Category Archives: City Budget

Interactive budget tool gives citizens more information on what taxes support

The city finance office has created interactive budget tools to help the public see where their tax dollars go. Kirsten Myre, city budget analyst, found a software system and entered all of the city’s data to develop the interactive, colorful tools. [USE THE BUDGET TOOLS] The hope, Myre said, is that the tools will get the public more engaged and

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City revises mill levy due to Dept. of Revenue error in taxable values; Cascade County will finalize budget this week

City Commissioners repealed a tax levy resolution on Tuesday to approve a new one with updated figures. The action was required due to a major error in the taxable values provided to Cascade County by the Montana Department of Revenue. The revision doesn’t change the impact to homeowners, according to the city fiscal office. County budget approval pushed to Sept.

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County budget approval pushed to Sept. 25; city will revise mill levy

The Montana Department of Revenue notified Cascade County and the taxing jurisdictions within the county of an error in their 2018 certified taxable values. That error has caused the Cascade County Commission to delay their budget and mill levy vote to Sept. 25. The affected taxing jurisdictions have requested revised certified values from DoR. County postponing budget vote due to

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Commission approves tax increase for Great Falls residents

City Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to increase property taxes. Under the adopted budget, the city will increase taxes $6.14 for the year on a home with a taxable value of $100,000. That includes the inflationary factor and the permissive medical levy. Commission adopts budget, including intent to raise taxes and plan to close Natatorium The inflationary factor will generate

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City Commission scheduled to set tax levy on Tuesday

City Commissioners will set this year’s tax levy during their Aug. 21 meeting. Commissioners passed a resolution in July of their intent to raise taxes and now that the city has received its taxable valuation from the Montana Department of Revenue, it can set the mill levy. Under the adopted budget, the city will increase taxes $6.14 for the year

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City to set multiple assessments on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the City Commission will hold public hearings and set several assessments. Those include assessments for streets, special improvement lighting districts, the boulevard district and Portage Meadows. Street Assessment The street assessment is city-wide and funds the city streets division in the Public Works department. Commission adopts budget, including intent to raise taxes and plan to close Natatorium The

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Commission adopts budget, including intent to raise taxes and plan to close Natatorium

City Commissioners unanimously approved the $117.9 million budget Tuesday, which includes property tax increases and a plan to close the Natatorium by Jan. 1, 2019. Several members of the public attended the meeting, but no one spoke during the public comment period for the budget. After commissioners made budget comments, Mayor Bob Kelly reopened public comment and Larry Johnson said

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City budget up for vote Tuesday, includes intent to increase taxes

Most of the discussion around the City of Great Falls’ proposed budget has centered around the Natatorium, but there’s a lot more going on in the $117.9 million budget. Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the budget during their July 17 meeting as well as their intent to raise property taxes. Natatorium closure likely through city budget process The mill

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Natatorium closure likely through city budget process

City Commissioners held an additional budget work session on Wednesday with two members of the public attending and most of the discussion focused on the Natatorium. Aaron Weissman, owner of Teriyaki Madness, spoke in support of indoor swimming, but said he understood that the current facility may be beyond repair. He said where the indoor swimming is offered “is irrelevant” so

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City continuing discussion to close Natatorium, repair fire stations; additional budget work session set for July 11

Closure of the Natatorium remains on the table in the proposed Great Falls budget. City Commissioners and city staff further discussed the proposed $117.9 budget for the fiscal year that began July 1. No members of the public attended the work session. Commissioners added another special work session on at 2 p.m. July 11 for another public comment opportunity and

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