Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Historic preservation work honored at next week’s award ceremony

It’s National Preservation Month and the Great Falls-Cascade County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission is hosting their annual awards ceremony on May 30. The event is 6-8 p.m. at the C.M. Russell Museum, 400 13th St. N. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and the public is invited to attend. During the event, the commission will recognize the preservation of three

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Bridge repair project starts this summer near Marketplace

Summer road construction season is approaching and beginning early June, crews will be working on improvements to the bridge deck of Exit 0 on Country Club Boulevard, specifically the bridge over the railroad tracks. Travelers heading east and west over this stretch of Country Club Boulevard, between the Fox Farm signal and Interstate 15, will merge into single-lane traffic in

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Commission gives Doyon favorable review; indicates desire to renew contract next year

The City Commission met Wednesday afternoon to conduct their annual evaluation of City Manager Greg Doyon. The commission met with Doyon in executive session for about two hours and when they came back into the public meeting, voted 5-0 to increase his compensation by four percent of the base salary, retroactive to March. Doyon’s base salary is $149,348 and the

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City approves parking meter increase for downtown Great Falls

Beginning July 1, parking meter rates in downtown Great Falls will increase to $1 per hour. The City Commission voted 4-1 on Tuesday, with Commissioner Tracy Houck dissenting, to increase the meter rate; replace the annual courtesy ticket with one per lifetime of a license plate; and slightly revise the fines for time violations. The new fine structure will be:

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County planning board finds growth policy adequate; asks for zoning, medical marijuana amendments

The Cascade County planning board voted 4-2 not to revise the growth policy. After about three hours of discussion the majority of the board decided that the policy that was adopted in 2014 remained adequate today. County reviewing growth policy The board largely agreed that the five primary goal included in the 2014 document had not changed. Those five goals

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Increased parking meter fee on Tuesday’s commission agenda

Faced with year’s of deferred maintenance that the parking program hasn’t been able to afford, the Parking Advisory Commission has recommended several changes that the City Commission will consider Tuesday night. Last fall’s proposal to quadruple meter rates on Central Avenue was essentially dead in the water and the PAC has since revised the proposal. $2 meter rate hike proposal

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Two neighborhood councils meet this week

Two neighborhood councils meeting next week. Neighborhood Council 5 meets in the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S at 7 p.m. May 20. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns, introduction of new council member, field of trash next to the east end Walmart and guest presenters. Jim Porter will give an update on the Highland

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