Legals for August, 12 2020

| August 12, 2020 12:00 AM

No. 2548 CITY OF WHITEFISH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET AND PROPERTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS The Whitefish City Council has completed the City's preliminary budget for fiscal year 2021, its proposed final budget for fiscal year 2021, the appropriations, tax levy and assessments, and budget amendments for fiscal year 2020, which have been placed on file and are open to inspection in the City Clerk's office located at 418 E. 2nd Street. At the regular meeting of the Whitefish City Council to be held on Monday, August 17, 2020, at 7:10 p.m. in the Whitefish City Council Chambers, 418 E. 2nd Street, the City Council will hold a public hearing for the purposes of receiving public input and approving a final budget, making appropriations, fixing the tax levy and assessments, and approving budget amendments for fiscal year 2020 for the following: 1. amendments to the annual budget for fiscal year 2020; 2. approve a final budget for fiscal year 2021; 3. levy and assess property taxes, including the Permissive Medical Levy; 4. levy and assess Street Maintenance District No. 1 within the City; 5. levy and assess Special Improvement Lighting Districts No. 1 and No. 4 within the City; 6. levy and assess Parkland and Greenway Maintenance District No. 1 within the City; 7. levy and assess Stormwater Improvement and Maintenance District No. 1 within the City; 8. levy and assess Special Improvement District No. 166 (JP Road); 9. levy and assess Special Improvement District No. 167 (Downtown Parking Structure); 10. levy and assess for weed control and/or removal of snow, ice and other impediments; and 11. levy and assess for collection of certain delinquent utility service charges. With the recent expiration of the City's Tax Increment Financing District (TIF District), property tax revenue previously collected and restricted for use in the TIF District will now be collected on a pro rata basis by all taxing jurisdictions in Fiscal Year 2021 without an increase to taxpayers. Due to the expiration of the TIF District and other newly taxable property, the City's certified taxable value is projected to increase 46.47%. Keeping the number of mills levied the same as the prior year, the City intends to budget an increase in revenue from property taxation by 46.47% or $1,469,125. The City also intends to keep all maintenance assessments the same as the prior year. All concerned persons are invited to attend the public hearing on all of the matters as described above. A decision on approving the budget, taxes, assessments, and fiscal year 2020 budget amendments will be made after considering comments at this public hearing. Individuals, any taxpayer or resident may appear or submit written testimony at the hearings and be heard for or against any part of the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget amendments, final budget for fiscal year 2021, appropriations, tax levy and assessments. Written comments may be delivered or mailed to Michelle Howke, City Clerk, 418 E. 2nd Street, PO Box 158, Whitefish, MT 59937, or emailed to mhowke@cityofwhitefish.org. Additional information regarding the proposed amendments, the final budget, property tax levy, and assessments may be obtained by contacting Ben Dahlman, Finance Director, 406-863-2405, or visiting the City's website, www.cityofwhitefish.org. August 5, 12, 2020 MNAXLP __________________________