What is the Arterial and Collector Special Assessment?:
- A special assessment district to assist in the funding, construction and improvement of streets classified as "arterials and collectors".
Why was the district created?:
- To provide long term funding for necessary transportation infrastructure.
- The District does not replace the Street Impact Fee program.
When was the district created?:
- May 17, 2015 - City Commission held a work session to discuss transportation system.
- May 18, 2015 - Work session held to discuss budget needs.
- June 22, 2015 - Resolution 15-4603 to the City Commission and City Manager's Recommended Budget includes recommendation for special assessment district.
- June 26, 2015 - Public Notice sent to property owners and Bozeman Daily Chronicle
- August 25, 2015 - End of the 60-Day protest period.
- August 31st, 2015 - Assessment took affect
What are the funds used for?:
- To acquire, construct, improve or maintain portions of the transportation network classified as "arterial and collector streets".
- The purchase of rights of way.
- Installation, improvement, alignment and connection of all necessary facilities (including related stormwater, pedestrian and bicycle facilities)
- Installation or improvement of traffic and pedestrian controls at intersections.
Improvements will be made in accordance with the city's standard street design cross-sections specified in the Transportation Plan. Improvements made by the District may supplement but shall not replace or fund any portion of the projects that are eligible to be paid for under the Street Impact Fee program.
Who is affected by this assessment?:
- All property within the incorporated city limits of Bozeman.
What is the Cost?:
It is the intent to continue the district beyond Fiscal Year 2018 with costs for each year to be determined by the Commission pursuant to law. Each year, as part of its regular budget process, the City will estimate the total costs of the District for the ensuing fiscal year. In establishing the annual assessment of costs to property owners, the City will incorporate any other District revenues that may be available, including those from owner or developer payback agreements, state and federal grants, reimbursements, etc.
The costs of the District will be assessed based upon the assessable area of each lot or parcel, expressed in square feet. The lot or parcel area will be limited to the maximum square footage assessed for the zoning designations as listed below.
For non-conforming residences located in business and manufacturing zoning districts without any business or manufacturing use attached, there shall be a maximum of 15,000 square feet assessed. The minimum annual assessment will be $3.50.
|Zoning||Max Assessment (Square Feet)|
|R-1||15,000 sq ft|
|R-2||15,000 sq ft|
|R-3||15,000 sq ft|
|R-4||15,000 sq ft|
|RMH||8,250 sq ft/unit|
|RS||15,000 sq ft|
|RO||Developed - No Cap; Undeveloped - 15,000 sq ft|
|PLI||25% of total square footage|
|REMU||Developed - No Cap; Undeveloped - 15,000 sq ft|
|All Business Zones||Developed - No Cap; Undeveloped - 15,000 sq ft|
|All Manufacturing||Developed - No Cap; Undeveloped - 15,000 sq ft|
What projects is the City planning to complete with the funds?:
The following projects are anticipated to be completed in the next 5 Years. Additional projects will be added and prioritized as required by the needs of our transportation system and the growth of the street network. These projects may also contain developer contributions and street impact fee amounts.
The following project was budgeted in the current year to receive Arterial & Collector Street Special District funding, if the District is created.
Capital Plan No. Project SIF-42 Intersection of Baxter and Davis Lane
These projects will be scheduled for Arterial & Collector Street Special District funding. Other projects may also be identified. Any project MUST receive approval during the City’s Annual Budget process or through formal budget amendment.
Capital Plan No. Project SIF-24 Intersection of Highland & Ellis SIF-33 Intersection of N. 7th Ave & Griffin SIF-36 Cottonwood Road (Babcock to Oak) SIF-39 Intersection of Ferguson & Durston SIF-46 Oak Street (New Holland to Ferguson) SIF-47 N 27th Avenue (Oak to Cattail) SIF-49 Oak Street (15th to 19th Avenue) SIF-54 Ferguson (Baxter to Oak) SIF-55 Baxter Lane (19th to Cottonwood) SIF-57 Oak Street (Ferguson to Cottonwood) SIF-58 Intersection (N 27th and Oak) SIF-60 Intersection (N 27th and Tschache) SIF-61 Intersection (Oak and Ferguson) SIF-62 Durston Road (Cottonwood to Fowler) SIF-64 Durston Road (Western City Limits to Cottonwood) N/A Fowler Avenue (Huffine to Oak)