Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Special Lighting District in Hardin approved without difficulty

Public comment in regards to the proposed Special Improvement Lighting District No. 1 in Hardin, which occurred prior to the Sept. 15 city council meeting, lasted all of two minutes. The lighting district and its assessment were then unanimously approved by council members without incident.
District No. 1 will be receiving all assets and liabilities from former Lighting Districts No. 33 and 46, and will be located on the western side of the city.
During the meeting, Finance Officer Michelle Dyckman said the total assessed area, about 2,585,000 square feet, had increased in size by about 800,000 over the past year. The total cost of maintenance and electrical currents for the 2015 fiscal year, according to the lighting district resolution, is a sum of $19,550. 
Of this cost, Big Horn County will be paying about $4,400 with the runners up being Peaks & Prairie Properties at $885, Little Horn State Bank at $860 and Freda Lammers at $823. The City of Hardin will pay about $670. Costs for the district are assessed by a factor of 0.00619 dollars per square foot.
Payments for the district are due on Nov. 30, 2015 and May 31, 2016.