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Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

City finance director Pat Weber gave Billings good news Monday when he recommended a 2014 total property tax levy that is 10.58 mills less than last year.

August 29, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

Council approves $278M budget, temporary permit

The Billings City Council unanimously approved a $277,674,633 budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year Monday.

June 09, 2014 8:29 pmLoading…

City attorney, library, 3 other departments to present budgets on Tuesday

Five departments will present their proposed 2014-15 budgets during the Billings City Council’s Tuesday work session.

May 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Pat Weber and Jolene Lee of Sunset Construction

Pat Weber and Jolene Lee of Sunset Construction

Pat Weber and Jolene Lee, of Sunset Construction, show some of the hundreds of apartments they are building for Billings developer Cal Kunkel, who is betting big on the rental market.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Some homeowners could see tax bill cut by city proposal

A proposal that could lead to lower tax bills for hundreds of city residents — and result in substantial tax increases for a handful of developers — will be considered by the Billings City Council next week.

September 17, 2013 4:12 pmLoading…

Billings City Council to consider $260 million budget

The Billings City Council will be asked Monday night to approve a budget of nearly $260 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

June 09, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…

Billings' share of state pension deficit: $53 million

The director of finance for the city of Billings recently presented a sobering statistic to the City Council.

June 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Fire union leads off busy Billings contract season

Fire union leads off busy Billings contract season

Contract talks between the city of Billings and the union representing its firefighters opened Monday, kicking off what should be a busy season of negotiating.

April 15, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
Dehler now current on ballpark payments

Dehler now current on ballpark payments

The Billings businessman who donated $1 million to win naming rights to the city's new ballpark is now current on his payments.

November 13, 2012 4:55 pmLoading…
Dehler misses payment on ballpark naming rights, promises to make good next week

Dehler misses payment on ballpark naming rights, promises to make good next week

Jon Dehler, the Billings businessman who donated $1 million toward the baseball field now known as Dehler Park, is $50,000 behind in his payments to the city.

October 31, 2012 4:41 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Revenue debate: Breaks ripple across tax base

Gazette opinion: Revenue debate: Breaks ripple across tax base

When it comes to paying taxes, Yellowstone County property owners are in the same boat.

August 27, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…
Gazette opinion: City gets good deal for taxpayers on library bonds

Gazette opinion: City gets good deal for taxpayers on library bonds

The city of Billings started the month with some wonderful financial news: The new public library is going to cost less than what voters agreed to pay last November.

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Gazette opinion: Parking budget OK for 2013, long-term plan needed

The Billings Parking Advisory Board heard good ideas this week for getting the downtown Parking Division out of a financial jam.

May 11, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

City finance director clarifies parking division budget

The Billings Parking Division may not have a financial plan, but Tuesday's advisory meeting shed some light on the projected deficit the division is facing.

May 08, 2012 10:38 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: City must solve long-term parking problem

The Billings Parking Division needs a new financial plan.

April 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tax miscalculation could shrink plans for South Billings improvements

Tax miscalculation could shrink plans for South Billings improvements

Mistakes in the way property values were calculated will result in a sizable loss of funding for redevelopment projects in South Billings.

March 07, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Montana Sapphire subdivision takes off

Montana Sapphire subdivision takes off

The Montana Sapphire subdivision at King Avenue West and Shiloh Road has languished through a decade of slow growth, while its rival across the street, Shiloh Crossing, is booming.

March 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Council hears more from park district supporters

With a vote on creation of a citywide park district a few days away, Billings City Council members are hearing more from supporters of the district, after having heard almost exclusively from opponents initially.

December 14, 2011 6:15 pmLoading…
Groundbreaking kicks off VW dealership

Groundbreaking kicks off VW dealership

Work officially began Friday on a Volkswagen dealership on the southwest corner of King Avenue West and Shiloh Road, the fifth new-car dealership in Billings in a decade.

August 26, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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The Northern Hotel: Born Again?

The Northern Hotel: Born Again?

For two years, two brothers, Chris and Mike Nelson, have been seeking a loan of up to $20 million to finish restoring the downtown Northern Hotel.

August 14, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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