Tuesday, June 25, the Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce will host an informational forum on two topics that are on the ballot in the upcoming City Election. The forum is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. at the Cut Bank Voting Center.
The two items to be presented at the forum include the Public Safety Mill Levy to fund a School Resource Officer Position in Cut Bank Schools, as well as the Exclusive Franchise ballot issue for the city’s natural gas provider to remain Cut Bank Gas Company.
“There have been a lot of questions from our members about the upcoming election, specifically about the funding of the School Resource Officer,” said Cut Bank Chamber Executive Director Amy Overstreet. “The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for community members to get answers to their questions and for stakeholders to provide more information about the pros and cons of the passage, or failure, of the ballot issues.”
The Chamber has a policy of remaining neutral and not making endorsements when it comes to political candidates and/or ballot initiatives. The Chamber is hosting the forum to inform voters of the two issues which will be on the upcoming mail-in ballot next month.
The forum will include a moderator to ensure presenters stick to facts and information, steering conversations away from persuasive pleas to vote for or against the measures.
Speakers at the forum will include City of Cut Bank Mayor Dan Raemaeker and Cut Bank Police Chief Mike Schultz. The forum will be moderated by Chamber Director Nate Kavanagh.