Category Archives: City Budget

GFFR receives grant for safety equipment

City Commissioners will consider during their Sept. 20 meeting whether to accept a $99,545.45 grant for Great Falls Fire Rescue. The grant is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant for the purchase of self contained breather apparatus equipment and cylinders. GFFR was notified earlier this month that it had been awarded partial funding of its original

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City considering sending charter amendments to ballot for second judge

During their Aug. 2 meeting, City Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on amending the city charter to add a second municipal judge, which requires a vote on the November ballot. Commissioners will consider a resolution to send that question to the ballot. The city charter established a judicial branch with a Municipal Court in which all misdemeanor criminal, traffic

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City Commission approves budget, intent to raise taxes

City Commissioners voted unanimously during their July 19 meeting to adopt the budget and their intent to raise property taxes. During the meeting, several said they were opposed to raising taxes. Mayor Bob Kelly said they hear those concerns, but wish they’d seen more participation in the budget process. They’ve had multiple public meetings to discuss the budget for months

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City budget: Key things to know

During their July 19 meeting, City Commissioners will be asked to adopt the proposed budget and increase taxes. Commissioners and city staff have been discussing the proposed budget for the last two months. Public hearings on city budget, tax increases upcoming Here’s some key things to know about the city budget: What is the city budget year? The city budget

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Public hearings on city budget, tax increases upcoming

City Commissioners will be asked to set public hearings on the proposed budget, tax increases and assessments during their July 5 meeting. Commissioners have been discussing the proposed budget during multiple public meetings over the last few weeks. About three members of the public combined have attended those meetings. During tonight’s meeting, commissioners will be asked to set a public

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City Commissioners supporting tax increase in proposed budget

City Commissioners told staff during a special budget work session on June 29 that they would support the recommended tax increases in the proposed budget. Those include the full inflationary factor and permissive medical levy, as well as using CARES Act dollars and a portion of the fund balance to balance the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins

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City continuing budget discussion

City Commissioners continued their budget discussions during a special work session on June 28. They didn’t make any decisions and will have another meeting at 4 p.m. June 29. During the meeting, commissioners asked staff what they needed to help move the budget process forward. City Manager Greg Doyon said that he needed commissioners to reach a consensus on whether

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City holding special meeting to discuss budget proposal

City Commissioners will meet for a special work session on June 28 to continue discussion of the city manager’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. They’ll meet at 5 p.m. in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. City Manager Greg Doyon and the city’s finance staff presented the proposed budget to commissioners during a

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Commissioners review proposed city budget, tax increases

City Commissioners got their first look at the budget proposal during their June 21 work session. The budget, proposed by City Manager Greg Doyon and staff, includes taking the full property tax increases available to the city, using a portion of the fund balance and some CARES Act funds to balance the budget. The city didn’t raise property taxes through

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City officials begin budget development discussion, tax increases likely

City staff walked City Commissioners through the basic mechanics of the budget during a special meeting on May 9. City Manager Greg Doyon had initially planned to do full presentations from each department, a format for budget development the city used years ago, but scheduling issues caused that plan to morph into a video briefing with information from the departments

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