Category Archives: City Commission

City approves changes to landscape code; rezone, lot aggregation, road vacation for Russell Museum

Updated 5 p.m. April 8 to add more information on the commission actions. City Commissioners voted during their April 7 meeting to approve changes to the landscaping code that would lessen requirements for trees and shrubs in many instances for commercial and residential development; and approved a rezone, lot aggregation and street vacation for the C.M. Russell Museum. Rezone, aggregation

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Rezone, aggregation and street vacation for Russell Museum up for vote at April 7 commission meeting

City Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on a request from the C.M. Russell Museum and Trigg C.M. Russell Foundation to rezone and aggregate some parcels as they go through a master plan process and consider expansion, as well as vacate 5th Street North between 12th and 13th Streets. In February, the city planning board unanimously voted to recommend that

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City likely to indefinitely postpone consideration of energy task force

The City Commission will consider postponing indefinitely consideration of a proposal to establish an energy task force due to COVID-19. Initially, the proposal was considered in February and commissioners pushed their decision to March 17. City delays several agenda items to April due to COVID-19 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commissioners pushed it again to April 7 since the city

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City, county testing remote options for public comment during commission meetings

City Commission meetings are looking a bit different these days. During the April 7 meeting, the city is testing call-in system for public comments. The city began changing the meeting format last month as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. The meetings are being held by video-conference, but the city is still make the effort to meet the requirements of open meeting

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City delays several agenda items to April due to COVID-19

The City Commission was scheduled to consider changes to the landscaping regulations and whether to establish a task force related to climate change but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, those items will be postponed to April 7. The commission was scheduled to have a special meeting on March 16 to discuss their priorities, which drive city staff’s efforts to draft

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City manager’s contract renewed another three years

City Commissioners renewed City Manager Greg Doyon’s contract for another three years. Commissioners met during a special session in March 3 and in closed session for Doyon’s annual performance evaluation. The new contract runs from March 24, 2020 to March 24, 2023. Commission gives Doyon favorable review; indicates desire to renew contract next year The new contract includes a base

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Commission voted 3-2 to dissolve city’s Design Review Board

The City Commission voted 3-2 during their March 3 meeting to dissolve the Design Review Board. The design standards and guidelines in city code will remain in place and be administered by staff. The city had suspended the board for a year from November 2018 to December 2019 while the city planning department had a heavy workload and was understaffed.

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City considering parking code changes March 3 for development projects

City Commissioners will consider code changes to the parking requirements for development during their March 3 meeting. The proposed changes have been presented in public meetings since December and include reductions in some required minimums for certain land uses; credit for bicycle parking; parking stall dimensions; paving options; and more. Proposed parking code changes get first read at Feb. 4

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City Commission to consider resolutions asking state, county to study potential impacts of proposed Madison Food Park

During their March 3 meeting, City Commissioners will consider two items related to the proposed Madison Food Park. The proposed food processing complex is located in the county and outside the city’s jurisdiction for any zoning, permitting or other regulatory actions. City looking at options to evaluate potential impacts of proposed Madison Food Park Last fall, members of the city’s

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Commissioners delay decision on energy task force to March 17

City Commissioners delayed their decision on establishing an energy task force to their March 17 meeting after determining that they needed more information about the proposal. During their Feb. 18 meeting, Commissioner Mary Moe presented a resolution drafted by Citizens for Clean Energy and said the idea was to have a task force work for a year to develop a

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