Category Archives: City Commission

Public hearing set for Nov. 5 on TIF funding for Buffalo Crossing

City Commissioners approved a resolution of intent for a tax increment financing project during the Oct. 15 meeting and set a public hearing for Nov. 5 on the requested TIF funding. Buffalo Crossing is the name of the 2.2 acre property that was subdivided earlier this year into six lots. Lot 1 has the barrel building on the corner of

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City Commission candidate forum is Oct. 17 at GFCMSU

The Electric is hosting a City Commission candidate forum on Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Great Falls College MSU. All candidates have been invited to participate. The forum will include prepared questions moderated by Jenn Rowell of The Electric and the audience will be able submit questions during the forum. Cherry Creek Radio is planning to

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City continuing to explore options for animal care, staff developed draft request for proposal from Maclean

The city is continuing to gather information related to discussions about any potential partnership or other arrangement between the Great Falls Animal Shelter and the Maclean Cameron Animal Adoption Center. During the Oct. 15 work session, City Manager Greg Doyon provided updated information from the city shelter, Maclean and Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter in Bozeman. The version from

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911 equipment contract on Oct. 15 commission agenda

City Commissioners will consider approving a $301,004.41 contract during their Oct. 15 meeting with Central Square/Zuercher Technologies for the replacement of call processing equipment at the Great Falls Emergency Communication 911 Dispatch Center. The current equipment, Positron VIPER, was approaching its replacement date at the city’s dispatch center and city staff released a request for proposals to explore replacements and

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No bids received for Gibson Park Trail repair; staff recommends rebid in January

City staff is recommending that commissioners readvertise and rebid the Gibson Park Trail restoration in January since no bids were received by the Oct. 9 deadline. The projects includes an asphalt overlay and updated Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps and crossings. The project, in conjunction with Montana Department of Transportation updates to the park entrance, would bring the resurface

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City completes major storm drain improvement project; commission to consider contract change, final payment

City Commissioners will consider a change order and final payment for the 18th Street storm drain improvements phase 2B during their Sept. 17 meeting. Three bids were received for the project in March 2018 with bids ranging from $3.28 million to $3.5 million. Commissioners awarded the contract in March 2018 to Central Excavation, the low bidder. The final project cost

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Two neighborhood councils meet this week, one is hosting city candidate forum

    Next week Great Falls Neighborhood Councils #5 and #8 will host their monthly meetings. Below is a brief summary of each meeting:  Neighborhood Council 5 is hosting a City Commission candidate forum at the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S. at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. The City Commission candidates invited to attend are Mayor Bob Kelly,

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Commission approves code change to allow for part-time judge appointment

Commissioners unanimously approved changes to city code to all for the part-time Municipal Court judge that was included in the city budget approved in July. State law requires that the number of Municipal Court judges be set by ordinance by the governing body. The elected Municipal Court judge may appoint a properly qualified part-time judge to serve during the elected

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