Commission approves resolution establishing Great Falls park district
City Commissioners approved a resolution to create the city’s first park district during Tuesday’s meeting.
The park district was approved on the May 8 ballot and certified by the Montana Secretary of State.
Under Montana rules, the resolution can be challenged in district court within 30 days.
Once that period is over, the park district is officially on the books.
The park district assessment must still be set each year as part of the city’s budget process.
The city has other assessments, including the street, boulevard district and Portage Meadows assessments, which are also set annually.
City staff will start making budget proposals at the end of the month and into July. The city’s property tax and assessments are typically set in August. All of those meetings include public comment periods.
The city’s budget year runs July 1 through June 30.
Billings and Missoula have already adopted park districts. Bozeman is currently exploring options for a park district.