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City Manager Updates Public On VOC In Subdivision

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BOZEMAN -

The Bozeman City Manager and the Department of Environmental Quality delivered the latest findings on volatile organic compounds in the Bridger Creek subdivision during a public meeting on Tuesday night.

This meeting comes after the Bozeman City Manager approved a nearly $2M loan to design and install a remediation system near the landfill.

The system would stop any gases from leaving the landfill and spreading to nearby homes.

The city plans to repay $140,000 of the loan each year over the next 20 years.

City manager suggested paying off the loan by an annual tax levy, which would cost each taxpayer just over six-dollars per year.

"We will finish the selection process of the engineering firm that will take care of the remediation system. We've requested firms all across the country that have an expertise in this area. We've also hired a scientist who will be conducting some of the critical steps," said Chris Kukulski, Bozeman City Manager.

So far, a mitigation system has been installed in 26 homes. Winter testing of the homes has begun.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn on Baxter at 6:30 p.m.

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