Category Archives: City Commission

City to consider lease of city parkland

The City Commission will consider during their Dec. 7 meeting setting a public hearing for Dec. 21 regarding the lease of a portion of Highland Park to the Electric City BMX Association. The proposed lease with the Electric City BMX Association is a five-year lease with an option to renew at the city’s sole discretion, according to the city staff

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City considering changes to weapons ordinance

During their Dec. 7 meeting, City Commissioners will consider setting a public hearing on a proposed ordinance change regarding firearms. The commission will be asked to accept the proposed ordinance on first reading and set a public hearing for Dec. 21. The change is largely due to changes in state law, including Legislative Referendum 130 in the November 2020 general

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City considering changes to fire code for false alarms; licensing; maintenance of fire alarm systems

During their Dec. 7 meeting, City Commissioners will hold public hearings on two proposed changes to the city’s fire code. The first is a proposed fine for false alarms. GFFR has experienced an increase in false alarm calls to businesses in recent years that waste time and resources, according to GFFR. GFFR to cease responding to minor medical calls; proposing

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City holding hearing on use of federal housing funds

The City Commission will hold a public hearing on Dec. 7 during on the city’s HOME-ARP allocation plan development process. The hearing will be part of the regular commission meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers upstairs at the Civic Center. City to set public housing needs hearing for use of COVID relief funds The American Rescue

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City approves contract for tree removal to start water main, street reconstruction project

southwest street reconstruction

City Commissioners awarded a $68,743 contract to Doctor Lawn Landscape Services, Inc. to remove 12 boulevard trees in preparation of a street reconstruction project scheduled for the spring of 2022 on the southwest side. The tree removal is in preparation for a city project to replace seven blocks of water main this fall and reconstruct four blocks of the roadway in the

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City approves temporary agreement with county regarding CCHD governing body

This week, City Commissioners approved a temporary agreement with Cascade County for the governing body of the City-County Health Department. The Legislature passed a law this year requiring that there be a designated governing body for local joint health departments and the city and the county have been discussing their plan for months. The agreement is virtually the same as

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GFFR puts new ambulance into service

Great Falls Fire Rescue put their newest ambulance into service on Nov. 16 that was purchased this year through a Community Development Block grant from the city. Over the summer, the City Commission approved a CDBG request from GFFR for $355,042 for the new ambulance that will be based out of Fire Station 1 downtown. GFFR has an ambulance hosed

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Court dismisses lawsuit against city over Wheat Ridge denial

A district court judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed against the city in 2019 over the denial of the Wheat Ridge annexation, finding in favor of the city. In March of 2019, the City Commission denied annexation of 21.1 acres on the eastern edge of the city for the proposed Wheat Ridge residential subdivision. The annexation request was initially submitted

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Hinebauch appointed to fill Houck’s city commission seat

City Commissioners unanimously voted during their Nov. 16 meeting to appoint Eric Hinebauch to the vacancy created by Tracy Houck’s resignation. He’ll take the seat in December and have to run for the seat in the regular 2023 city election. Mayor Bob Kelly said the last time there was a vacancy was when he was appointed in 2012. In that

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City considering temporary agreement for joint health department

During their Nov. 16 meeting, City Commissioners will consider a temporary agreement with Cascade County for the governing body of the City-County Health Department. The Legislature passed a law this year requiring that there be a designated governing body for local joint health departments and the city and the county have been discussing their plan for months. The agreement on

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