Bozeman commissioners approve going to voters on police and courts facility


BOZEMAN, Mont. - Bozeman city leaders voted Monday night on how to pay for a new municipal crime and courts facility- giving the green light to two measures that will now show up on the November ballot.

They spent time going through the ballot language for a proposed 23.8 million dollar bond, and permanent $445,000 tax increase.

The bond would pay for the construction of the 65,000 square foot facility, while the tax increase would pay for staffing and operating the building.

If voters approve the bond and levy increase in November, it would raise taxes on a median priced property of $275,000 nearly $89.86 dollars a year.

Also on Monday, commissioners voted to execute a land swap with the Montana Department of Transportation for the roughly seven and a half acres of land on north Rouse for the new city police and courts building.