City to discuss budgets, litigation Tuesday night

Enterprise Staff

The Livingston City Commission will accept public comments on its final 2016-2017 budget and a proposed increase in street and alley maintenance at its Tuesday meeting. 

The budget for next year is $16.5 million. The street improvement fund has a 2 percent increase over last year to raise $965,965, according to the meeting agenda. 

The commission will also plan to hold an executive session behind closed doors to discuss three cases of “pending litigation.” 

The commissioners will receive an update from City Attorney Erik Coate on Folsom v. City of Livingston, pending in the Montana Supreme Court. David Folsom sued over construction paybacks he deemed the city owed him. The other case is Carlin and Wulf v. the City of Livingston,, an ongoing Human Rights Bureau case involving employees of Livingston Fire and Rescue. The third case involves an ongoing grievance filed by former Livingston Police Department officer Matthew Tubaugh.

The commission will also discuss: 

• Imposing a temporary citywide ban on outdoor burning.

• A presentation from the City Planning Board.

• Scheduling a special meeting to review city manager applications.

• A request from Rob Gilmore with the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District for increased funding. 

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the City-County Complex, 414 E. Callender St.