50,000 whichever is greater) of the town's Capital Improvements Plan 0.6 percent sales tax to the downtown streetscape project during a hotly debated public meeting.