Missoula County Commissioners are seeking public comment on a proposed parks and trails bond measure for $42 million with a 20-year obligation bond.

County Parks and Trails Manager Lisa Moisey said the county is responding to a request by a large group of businesses and organizations asking for the bond measure.

"The commissioners received a letter last month that was signed by 113 businesses and organizations asking them to propose a bond issue to fund parks and trails for both the city and the county to be placed on the ballot," Moisey said. "The purpose for the meeting is to allow the commissioners to learn more about the project and hear from the community. It will be a great listening opportunity for them."

Moisey said the $42 million would be spread out over a 20 year period.

"Proponents of the measure estimate the cost of the bond to be $37 per year, or roughly three dollars per month on a home valued at $200,000 over 20 years," Moisey said. "

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 at 401 West Railroad, the new Partnership Health Center, formerly The Creamery Building, located near the North Side Pedestrian Bridge.

County Parks and Trails Manager Lisa Moisey