As of Monday night, the City of Bozeman’s budget for 2020 is official.
City commissioners opted to adopt the city’s largest budget at $200 million, which aims to help build the new Bozeman Public Safety Center and help affordable housing.
Included in that budget: an amendment that is a step forward for the Bogert Pavilion shell.
The city manager’s office included a proposed bundle of amendments, one that included $200,000 to pay for shell repairs.
Officials add that with no insurance money to cover the damages from the partial roof collapse three months ago, this would help make the shell a priority.
While the future of the shell is still unknown, the city has told us that the goal is to find ways to repair it first.
“We’re looking at a couple of different options, all the way from splicing out the rotted portions and piecing in a new section of beam all the way to replacing all of the beams, themselves, but we are really trying to explore options that involve a full repair of that facility,” says Jon Henderson, Bozeman Strategic Services director.
Other amendments that passed include about S200,000 to help affordable housing, $25,000 to help look into city broadband coverage and other improvements, including to city bus services.