Category Archives: City Commission

City finalizes water treatment plant improvement project

City Commissioners voted to approve final payment for an improvement project at the city’s water treatment plant. During their April 6 meeting, commissioners  voted to the final payment of $204,156 to Sletten Construction and $2,062 to the State Miscellaneous Tax Fund. The project was significantly delayed last year due to delayed delivery of valves and actuators, key components for the

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Commissioners approve new restroom for Lions Park

City Commissioners approved the purchase of a $152,265 precast concrete restroom for Lions Park. It’s the second purchase of a precast concrete restroom from CXT, Inc. out of Spokane, for the city, the first was purchased last year and is being installed in Oddfellows Park. The structure for Lions will replace the existing aging restroom. The new restroom will include

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City Commissioners approved land swap; wayfinding plan; Civic Center repair contract

City Commissioners unanimously approved a land swap and two subdivision actions during their April 6 meeting for the Independence Bank project at the corner of River Drive and 10th Street North. The land swap will allow the future connection of the River’s Edge Trail to the 10h Street Bridge. True Brew to go inside new Independence Bank on the river;

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City establishes special panel to study crime

City Commissioners voted unanimously during their April 6 meeting to establish a special, temporary panel to study crime issues in the city. Commissioner Rick Tryon suggested the panel during the commission’s January priority setting meeting and in the meantime, he and City Manager Greg Doyon have met with various law enforcement officials. Those meetings, Tryon said, have been “very eye

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Crime study committee on April 6 Commission agenda

City Commissioners will consider a resolution during their April 6 meeting to establish a committee to study crime issues in Great Falls. The proposal, if approved, would create a panel of seven people who would study the issues for three to six months with the goal of having draft recommendations available for public review no later than August and a

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$5.4 million Civic Center repair contract on April 6 City Commission agenda

The City Commission will consider the contract for the Civic Center façade repair project during their April 6 meeting. They were initially scheduled to make that decision during their March 16 meeting, but staff asked them to delay the vote to April 6 to allow staff more time to conduct a more detailed analysis of the bids. The city received

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True Brew to go inside new Independence Bank on the river; land swap on April 6 City Commission agenda

Independence Bank has released more of their plans for their new location at the corner of River Drive and 9th Street North. The project goes to the City Commission on April 6 for consideration of a land swap and two subdivision actions. The proposed land swap with the city would allow future connection for the River’s Edge Trail to the

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Neighborhood Council 4 meets March 25

Neighborhood Council 4 meets at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at the Heritage Baptist Church, 900 52nd St. N. Agenda items include Woods Carwash conditional use permit, NeighborWorks CommUnity Cleanup, Little Free Library and neighborhood concerns. More information on NC#4, including boundaries and contact information, is here. Monthly agendas are posted on the Neighborhood Council meeting calendar at least 48 hours prior the

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City to receive $20 million in COVID funds; aquatic center plan updated; GFPD chief replacement process underway; Civic Center facade contract pushed to April 6

The City of Great Falls is slated to receive about $20 million in federal funds through the recently approved COVID-19 stimulus package. City Manager Greg Doyon said during the March 16 commission meeting that the funds would come in two seperate payments over the next year. He said that the rules regarding how the funds can be used haven’t been

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City discusses creation of crime task force

City Commissioners are continuing their discussion on establishing a task force to “evaluate crime issues in our community and produce detailed actionable recommendations on how to reduce crime in Great Falls,” according to Commissioner Rick Tryon’s proposed concept. Tryon first raised the idea during the commission’s annual priority setting meeting in January. It was the only concrete idea to come

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