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Bresnan Tax Protest Case

Posted Date: 
July 11, 2012

The Montana Department of Revenue announced today that it has decided to appeal to the Montana Supreme Court a recent District Court decision involving Bresnan Communications' 2010 property tax assessment.

2012 Montana Policy Review Now Online

Posted Date: 
May 29, 2012
Contact: 
Local Government Center

The Spring 2012 issue of the Montana Policy Review is now available online and can be accessed on the Local Government Center website.  To request additional print copies, please contact the Local Government Center at msulocalgov@montana.edu.

CDBG-ED Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Program

Posted Date: 
May 22, 2012
Contact: 
Debra Demarais, CDBG-ED Section Manager

Funds are available now--big changes--effective May 14, 2012.

County Commissioners Declare Support for Coal Exports

Posted Date: 
April 17, 2012
Contact: 
Clair Johnson, Billings Gazette

Letter of Support

Yellowstone County commissioners have denied a request by the Northern Plains Resource Council to seek a place in formal discussions of increased coal train traffic through Billings and its environmental consequences.

Inflation Factor for Mill Levy Calculation for FY 2013

Posted Date: 
April 11, 2012
Contact: 
Todd R. Reveley, Economist, Montana Department of Revenue

Mill Levy Computation Form

The inflation factor for FY 2013 is 1.20%.  Per 15-10-420, MCA, “a governmental entity that is authorized to impose mills may impose a mill levy sufficient to generate the amount of property taxes actually assessed in the prior year plus one-half of the average rate of inflation for the prior 3 years.”

NACo materials available online for National County Government Month - April

Posted Date: 
January 26, 2012
Contact: 
Jim Philipps, jphilipps@naco.org, 202-942-4220

National County Government Month, celebrated each April, provides an outstanding opportunity for you to talk proudly about programs and services that help the residents of your county.

County Funds: Returning Secure Rural Schools Act title III

Posted Date: 
January 26, 2012
Contact: 
Rick Alexander, Secure Rural Schools Act, National Program Manager

New information has been posted on the Secure Rural Schools Act web site about how to return unobligated title III funds to the U.S. Treasury.

Certification of Secure Rural Schools Act Title III Expenditures in 2011--Deadline February 1, 2012

Posted Date: 
January 11, 2012
Contact: 
Rick Alexander, SRS Ntl Program Manager; Harold Blattie, MACo Executive Director

The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 as reauthorized in Public Law 110-343, requires each county that receives funds under Title III of the Act to submit an annual certification that the funds have been expended for the uses authorized under section 302(a) of the Act. 

Montana Land Information FY13 Grant Applications

Posted Date: 
January 5, 2012

The FY13 Montana Land Information Grant Application Package has been published http://giscoordination.mt.gov/grant.asp.  Other than the grant categories which come from the Land Information Plan priorities approved by the Montana Land Information Advisory Council in December, the application package and process remains unchanged from last year.  We were able to get this out a little earlier this year providing applicants another 10 days to work on their proposals.

CLOSED - Carbon County Seeking Full Time Administrative Assistant

Posted Date: 
October 25, 2011
Contact: 
Board of Carbon County Commissioners

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners is seeking a Full Time Administrative Assistant.  Please see the qualifications and job description here.