Category Archives: City of Great Falls

City completes major storm drain improvement project; commission to consider contract change, final payment

City Commissioners will consider a change order and final payment for the 18th Street storm drain improvements phase 2B during their Sept. 17 meeting. Three bids were received for the project in March 2018 with bids ranging from $3.28 million to $3.5 million. Commissioners awarded the contract in March 2018 to Central Excavation, the low bidder. The final project cost

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Two neighborhood councils meet this week, one is hosting city candidate forum

    Next week Great Falls Neighborhood Councils #5 and #8 will host their monthly meetings. Below is a brief summary of each meeting:  Neighborhood Council 5 is hosting a City Commission candidate forum at the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S. at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. The City Commission candidates invited to attend are Mayor Bob Kelly,

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Road closed at Fox Farm, 18th Avenue Southwest next week for repairs

The intersection of Fox Farm Road and 18th Avenue Southwest will be closed to all traffic for utility and street repairs Sept. 16-17, according to city public works. Detour routes will be provided and signed to allow residential and emergency access. The project may be postponed due to inclement weather, according to public works. For more information, call 771-1401. Other

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Feasibility study to replace Natatorium in the works; demolition planned by end of year

The city is moving forward with plans for a feasibility study for a potential new indoor aquatics facility. City staff are currently developing the request for proposals for what is an estimated $60,000 to $80,000 study. Staff said during the Sept. 9 Park and Recreation Advisory Board meeting that they’re hoping to start the study this fall. Staff has said

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Annexation approved for Love’s truck stop near airport

City Commissioners voted unanimously last week to approve the annexation of 2.775 acres into the city for the development of a Love’s Travel Stop and Country Stores. The annexed parcels will be part of a larger development area that includes two parcels already in the city limits that are owned by the Great Falls International Airport Authority. The development will

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Road closure for water main river crossing installation

The intersection of 19th Avenue South and Upper River Road will be closed to vehicles beginning Sept. 11 and completing Sept. 25, weather permitting. Two-way traffic on Upper River Road will be maintained but traffic speed will be reduced in the construction area, according to city public works. The closure is related to the installation of water main crossings under

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Four Neighborhood Councils meet next week

Four neighborhood councils meet next week. Neighborhood Council 7 meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns and guest speakers. The guest speakers are Terry Thompson, candidate for City Commission, and Wayne Bye, Montana Department of Probation and Parole deputy chief of Region 3. The council area includes

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Cattery project underway at city animal shelter

The city broke ground this week on the cattery addition at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. Commissioners voted in May to approve the $462,000 contract to Detailed Construction, after initially postponing it and then reversing course to bring it back for a vote. Robinson, Moe: City should take over review of partnership options with Maclean Shelter staff fundraised and the

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Commission approves code change to allow for part-time judge appointment

Commissioners unanimously approved changes to city code to all for the part-time Municipal Court judge that was included in the city budget approved in July. State law requires that the number of Municipal Court judges be set by ordinance by the governing body. The elected Municipal Court judge may appoint a properly qualified part-time judge to serve during the elected

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Upcoming road closures in Great Falls

The city has contracted with David W. Kuglin Construction to complete an ADA curb ramp installation on 13th Street and 3rd and 4th Avenue North. The contractor will be working in this area Sept. 5-20. During the construction period, 4th Avenue North and 3rd Avenue North will be closed intermittently to through traffic and 13th Street North will experience partial

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