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Legals for August, 9 2023

| August 9, 2023 12:00 AM

No. 2708 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 2024, its proposed final budget for fiscal year 2024, the appropriations, tax levy and assessments, and possible budget amendments for fiscal year 2023, 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 21, 2023, 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 possible budget amendments for fiscal year 2023 for the following: 1) amendments to the annual budget for fiscal year 2023; 2) approve a final budget for fiscal year 2024; 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. The City’s certified taxable value is projected to increase 10% with the final value provided by the Montana Department of Revenue on August 7, 2023. The City intends to reduce its general levy by 7.0 mills to offset the lower amount of property tax relief from resort tax, which results in a projected increase of 5.389 mills for fiscal year 2024. The increase in mills of 5.389 provides an increase in revenue from property taxation by about 17.77%, or $669,420, based on preliminary projections, to cover increasing costs. The City also intends to decrease the Special Improvement Lighting District No. 4 (Commercial) by 25% due to adequate reserves for continue operations. All other maintenance assessments will be assessed at the same rate 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 possible fiscal year 2023 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 2023 budget amendments, final budget for fiscal year 2024, 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 Dana Smith, City Manager, 406-863-2406, or visiting the City’s website, www.cityofwhitefish.org. August 9, 16, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 2709 CITY OF WHITEFISH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER UPDATING THE LEGACY HOMES ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND FEE IN LIEU OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR 2023 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting to be held August 21, 2023, at 7:10 p.m. in the Whitefish City Council Chambers at 418 East Second Street, and updating the Legacy Homes Program administrative procedures and fee in lieu of affordable housing for 2023: Current Fee: $182,274 New Fee: $294,349 Any individual may appear at the public meeting and be heard for or against this fee update. Written comments for or against updating this fee may be submitted to the Whitefish City Clerk, PO Box 158, 418 East Second Street, Whitefish, Montana 59937 or by email at mhowke@cityofwhitefish.org. For further information contact the Whitefish Planning Department at 406-863-1255 or lsponable@cityofwhitefish.org. August 9, 16, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________