Bozeman Response to Koopman Complaint : For the City of Bozeman’s Commissioner of Political Practices response to the Roger Koopman campaign practices complaint
To Bozeman Residents:
We are grateful that you chose to invest in a facility that addresses our pressing public safety needs. It's an affirmation of support from the community to those who have dedicated their careers to keeping our community safe.
The Bozeman Public Safety Center is the solution to our community's four pressing public safety needs, today and into the future. We are in the process of selecting a design firm to finish out the construction drawings for the center, develop a timeline for construction, go out for bid, and begin construction in the Summer of 2019;. Construction is estimated to take 20 months.
We look forward to working with everyone—county, cities, citizens, etc.—to provide the public safety services Montanans expect and deserve.
Bozeman is safe. Let's keep it that way.
Bozeman Public Safety Center: a 4-in-1 investment in Bozeman residents, families and community.
Bozeman is Growing
Emergency Service Needs are on the Rise
Facilities are Failing & Cramped
Without an investment in the footprint of Fire Station #1 or courts since the 60’s and 70’s, these facilities are ill equipped for future community growth. The boiler at Fire Station #1 is failing, and due to cramped spaces crime victims are forced to wait for trial sitting next to perpetrators without privacy.
Four-In-One Investment in Bozeman Families
The Bozeman Public Safety Center is a one-stop safety hub with room for growth as the community grows. By investing NOW in our safe neighborhoods, rapid emergency service response time and increased population needs, Bozeman taxpayers can thoughtfully invest in continued high quality of life, while saving $2.25 million per year on construction inflation costs.
$36.9 million construction, equipment and furnishings investment on anexisting city-owned property will cost a typical home owner $101.78 peryear, assessed at a $292,000 home.
- City of Bozeman will offset cost by selling Fire Station #1 at an estimated $2.5 million.
- Defer the need for a 4th fire station for 6-8 years.
- Shifting fire station locations saves $1.2 million annually in operations.
Continued Commitment & Cooperation
In a letter from the Gallatin County Commission (4/30/2018) Chairman Steve White wrote, "Should the City Commission formally vote to put the Rouse Street proposal to the Bozeman City Voters, the County Commission does not want to diminish your chances of success."
Bozeman will continue to work collaboratively with the Gallatin County Sheriff¹s Office and Gallatin County.