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Two Mill Levies On Primary Ballot

Wolf Point voters will vote on the fate of two mill levies on the upcoming primary election ballot Tuesday, June 5.

The first is a public safety levy pertaining to Wolf Point Police Department. The vote calls for 59 mills over the next four years which will raise approximately $100,000 per year for public safety.

This levy was called for by the Wolf Point city council after numerous complaints regarding public safety in the City of Wolf Point. If approved, this levy will simply allow the WPPD to keep their seventh police officer.

If the levy fails to pass, the department will have to cut back to six officers.

Complaints against crime have slowed quite a bit since the seventh officer was hired after several months of being shorthanded. Prior to that, several public meetings were held specifically to address the crime issues around town. The levy to keep an additional officer on the police force was the solution to the crime problem.

The fiscal impact on a home with a value of $50,000 is approximately $38.83. The approximate impact on a $100,000 home is $79.65 and $159.30 on a $200,000 home.

Additionally, the entirety of Roosevelt County will vote on whether or not to renew the road fund special mill levy. This six year levy taxes eight mills and raises $252,363.38 per year for purchasing, crushing and spreading gravel county-wide.

The fiscal impact on a home with a $100,000 value is about $10.80 each year. The impact to a $200,000 home is about $21.60 per year.

This is a renewal of a levy passed six years ago. This has been the county’s primary source of income for gravel crushing, purchasing and spreading.