Posted: May 14, 2013 10:01 AM by Jamie Leary
BOZEMAN - Bozeman City Commissioners heard a proposal to raise property taxes as part of the 2014 fiscal year budget on Monday night.
City Manager Chris Kulkulski presented the proposed budget for 2014.
While the proposed budget is down $12 million to $75.2 million, the proposed taxes are higher.
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 towards the general fund.
Making up over 50 percent of the general fund are funds for the city's police and fire departments. A large part of the budget will also go towards a long-term plan to repair city pipes and other deferred maintenance.
This is not the only opportunity for the public to weigh in on the budget. Officials say the public has all of May and June to submit comments.