Category Archives: City of Great Falls

Some city tax bills are being reissued

Due to a printing error, some city tax bills were incorrect. The error was not made by the city, but the commercial street assessment did not appear on about 1,915 bills, according to City Manager Greg Doyon. Cascade County Treasurer Jamie Bailey said that those bills were being reprinted and should be in the mail by Wednesday. Those bills are

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Commissioners want more public discussion before considering changes to ordinance on guns in city parks

Last month, a number of citizens came to a City Commission meeting asking that they be allowed to carry concealed weapons in city parks with valid permits. During the Nov. 7 meeting, many of them returned asking if commissioners had considered their request. Several of the speakers said they believed that Great Falls parks would be targeted by those wanting

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Getting expired beer off shelves a step forward for public safety downtown 

As the Downtown Safety Alliance and Officer Adam Hunt of the Great Falls Police Department have been working to address safety issues downtown, one problem they have begun to tackle is the sale of expired beer in downtown establishments. That beer was substantially marked down and sold in some downtown shops for as low as 75 cents. That created an

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City retains independent accountant for CDBG review

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department told the City of Great Falls last month that it was declining funds for the Community Development Block Grant for Paris Gibson Square and was reviewing funds from the last three years for NeighborWorks Great Falls. The HUD decision came after months of controversy regarding conflicts of interest throughout the city’s grant process

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Commission OK’s rate increase for trash pickup

While ballots were being counted to determine the next City Commissioners, the current commission was conducting business. Commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve a 5 percent utility rate increase for residential customers and commercial construction dumpsters. The rate increase goes into effect on Dec. 1. Increasing landfill fees driving proposed sanitation rate increases For regular residential 96-gallon trash containers, the

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Kelly holds seat, Moe and Robinson take commission seats; chickens and economic levy fail; charter updates approved

Bob Kelly will keep his seat as mayor. As of 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night, Kelly has 9,881 votes and his challenger, Spencer Galloway had 2,591.   Kelly thanked Fred Burow and Bob Jones for their service as commissioners. Jones decided not to pursue another 4-year term. Burow ran, but announced he was dropping out after the primary. His name remained

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Public hearing on sanitation rate increase set for Tuesday’s Commission meeting

City Commissioners are considering a utility rate increase during Tuesday’s meeting. If approved, the rate increase goes into effect on Dec. 1. Before voting, the commission will conduct a public hearing on the proposed increases during the meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center. Increasing landfill fees driving proposed sanitation rate increases Public Works staff annually reviews

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