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Notice of Intent to Modify Special Improvement Lighting District No. 728 (The Lakes at Valley West Subdivision Phases 1-5A)

Post Date:01/10/2019 10:30 AM

TO MODIFY SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT LIGHTING DISTRICT NO. 728

(THE LAKES AT VALLEY WEST SUBDIVISION PHASES 1-5A)

CITY OF BOZEMAN, MONTANA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 7, 2019, the City Commission (the “Commission”) of the City of Bozeman, Montana (the “City”), adopted Resolution No. 4979 to modify Special Improvement Lighting District No. 728 (the “District”) for the purpose of maintaining lighting and assessing the cost for maintenance and energy to The Lakes at Valley West, Phases 1-5A, and paying maintenance and energy costs relating thereto.

A complete copy of the Resolution of Intention (the “Resolution”) No. 4979 is on file with the City Clerk which more specifically describes the nature of the costs, the boundaries and the area included in the District, the location of the Improvements and other matters pertaining thereto and further particulars. A list of properties in the District and the amount of the initial assessment accompanies this notice. The Resolution and accompanying exhibits may be also viewed on the City’s website at www.bozeman.net.

The district will pay the maintenance and energy costs for eight (8) Kim Lighting, Archetype Large PicoPrism LED Series Fixtures, with 35’ tall embedded poles in hunter green TGIC powder coat finish shown on Exhibit A (the “Improvements”). The initial monthly charges per fixture per month (the “Monthly Charge”) are estimated as follows: $3.37 for the 95-watt fixtures, for a total of $26.96 per month. The district will also pay the maintenance and energy costs for seventeen (17) Kim Lighting, Archetype Small PicoEmitter LED Series Fixtures, with 25’ tall embedded poles in dark bronze TGIC powder coat finish shown on Exhibit A (the “Improvements”).  The initial monthly charges per fixture per month (the “Monthly Charge”) are estimated as follows:  $2.31 for the 65-watt fixtures, for a total of $39.27 per month.  The district will also pay the maintenance and energy costs for thirty-one (31) Cree Edge Series LED Pathway Luminaries with 8’ tall poles in bronze powder coat finish shown on Exhibit A (the “Improvements”).  The initial monthly charges per fixture per month (the “Monthly Charge”) are estimated as follows:  $.78 for the 34-watt Luminaries, for a total of 24.18 per month.               

All properties in the District will be assessed for their proportionate share of the costs of the Improvements on an “area basis” annually and will be payable in equal semiannual installments.  The annual costs of the Improvements at the initial Monthly Charge are $1,084.92 per year for the entire District.  The total area of the District to be assessed is 18.77 acres, or 817,591 square feet, exclusive of streets, avenues, alleys, parks and open space. The initial costs of the Improvements per acre shall be $57.80, or $0.001326 per square foot. The annual assessments for costs of the Improvements may be increased as approved by the Public Service Commission and may be increased to cover extraordinary expenses of repair and maintenance.  The first year of special assessment billing will include an additional amount not to exceed $500 for publication and mailing associated with creation of the District which shall be assess in the same manner as the Improvements resulting in a cost not to exceed $84.44 per acre, or .001938 per square foot.

On Monday, February 4, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission Room at City Hall 121 N Rouse Ave, Bozeman, Montana, the City Commission will conduct a public hearing to hear and pass upon all written protests against the creation or extension of the District, or the Improvements.

Written protests against the creation or extension of the District and the costs may be filed by an agent, person, firm or corporation owning real property within the proposed District whose property is liable to be assessed for the costs. Such protests must be delivered to the City Clerk at City Hall, 121 N. Rouse Ave, Bozeman, Montana not later than 5:00 p.m., M.T., on Monday, January 28, 2019.

Further information regarding the proposed District or other matters in respect thereof may be obtained from the City Clerk at City Hall, 121 N Rouse Ave, Bozeman, Montana or by telephone at (406) 582-2320.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2019.                                                         

Robin Crough
City Clerk
City of Bozeman

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