Category Archives: City of Great Falls

City considering traffic study on north side of Great Falls

City Commissioners will consider a $92,700 professional services agreement during their Jan. 21 meeting for a transportation study. The agreement proposed is with Sanderson Stewart for preparation of the North Great Falls Sub-Area Transportation Study. There will be no financial impact to the city since $82,700 will be paid by reimbursement from the Montana Department of Transportation with 86.5 percent

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City proposing increased trash pickup rates

During their Jan. 21 work session, City Commissioners will hear the annual sanitation rate analysis from the public works department. During the regular meeting, they’ll consider proposed rate increases on first reading and set a public hearing on the proposal for their Feb. 18 meeting. If approved, the new rates will go into effect March 1. [The presentation slides are

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Two Great Falls neighborhood councils meet next week

Two neighborhood councils are meeting next week in Great Falls. Neighborhood Council 5 meets Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S. Agenda items include neighborhood concerns, council member onboarding, election of officers and guest speaker Jamie Wyatt Marshall from KEY – Kids Education Yes. The council’s northern boundary is

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GFPL hosting ‘Library Invitational;’ Carnegie Library events

The Great Falls Public Library is inviting all library workers in the entirety of Cascade County to a “Library Invitational.” “Sharing information is what libraries are all about,” Katie Richmond, GFPL program coordinator, said in a release. “So it makes sense to coordinate between all of us to make sure we are keeping communication lines open, and exploring the resources

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Usage lower at smaller Mustang Pool; city still working on Natatorium replacement, demolition plans

Since the city closed the Morony Natatorium at the end of 2018, it’s been partnering with the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind to use the Mustang Pool. During the Jan. 13 Park and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, Marian Permann told board members that usage was down, in part because the Mustang Pool is significantly smaller than the Natatorium.

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Options still being considered for DNRC land in Fox Farm area

The future of about 80 acres off Fox Farm Road is uncertain as the Montana Department of Natural Resources works to meet the statutory mandate for the land to generate revenue for the state’s school trust fund. A group of locals has been working to conserve the property as open space and briefed City Commissioners on their efforts during the

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Youth basketball tourney has 95 teams in Great Falls this weekend

The 2020 Electric City Winter Classic Youth Basketball Tournament is in Great Falls this weekend. The event is sponsored by Steel Etc and Park and Recreation’s Community Recreation Center and includes girls’ and boys’ teams, grades 3-8. This year, 95 teams are coming from all over the state and 70 of those teams are coming from out of town, according

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Residential units planned for vacant lot on 2nd Avenue North

A young entrepreneur is returning to Great Falls after college with the intention to begin a career as a real estate developer. Andreas Geranios, son of Nick Geranios, is getting started with a project on 2nd Avenue North turning a vacant property next to Smoked. American Barbecue into two residential homes. “My interest as a potential developer of the downtown

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City considering reduced parking, landscaping requirements for development; increased fees

Parking and landscaping requirements for development in Great Falls have long been points of contention and in their effort to revamp the development process, city staff have developed proposals to make substantial changes. Last month, staff reviewed their proposal to reduce parking requirements for some land uses and make other changes that would give developers greater flexibility for parking with

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Three Great Falls neighborhood councils meet next week

Three neighborhood councils meet next week. Neighborhood Council 7 meets 7 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Civic Center’s Gibson Room. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns, council member onboarding, election of officers, roundabout support letter and Madison Food Park resolution. The council area is the Original Townsite whose northern and western boundaries are the Missouri River, the southern boundary

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