Worst Use of Taxpayer Dollars Last Year
FIRST PLACE: Settling Lawsuits (i.e., Bridger Creek Homeowners who bought mcmansions adjacent to the landfill)
SECOND PLACE: 501Cs - Slow road work
THIRD PLACE: Dog park at Story Mill
It was December 2014 when homeowners adjacent to Bozeman’s Story Mill Landfill filed suit against the City claiming its negligence in allowing toxic chemicals to leak from the landfill onto their property. In May 2016 the City proposed a $7.5 million settlement to be awarded to 22 property owners in the affected neighborhood. Taxpayers are footing a tenth of that bill, $750,000.