Category Archives: City Commission

Commission approves cattery contract; Maclean partnership discussions ongoing

After a month-long delay, the City Commission voted 4-0 on Tuesday to award a $462,000 contract to Detailed Construction for the cattery addition at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. The contract was initially on the April 2 agenda, but the commission voted 3-2 to postpone the decision to September, effectively killing the bid that had a 60-day clock. Community members

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Houck posts intent to seek relection, has not filed paperwork

Tracy Houck posted on social media over the weekend that she intends to seek re-election for City Commission. As of Monday afternoon, she had not filed the paperwork at the county election office. Houck has not yet responded to The Electric’s question regarding when she’ll file. Few filings so far in city election In her Facebook post, she wrote, “I

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City Commission rescinds April 2 action putting cattery contract on May 7 agenda

City Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday night to rescind their April 2 decision postponing a decision on awarding a contract for the cattery addition at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. That will put consideration of the $462,000 contract on the commission’s May 7 meeting. Commission reverses course on cattery decision for city animal shelter During Tuesday’s special meeting, Commissioner Owen Robinson

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Cattery back on commission agenda for special meeting

The City Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. April 30 to consider rescinding their action to postpone the cattery contract. On April 2, the commission voted 3-2 to postpone action to Sept. 3 on awarding a $462,000 contract to Detailed Construction for the cattery addition at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. Commission reverses course on cattery decision

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Commission reverses course on cattery decision for city animal shelter

During Tuesday’s meeting, the City Commission directed staff to schedule a special meeting so it could rescind its previous vote to postpone a decision on the cattery addition at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. They’ll then put the construction contract for the cattery on the May 7 agenda for consideration. Cattery for city animal shelter likely to come up at

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City staff recommending changes to ethics committee procedure; one commissioner said committee should be dissolved

During tonight’s meeting, the City Commission will be asked to consider a change to the code pertaining to the city ethics committee. The committee was established in 2017 and stemmed from a series of conflict of interest issues related to the Community Development Block Grant allocation cycle that year. The city has also revamped the CDBG process, created conflict disclosure

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Commission to consider $2.26 million agreement for water plant upgrades

On Tuesday, the City Commission will consider a $2.268 million professional services agreement with Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. for filtration improvements at the water treatment plant. The project will replace the filter media and associated under drains of all 16 water treatment plantĀ filter bays. Filter cleaning implements and filter waste water solutions will also be addressed, according to

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Cattery for city animal shelter likely to come up at April 16 meeting

UPDATED: April 14, 2019 The cattery at the Great Falls Animal Shelter will likely be discussed again during next week’s City Commission meeting, though it’s not on the agenda. Last week, the commission voted 3-2 to postpone their decision to September on a $462,000 contract to Detailed Construction for the cattery addition at the shelter. Since the bid has to

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Bronson will not seek reelection for City Commission; Kelly will seek reelection as mayor; Houck undecided

City Commissioner Bill Bronson will not be seeking reelection this year. Bronson told The Electric that 2020 is the year he’s planned for some time to wind-down his full-time law practice and start retirement, which will be focusing on other projects. “Winding down the law business and getting involved with some new projects will require much of my time and

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