After ballot approval, City Commission must next approve resolution to create park district

The voters approved the creation of the first park district in Great Falls, but City Commissioners still need to adopt a resolution creating the district.

The commission is scheduled to vote on the resolution on Tuesday.

County attorney affirms lawfulness of park district ballot language; vote certified by Secretary of State

If approved, the assessment would last for 20 years.

On May 8, park district was approved by voters.

First Great Falls park district approved, assessment will appear on fall tax bills

On May 15, the Cascade County Clerk and Recorder certified that the district was adopted by a vote of 8,320 in favor and 6,776 opposed.

On May 29, the Montana Secretary of State certified the establishment of the park district.

The park district is planned for $1.5 million for each of the first three years.

Park district goes to May 8 ballot

The assessment will be based on the taxable value of properties and is an estimated $22.92 on a $100,000 property.

The assessment can be adjusted annually and must be approved by the commission, a process that includes public hearings.