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Bozeman budget increases property taxes by $81

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BOZEMAN, Mont. - Property owners in Bozeman will pay more on their upcoming tax bill after city commissioners approved a $106 million budget Monday night.

The typical homeowner will pay an additional $81. That money will go toward street and tree maintenance along with water and sewer services.

The $81 tax increase is smaller than in past years. In 2016 commissioners increased taxes by $91. The year before the hike was $174.

During Monday night's commission meeting, Deputy Mayor Cyndy Andrus did not dismiss how significant the increase will be for some residents.

"I realize that, while it may be small, sometimes even the smallest increases are difficult for people," Andrus said.

In all, the typical homeowner will pay just over $2,100 in taxes.

Assistant City Manager Anna Rosenberry said she expects that number to climb even higher in future years.

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