Category Archives: City of Great Falls

Neighborhood Council 3 meets Oct. 1

Neighborhood Council 3 meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Redeemer Lutheran Church Fellowship Room, downstairs, at 332 Riverview 3 W. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns, Calumet update, NeighborWorks clean-up recap, work session debrief, council visioning and goal setting overview with Mark Willmarth, Little Shell annexation and Skyline Heights apartments annexation. The council’s northern boundary is the

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Downtown group asks city to convert one-ways to two-way traffic

The Downtown Development Partnership is renewing the effort to convert the downtown one-ways to two-way traffic. Scott Reasoner, a downtown business owner, sent an email in August to the Business Improvement District asking about their appetite to revisit that discussion in an effort to make more space for pedestrians and outdoor dining. Joan Redeen, community manager for the BID, brought

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Library improvement projects nearing completion; Shared Catalog now live; new hotspots will be available for patron check-out

Improvement projects at the Great Falls Public Library are underway or nearing completion. The public meeting space in the basement is expected to be complete by early October. There were delays in carpet manufacturing slowing the project that was expected to be finished by the end of August. Library projects underway; shared catalog transition in September; Community Conversations project in

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Mansfield Center still low on events, revenue due to COVID; will host some jury selection

The Mansfield Center’s advisory board is anticipating another slow season in 2021. “I don’t see us having any shows next year other than the symphony,” Owen Grubenhoff, Mansfield events manager, told the advisory board during a Sept.18 meeting. Great Falls Symphony announces free 2020-2021 season Grubenhoff said the Great Falls Community Concert Association is expected to cancel their season. The

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City seeking applicants for multiple boards

The city is seeking applicants for multiple advisory boards and commissions. Citizen Interest Forms are available at the City Manager’s office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or online on the Citizen Interest Form Page.​ BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT/APPEALS There are two openings on the Board of Adjustment/Appeals for three-year terms beginning Oct. 1, through Sept. 30, 2023. The board

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City Commission approves downtown church permit; removes distance requirement for alcohol sales from churches

City Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to remove the restriction for the sale of on-premise alcohol sales within 600 feet of church. The proposed change came about when the city received a conditional use permit application for a church in the vacant space at 427 Central Ave., on the corner of Central and 5th Street across from Last Street Bistro.

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City has been awarded $10 million grant for indoor aquatics facility

Updated Sept. 22 with information from the Defense Department. The City of Great Falls has been awarded a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense for a $20 million indoor aquatics facility. Steve Herrig, Park and Recreation director, said that he had been anxious all day awaiting news of the grant award, since Sept. 15 had been the date

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City, GFPS planning land swap for aquatics facility, parking

The City of Great Falls is expecting to hear by Sept. 18 whether its been awarded a $10 million grant through the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program administered by the Office of Economic Adjustment. The grant would fund half of an estimated $20 million joint indoor aquatics facility that would be owned and operated by the city and open to the

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City Commission to consider ordinance change for alcohol near worship facilities; permit from church for downtown location

During their Sept. 15 meeting, City Commissioners will consider a proposed ordinance change that would remove the restriction for the sale of on-premise alcohol sales within 600 feet of church. The proposed change came about when the city received a conditional use permit application for a church in the vacant space at 427 Central Ave., on the corner of Central

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