Category Archives: City of Great Falls

City asked to update Stuckey Road project agreement

City Commissioners will consider a change to the agreement for the Stuckey Road project during their June 15 meeting. Commissioners originally approved the memorandum of understanding and project funding maintenance agreement with the Montana Department of Transportation in June 2018 and a change was made in February 2021. The city received an amendment on May 20, 2021, requesting an increase

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City planning installation of new restroom in Lions Park

During their June 15 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding $79,447.61 contract to Horn Construction for utility and site work for the new precast concrete restroom at Lions Park. The project new restroom will replace the aging restroom located in Lions Park and will be installed by CXT of Spokane. Commissioner approved the purchase of the restroom from CXT in

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One week remains to file with 7 commission candidates; mayor unchallenged

With one week remaining to file in the city election, there are seven candidates for commission and one for mayor. Filing opened April 22 and so far, Kendall Cox, Susan Wolff, Joe McKenney, Eric Hinebauch, Greg Schoby, Paige Turoski and Joshua Copeland have filed for the two open seats on the City Commission. Wolff enters City Commission race Mayor Bob

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City planning ADA sidewalk improvements near Longfellow

The city commission will consider awarding a $77,465 contract to MRTE during their June 15 meeting for sidewalk improvements around Longfellow Elementary School. The project will improve pedestrian traffic and meet federal ADA requirements, as well as provide an accessible route to a state maintained ADA compliant pedestrian corridor along 10th Avenue South, according to the staff report. “The locations’

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Couple drops effort to revive urban chicken initiative


The authors of the latest urban chicken proposal have suspended their effort. Jaron and Angelique Wethington notified the city’s neighborhood council coordinator on June 10 that they’re stopping their effort and “provided no further explanation,” according to Lanni Klasner. In May, Jaron Wethington spoke at neighborhood council meetings asking the councils to consider supporting an urban chicken ordinance. A number

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New crime task force begins meeting

The city’s newly established crime task force met for the first time June 7 to go over basics of public meetings and get an initial briefing from Great Falls Police Department Chief Jeff Newton. During the meeting, City Commissioner Rick Tryon said that the city is looking for specific recommendations on addressing crime issues in the community. Crime task force

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Road construction will impact traffic on Upper River Road June 14-17

Construction will impact traffic on Upper River Road next week. The project is being done by city and county road divisions. Road work underway on Upper River Road Next week’s construction schedule is: June 14: Leveling course northbound lane from 40th Avenue South to 31st Avenue South. Flaggers and pilot cars will be used and drivers should expect delays of

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Crime task force meets for first time June 7

The city’s new crime task force meets for the first time at 4 p.m. June 7 in the Commission Chambers at the Civic Center. The task force membership is comprised of: Mary Lynne Billy – Indian Family Health Clinic Shawna Jarvey – transition consultant, Benefis Health Nicole Griffith– Victim Witness Program Sandra Guynn – chair of Neighborhood Council of Councils

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Road work underway on Upper River Road

Preparation work for an asphalt overlay project on Upper River Road is underway. The city Street Division of Public Works is partnering with the Cascade County Road Department for the project to install a three-inch overlay on about 7,500 feet of Upper River Road from Overlook Drive to 40th Avenue South. [More details on the Upper River Road project and

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