Gallatin County Commission to Consider Putting 911, Search and Rescue Levies on June Ballot


At its March 3 public meeting, the Gallatin County Commission will consider asking voters to decide on two public safety levies to help improve services provided by both 911 and Search and Rescue.

The Commissioners will consider submitting two levies to the voters of Gallatin County on the June 2, 2020 primary election. Those levies would:

Increase funding to Gallatin County 911 by 6 mills, or approximately $2,117,022, to fund operations and capital expenditures related to 911 emergency communications dispatch and 911 criminal justice records functions. The estimated tax increase for a $200,000 home would be $16.20 annually.

Increase funding to Gallatin County Search and Rescue by 2 mills, or approximately $705,674, to support operations and capital expenditures. The estimated tax increase for a $200,000 home would be $5.40 annually.

These estimates are based on the FY2020 mill rate and are subject to change.

See the full draft ballot language the 911 levy and the Search and Rescue levy.

Citizens are encouraged to submit public comment on this topic by:

Attending the Tuesday, March 3 public meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. in the third floor Community Room at the Gallatin County Courthouse, located at 311 W. Main St. in downtown Bozeman.

Submitting written public comment by email at commission@gallatin.mt.gov or by mailing it or dropping it off to the Commission Office: 311 W. Main St., room 306, Bozeman, MT 59715

Commission meetings are audio streamed live online, televised on channel 190, and recorded.

For questions, please contact Gallatin County Administrator Jim Doar at 406-582-3007.

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