Category Archives: City Commission

Fee structure change proposed to help keep Broadway series in Great Falls

The partners who run the Broadway in Great Falls series are proposing an adjustment to the fee structure at the Mansfield Theater. The change, if approved by the City Commission, would not change the ticket price for consumers and the city wouldn’t lose money. The proposal came from the Great Falls Symphony’s partners for the Broadway series, Innovation Arts and

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DoD finds no violation in city process for aquatic center

The U.S. Department of Defense has found that the city followed all regulations related to selecting the project design team for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. The DoD awarded the city a $10 million grant in 2020 for the new Aim High Big Sky Aquatic Center to be constructed in Lions Park. The city is matching the grant

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Library looking at funding structure options, possibility of levy

The Great Falls Public Library roof repair project is underway and library officials are looking at different funding structures. The library roof repair contract was awarded for $253,757 to CentiMark Corporation of Billings, the low bid, during the July 6 City Commission meeting. The project includes the removal of the existing white single-ply, wind-vented roof membrane system, rigid insulation and

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County attorney reviews candidates for November city ballot; determines Turoski’s name can be on ballot

The names of candidates to appear on the city ballot in November has changed again. The Cascade County Attorney’s Office issued a legal opinion on July 23 stating that Paige Turoski’s name can appear on the ballot, after previously finding that her name could not because she hadn’t filed paperwork on time with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices. That

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City budget approved; work on aquatics center continuing

City Commissioners unanimously adopted their budget during their July 20 meeting for the current fiscal year. The budget does not include any tax increases and has been discussed in several commission work sessions. City Manager Greg Doyon has called this a continuation of the city’s economic recovery budgeting. City budget proposal includes no tax, utility increases There are also no

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City considering changes to RV, trailer parking on residential streets

Due to a number of complaints, city staff has again reviewed the city code regarding recreational vehicles, trailers and the like being parked on city streets for extended periods of time. Jeff Hindoien, deputy city attorney, said that the issue has been reviewed a number of times over the years. City staff has discussed the same issue in at least

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City considering free parking for ADA spots downtown

City Commissioners will consider a proposal during their July 20 meeting to make parking in officially signed ADA parking stalls free to those properly using the spaces. Since the new multi-space kiosks were installed downtown this spring, city staff, members of the Parking Advisory Commission and downtown merchants have received “negative feedback regarding the inconvenient location of the new equipment

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Schoby drops out of City Commission race; no write-in candidates filed

Correction: This story has been updated with corrected information from the elections office on the write-in deadline for the November ballot. Greg Schoby has withdrawn from the City Commission race but his name will remain on the ballot. The deadline to formally withdraw from the election and have their name removed from the ballot was June 21, according to the

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City Commission to consider proposed budget on July 20

City Commissioner will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget during their July 20 meeting. The budget does not include any tax increases and has been discussed in several commission work sessions. City Manager Greg Doyon has called this a continuation of the city’s economic recovery budgeting. City budget proposal includes no tax, utility increases There are also no

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City approves expanded TIF programs for downtown projects

City Commissioners voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the Downtown Urban Renewal Plan that will allow the city to use tax increment financing for a wider range of projects by private developers. The new programs will go into effect in August. The downtown tax increment financing district is an urban renewal district that was established in 2012 with key goals

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