Commissioners Slated to Vote on Special 911 Tax District

Public hearing scheduled Oct. 28 to discuss $1.9 million district to fund emergency services

By Beacon Staff

The Flathead County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Oct. 28 to discuss the proposed creation of a special 911 district, which would provide $1.9 million in annual funding for emergency services and infrastructure.

The public hearing is scheduled for Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ chambers, located at 800 South Main Street, Kalispell, in room 302 on the third floor.

At the hearing, the commissioners will give the public an opportunity to be heard on the creation of the proposed special district, which would charge an annual $25 fee to single residences, while owners of apartment buildings would pay $25 per unit. Commercial businesses would be assessed on a sliding scale, ranging from $50 to $1,000 annually.

The proposed special district would be administered by the county commissioners and would be perpetual in duration.

The commissioners are set to vote on the creation of the district after the hearing.

Written comments submitted prior to the hearing are encouraged and will be reviewed by the commissioners. For further information, please contact Mike Pence, 800 South Main, Room 302, Kalispell, Montana, 406-758-5501.

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