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Bozeman Commissioners Review 2014 Budget

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BOZEMAN - After hearing the Bozeman City Manager present his proposed 2014 budget, Commissioners now have to make a decision to raise property taxes.

The $75 million budget, which is $10 million less than last year, will cost each taxpayer about $89 more in property taxes for a home value of about $133,000.

A large part of the budget will go toward long-term plans to make repairs around the city, such as the new water treatment plant currently being built on the south end of town.

City Manager, Chris Kukulski, said the increase in property taxes is necessary for next year.

"We need to be able to provide both capital investments and human resources services to our community in order to meet the demands of our growing community," said Kukulski.

City Commissioners will be discussing specific details of the budget over the month of June. The budget is expected to be adopted the beginning of July.

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