Category Archives: City of Great Falls

Historic preservation work honored at next week’s award ceremony

It’s National Preservation Month and the Great Falls-Cascade County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission is hosting their annual awards ceremony on May 30. The event is 6-8 p.m. at the C.M. Russell Museum, 400 13th St. N. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and the public is invited to attend. During the event, the commission will recognize the preservation of three

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Commission gives Doyon favorable review; indicates desire to renew contract next year

The City Commission met Wednesday afternoon to conduct their annual evaluation of City Manager Greg Doyon. The commission met with Doyon in executive session for about two hours and when they came back into the public meeting, voted 5-0 to increase his compensation by four percent of the base salary, retroactive to March. Doyon’s base salary is $149,348 and the

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City approves parking meter increase for downtown Great Falls

Beginning July 1, parking meter rates in downtown Great Falls will increase to $1 per hour. The City Commission voted 4-1 on Tuesday, with Commissioner Tracy Houck dissenting, to increase the meter rate; replace the annual courtesy ticket with one per lifetime of a license plate; and slightly revise the fines for time violations. The new fine structure will be:

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Increased parking meter fee on Tuesday’s commission agenda

Faced with year’s of deferred maintenance that the parking program hasn’t been able to afford, the Parking Advisory Commission has recommended several changes that the City Commission will consider Tuesday night. Last fall’s proposal to quadruple meter rates on Central Avenue was essentially dead in the water and the PAC has since revised the proposal. $2 meter rate hike proposal

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Two neighborhood councils meet this week

Two neighborhood councils meeting next week. Neighborhood Council 5 meets in the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S at 7 p.m. May 20. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns, introduction of new council member, field of trash next to the east end Walmart and guest presenters. Jim Porter will give an update on the Highland

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City livestreaming nearly restored

The city contracted with AVI Systems Inc. to upgrade the audio and video equipment used for recording, broadcasting and live streaming of city meetings. On May 13, the contractor began the process of pulling wires and installing cameras and equipment. Installation, programming, testing and staff training are scheduled to wrap up next week, according to the city. City closer to

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Military Appreciation Days happening now in downtown Great Falls

The Downtown Chicks, a committee of the Downtown Great Falls Association, in recognition of Armed Forces Day, is hosting Military Appreciation Days in Downtown Great Falls. Active duty, retired military, veterans, guard members and their family members, are encouraged to look for the flyer (example below), posted in windows throughout stores and restaurants downtown beginning May 16th and running through

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