Category Archives: City Budget

Some pool fees proposed to increase 50 cents

Small increases are being proposed for open swim fees at the Natatorium, Water Tower and Jaycee pools and at the Mitchell Pool for children two and under. Those increases are each 50 cents. The proposed increases would generate an estimated $6,140 toward pool operations, according to the staff report. About $4,311 would be generated at Water Tower and Jaycee pools

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Park district is on track to go to May 8 ballot for $1.5 million assessment

The proposed park district will be on the Jan. 16 City Commission agenda for a first meeting and to set a public hearing for Feb. 6. That meets the deadlines set under state law to put the park district on the May 8 ballot. During a special work session Monday morning, commissioners discussed the mechanics of how the assessment process

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City crews on 24-hour schedule for snow and ice operations

Snow and ice removal crews at Great Falls Public Works operate on a 24 hour schedule during the winter. They’ve been busy the last few weeks. “It usually takes a good 24 hours after a snow event to get to all our priority roads,” said Eric Boyd, city street division foreman. Boyd and the street division were kind enough to

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Water main installed for new Gore Hill water tower

Initial work to prepare for the new Gore Hill water tower has been completed and on Tuesday, the City Commission will be asked to approve final payment of $12,014.39 to Ed Boland Construction and $121.36 to the State Miscellaneous Tax Fund. The project installed a new water main that will service the new water tower, scheduled for construction beginning in

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Golf fee increases get first reading during City Commission meeting

City Commissioners will take a first look at proposed golf fee increases during Tuesday’s meeting and likely set a public hearing for Dec. 5. The Golf Advisory reviewed the proposal in October and recommended that commissioners approve the fee increase. According to the Park and Recreation department, golf fees haven’t been increased since 2016 and the increase is needed to

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New Park and Rec director announced 

The City of Great Falls has a new Park and Recreation director. City Manager Greg Doyon announced today the appointment of Stephen Herrig of Leavenworth, Kansas. Herrig replaces Joe Petrella who left in January to take a position in Arizona after working as director here for two years. Herrig is currently the recreation manager for Blue Valley Recreation Commission in

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Commission approves parking fee increase; training requirement for elected, appointed officials

City Commissioners voted 4-1 to increase monthly rates for the city’s two parking garages to $51. They also officially established a pedlet program within city code and granted the city manager the authority to negotiate and authorize special incentive rates for bulk parking leases in the garage and surface lots for customers who either lease numerous garage spaces and/or pre-pay

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