Resolution #2016-9 COMPENSATION FOR RETIREMENT

BACKGROUND The public employee retirement system has suffered in the past from not being actuarially sound.  Some public employee bargaining groups want to include factors such as overtime, insurance premium payments and other special benefits as part of the “total compensation” used in determining retirement benefits upon retirement. Adding these…

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Resolution #2016-12 LOCAL LODGING FEE

BACKGROUND Some cities and towns experience unexpected demands for increased municipal services.  Especially when these impacts are unpredicted, the impacted municipality cannot immediately afford the increased costs to enlarge their infrastructure and provide for expanding municipal services.  New growth eventually generates increased property tax revenue but it is not immediate…

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Resolution #2016-14 ABANDONED PROPERTY

BACKGROUND Local law enforcement agencies, police and sheriff departments, receive personal property that is evidence in criminal cases, has been abandoned by the owner or is recovered stolen property that the owner fails to claim. Since 1997 Montana does not have a statutory process for disposal of abandoned personal property…

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