Category Archives: City of Great Falls

City Commission approves $55K contract for Gore Hill water tower artwork

City Commissioners voted 4-1, with Bill Bronson dissenting, to award a $55,000 contract to Cameron Moberg to paint the Gore Hill water tower. Staff recommended, and commissioners approved design option one to be painted in the summer of 2021, after the warranty period expires on the current paint. No funding source has yet been identified but city staff are working with the

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Upcoming road closures in Great Falls

Beginning Nov. 7, 2nd Alley South between 2nd Street South and Park Drive South will be closed for about two weeks for utility work associated with a Charter Communications project. Detours will be on 1st Avenue South Avenue South between Park Drive South and 1st Street South. Local access to businesses and government buildings including the Great Falls Police Department

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Commissioners approve TIF request for Buffalo Crossing development in 3-2 vote

In a 3-2 vote, City Commissioners approved a tax increment financing request for Buffalo Crossing, a 2.2 acre property on the Missouri River, during their Nov. 5 meeting. The developers requested, and commissioners approved, a $350,600 TIF request for public infrastructure improvements associated with development of the Buffalo Crossing subdivision in the West Bank Urban Renewal TIF District. The property was

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Two Neighborhood Councils meet this week

Two Neighborhood Councils meet this week. Neighborhood Council 6 meets Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside School Library. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns and guest speakers. Guest speakers include Planning and Community Development Director Craig Raymond and Great Falls Public Library Director Susie McIntyre. The council’s northern boundary is 10th Avenue South, the southern boundary is

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Commission to consider change order to cattery contract for utility line relocation; animal shelter discussion on work session agenda

As construction on the cattery addition at the Great Falls Animal Shelter began, it was determined that the main gas and electrical supply lines were not in the best spot and were within the current construction footprint. City staff are proposing to relocate those lines and during the Nov. 5 meeting, commissioners will consider a $18,825.63 change order to the

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Contract for Jaycee Park improvements on Nov. 5 commission agenda

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $238,262 contract to United Materials for improvements in Jaycee Park. The project will improve the park with a new basketball court, pickleball courts, pavilion and ADA compliant handicap ramps and sidewalk. With savings on park district projects, staff working to complete additional projects this year The improvements were identified as needs

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City, local companies discuss challenges, options for recycling

Recycling has been a topic of discussion during many Neighborhood Council meetings this year and several said they wanted more information from the city on why the city doesn’t provide a program. Based on that interest, City Manager Greg Doyon invited representatives from the city’s sanitation division, Pacific Steel and Recycling, Steel Etc. and Republic Services, a company that acquired

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Council of Councils discusses Madison Food Park; Council 4 joins Council 5 in asking city to study potential impact

Members of Neighborhood Council 5 asked members of the city’s other eight councils during the Oct. 29 Council of Councils meeting to sign on to their resolution asking the city to study the potential impact of the Madison Food Park. “This conversation is a call to action,” Eric Ray, Council 5 chairman, said during the meeting. Council 5 voted during

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Council of Councils meets Oct. 29 to talk recycling, Madison Food Park

The Council of Councils meets Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. The Council of Councils includes delegates from each of the city’s nine Neighborhood Councils and two members of the City Commission. The council meets three times annually, generally in January, May and October, to discuss issues of citywide importance and share goals/projects

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