Category Archives: City of Great Falls

Planning board recommends that City Commission approve Wheat Ridge development

The Planning Advisory Board went against city staff’s recommendation and voted 6-3 to approve the first phase of the proposed Wheat Ridge development. The planning board voted to recommend that the City Commission approve annexation, a Planned Unit Development zoning and the preliminary plat for the 20.98 acre parcel. The City Commission will consider the annexation and zoning in the

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Wheat Ridge proposal back on planning board agenda Tuesday

The proposal to annex 20.98 acres into the city for the first phase of a housing development is back on the Planning Advisory Board agenda this afternoon, April 24. The board meets at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center. The consideration of the annexation and zoning for the portion of a larger 227.63 acre property owned by the KYSO Corporation. The

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Four new rookies on the truck floor at Great Falls Fire Rescue

Four new rookies are on the truck floor at Great Falls Fire Rescue this week. Luke Barrett, Ryan Olson, Travis Cik and Brett Castillo were recognized in a firehouse ceremony Tuesday for completing GFFR’s six-week training academy. They’re rookies at GFFR, but they aren’t new to emergency response. Barrett was a smoke jumper in Missoula; Olson was a volunteer firefighter

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City staff looks at options for turning Missouri Room into office space at Great Falls Civic Center

City staff has outgrown the available space in the Civic Center and the city court judge has indicated the need for a second judge in the near future. An additional judge would need a courtroom and right now, there’s no space, according to City Manager Greg Doyon. City staff is moving forward with design options for turning the Missouri Room

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City to seek proposals for management of both golf courses

The city’s golf courses have been operating in the red for years. City officials are moving forward with a new plan to address the two public golf courses that have been a drag on the city’s budget for years. City Manager Greg Doyon has directed Park and Recreation Director Steve Herrig to develop a request for proposals for management of

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Commissioners approve CDBG grant policies, citizen participation plan

The revamped Community Development Block Grant process is underway for the city. During Tuesday’s CDBG needs hearing, speakers asked commissioners to consider ADA accessibility, economic development, housing and early childhood education/childcare for this year’s funding allocation. Staff will discuss their proposed funding priorities at the May 1 meeting, but they are planning to recommend that 20 percent of the funds

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Changes to Great Falls CDBG process, public needs hearing on commission agenda

The city’s beleaguered Community Development Block Grant program is back on the City Commission agenda Tuesday night with a needs hearing and consideration of the new grant policies. The city has been revamping the process to limit the conflict of interest issues that were highlighted in the process last year and led to a review by the U.S. Department of

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City considers $346,670 contract for ADA sidewalk ramps

City Commissioners will consider awarding a $346,670.00 to Kuglin Construction to install sidewalk ramps that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project includes 66 ramps and the project will create ADA compliant routes from Smelter Avenue to Riverview Drive East on 4th Street Northeast and 6th Street Northeast, according to the staff report. The routes will provide access to

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City Commission to consider $1.89 million contract for water main replacement

On Tuesday, City Commissioners will consider a $1.89 million contract to United Materials for a water main replacement on the lower southside. The project will replace about 16 blocks of water main in the area from 10th Avenue South to 3rd Street South and from 2nd Street to 9th Street. Water main breaks in the area are primarily due to

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Commission considers $3.27 million bond for storm drain improvements

This week, City Commissioners will consider authorizing the debt issuance of a $3.27 million bond from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for storm drain upgrades. The amount includes construction, legal fees and loan reserves and the terms of issuance are 2.5 percent per annum for 20 years. In March, the commission awarded a contract in the amount of

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