Category Archives: City of Great Falls

Downtown business improvement district reaches renewal threshold

Downtown property owners have voted to renew the Business Improvement District. The renewal will still require a public hearing and approval by the City Commission, which is scheduled for a February meeting. Holiday lights contest in the works downtown Joan Redeen, community director of the BID, told the district’s board this week that 83.32 percent of property owners within the

Read more

City moving forward with golf course management negotiations

City officials have opted to move forward with negotiating a potential management contract with CourseCo for its two municipal golf courses. During Wednesday’s City Commission work session, city staff reviewed the two proposals that were submitted earlier this fall. CourseCo manages about 30 courses, primarily in the Pacific Northwest, 22 of which are publicly owned. The Great Falls Baseball Club,

Read more

City offices closed Monday for Veterans Day

The City of Great Falls offices, including the animal shelter, will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed Nov. 10 in observance of the holiday. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week. On Veterans Day, the Community Recreation Center and Natatorium will

Read more

City continuing tweaks to CDBG process to avoid conflicts of interest

City staffers are proposing changes to municipal code to expand the Board of Adjustment/Appeals’ jurisdiction. The board currently hears requests for variances to zoning and land development codes, among other issues. City staff told board members during a training session last week that they’re planning to recommend that the BOA jurisdiction would include appeals to administrative decisions, as well as

Read more

Grant funds considered for bath house improvements at water park

Work is getting started on projects included in the city’s first park maintenance district. During Wednesday’s City Commission meeting, the contracts list includes a $28,415 professional services agreement with Nelson Architects for design, bidding and inspection for the restoration and remodel improvements at the Electric City Water Park bathhouse, including ADA accessibility. Park district assessment to be set during Tuesday

Read more

City to consider formal agreement with health department for prevention, disaster reponse

City Commissioners will consider an interlocal agreement during Wednesday’s meeting with the City-County Health Department for emergency preparedness and community health response from Oct. 16, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2021. The agreement would allow mutual aid between the two government agencies and partnership to provide community health prevention and “mutual response in times of natural/man-made disasters when additional resources are

Read more

Plumbers and Fitters labor agreement up for commission approval

The election is pushing the City Commission meeting to Wednesday, when they’ll consider a labor agreement with the Plumbers and Fitters Local No. 41, which covers five employees in three city departments–Park and Recreation, Planning and Community Development and Public Works. The agreement includes a 3.5 increase to wages through a 3 percent cost of living adjustment and 0.5 percent

Read more

Library director position posted, city accepting applications

The search for the new library director is underway. The job description was posted on the city website last week and applications are due Nov. 30. Kathy Mora, the current library director, is retiring effective Dec. 27 and Susie McIntyre will be the interim director until a successor is selected. City, board refining job description for new library director search

Read more

City offices closed for Election Day; commission meeting moved to Wednesday

City of Great Falls offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of Election Day. The Great Falls Public Library and the Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be closed. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week. The Natatorium will be open for their normal operating hours, which are 6 a.m. to 8

Read more

City seeking applicants for advisory boards

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. Park and Recreation Board The City Commission is accepting applications to serve on the Park and Recreation Board. There are currently three openings for three-year terms

Read more
« Older Entries