Category Archives: City of Great Falls

CourseCo updates city on golf operations since taking over management

CourseCo took over operations of the city’s two municipal gold courses in February and during the July 16 work session, the City Commission got an update on their progress. Tom Bugbee, CourseCo’s chief operating officer, as well as Jeff Stange, the new general manager, and Keith Hollenback, golf superintendent, gave a brief overview on the transition and current operations. CourseCo

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GFPD officers in schools provide annual report to school board

During the school year that just wrapped up, the school resource officers investigated 660 complaints in Great Falls Public Schools. That uptick is due in large part to a zero tolerance on the increased usage of vaping among students, according to Capt. Jeff Newton of the Great Falls Police Department. Newton presented the SRO report during Monday’s school board meeting.

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Storm drain improvement project underway on south side of Great Falls

Construction started earlier this month on the south Great Falls storm drain improvement project. The project contract was awarded in March to United Materials for $774, 805 and will provide an outlet for storm water that collects in an existing depression on private property along the east side of 4th Street South, and to collect surface drainage within the Grandview Tracts

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Morony Park could be option for Children’s Museum in preliminary discussions

The Children’s Museum of Montana is still on the hunt for a new location. The museum is currently in a city owned building behind the Civic Center, a building the city intends to take over when the current five-year lease expires in 2023. In June, the museum asked the city to consider the possibility of using parkland for the new

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Love’s Travel Stop annexation on city planning board agenda Tuesday

The Love’s Travel Stop and Country Stores project is progressing and the company has requested annexation into the city and zoning for the property just off the I-15 interchange at Gore Hill. The two parcels that will be annexed will be part of a development that will include two additional parcels already within the city limits that are owned by

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City seeking applicants for various boards and commissions

The city is seeking applicants for several boards and commissions. Citizen Interest Forms are available at the City Manager’s office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or may be downloaded from the Citizen Interest Form Page. GREAT FALLS ETHICS COMMITTEE The City Commission is seeking applications for the Great Falls Ethics Committee for an alternate member that would attend all Ethic Committee meetings

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Three neighborhood councils meet next week

Three neighborhood councils meet next week. Neighborhood Council 7 meets on July 8 at 7 p.m. in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. Agenda items include committee reports and neighborhood concerns. The council area includes the Original Townsite whose northern and western boundaries are the Missouri River, the southern boundary is 10th Avenue South, and the eastern boundary is 10th

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Robinson, Moe: City should take over review of partnership options with Maclean

Commissioners Owen Robinson and Mary Moe have been meeting with members of the Maclean Cameron Animal Adoption Center for the last few months to discuss a potential partnership that, in their view could be a cost savings for the city. During the July 2 work session, they presented their discussions so far to their fellow City Commissioners, city staff and

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Portion of 5th Avenue North will close for sidewalk project

The installation of ADA compliant curb ramps and sidewalk at the intersection of 31st Street North and 5th Avenue North will close 5th Avenue North between 30th and 32nd Street from July 8-19. The city has contracted with Missouri River Trucking and Excavation for the project. The contractor will provide barricades and detour signs in the area of construction for

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