Its budget time for the city of Fruita and right now the city is looking at improvements. One of the city's big ideas for 2013 is to fix up the sidewalks on 18 road as well as lane conditions, but city planners also want to give a boost to downtown.
"Nothings broken with the downtown, we actually have a great downtown, how can we improve it, I think that's the direction there looking to not making radical changes, just making what we already have better."
"Those projects are specifically not identified, because we're looking for input from business's and property owners and out downtown advisory board to help understand what really is needed."
Both the city manager and the mayor say designs are still in the early phases in hopes of getting community input.
"We put together a board of people, a group of people that are going to give us a direction, business owners, building owners, and people that spend time down here. So I think we're going to get some great ideas and feedback, so that's very exciting."
"The 2013 budget for Fruita isn't official yet. Town representatives encourage locals to give any input on improvements they would like to see."
"One of the better opportunities for public input will be November 20th and it's a public hearing, citizens are absolutely welcome to speak at that meeting, or if they even have ideas before then, we're listening to any input the community might have."
The budget won't be finalized until the first week of December. Right now it’s working with about 8 point 1 million dollars