Posted: May 13, 2013 4:21 PM by Jamie Leary
BOZEMAN - The Bozeman city manager will present the 2014 fiscal year budget to commissioners tonight.
The proposed budget includes a property tax hike. This is the first time in five years the city manager has proposed a property tax hike.
The city says the hike will cost the owner of an average home with a taxable value of about $133,000, $85 to $88 more per year. A large part of the expense will go towards a long-term plan to repair city pipes and other deferred maintenance. City Commissioner Chris Mehl says there are also needs in the police and fire departments.
Also tonight, the city will approve a request for proposal to select a real estate agent to sell the north park property.
The north park property, formerly known as the Mandeville Farm, is the city's largest parcel of undeveloped land. The city is working in conjunction with the department of natural resources, on a plan that proposes industrial and mixed use development on the site.