Category Archives: City Commission

Wheat Ridge decision postponed to March

A decision on the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates has been delayed to March 5. Spencer Woith, one of the developers, wrote to city staff on Jan. 2 asking that the decision be postponed. In a follow-up email on Jan. 8, Woith said it the additional time was needed to address storm water and emergency access plans in the proposal. Wheat

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Process underway to update city land development code

The city’s development processes and requirements are often blasted as impediments to development, but much of the land use code was revised in 2005 as part of a major community effort after continued complaints about the overall appearance of the city. Now, the city is working to update Title 17, the land development code, as staff continues to revise the

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Management agreement with CourseCo approved for city golf courses

A new golf company will take over management of Great Falls’ two municipal courses effective Feb. 1. The City Commission voted unanimously during their Dec. 18 meeting to approve a three-year management agreement with CourseCo, a California company. Mike Sharp, CourseCo’s president and CEO, and Tom Bugbee, the chief operating officer, joined commissioners during their work session to discuss their

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Trail upgrades planned in West Bank Park

City Commissioners will consider awarding a $83,000 contract to Horn Construction for the West Bank Park phase three project. The project is means to improve River’s Edge Trail and West Bank Park and implements improvements to the southern portion of the park that were identified in the 2011 West Bank Master Plan and the 2016 Park and Recreation Master Plan.

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Commission asked to set Jan. 2 public hearing on children’s museum lease

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will be asked to set a public hearing for Jan. 2 on the new lease agreement with the Children’s Museum of Montana for the space at 22 Railroad Square. The museum has leased the space since September 1997, according to city records, and on Dec. 2, 2003, the commission approved at 15-year lease that included

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Golf management agreement on next week’s City Commission agenda

The city’s potential agreement with CourseCo for management of its two golf courses will go to the City Commission on Dec. 18. Park and Recreation Director Steve Herrig said during Monday that the contract was on the agenda for both the work session and regular City Commission meeting next week. City moving forward with golf course management negotiations In November,

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Children’s Museum lease likely to be renewed for five years; museum looking for new home

The city is reviewing its lease with the Children’s Museum of Montana for the space at 22 Railroad Square. The lease is up this month, but has an automatic five-year renewal. City Manager Greg Doyon has said that he’s recommending keeping the lease essentially as is, including the $1 per year rent, but that the city will need the building

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Commission to consider changes to city code related to buildings and construction

The next chunk of city code revisions are up for consideration by the City Commission on Tuesday. City staff have drafted changes to Title 15 that were presented to commissioners during an Oct. 16 work session and again for a first reading on Nov. 7. City moving forward with plan to suspend design review board; looking at changes to development

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City continuing tweaks to CDBG process to avoid conflicts of interest

City staffers are proposing changes to municipal code to expand the Board of Adjustment/Appeals’ jurisdiction. The board currently hears requests for variances to zoning and land development codes, among other issues. City staff told board members during a training session last week that they’re planning to recommend that the BOA jurisdiction would include appeals to administrative decisions, as well as

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Plumbers and Fitters labor agreement up for commission approval

The election is pushing the City Commission meeting to Wednesday, when they’ll consider a labor agreement with the Plumbers and Fitters Local No. 41, which covers five employees in three city departments–Park and Recreation, Planning and Community Development and Public Works. The agreement includes a 3.5 increase to wages through a 3 percent cost of living adjustment and 0.5 percent

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