Category Archives: City of Great Falls

GFFR conducting training downtown

Great Falls Fire Rescue is conducting training downtown this week. Their training every day this week so that each company gets a chance to run through the exercise. The training is part of their quarterly rotation and this week’s training is multi-family residential. NeighborWorks Great Falls allowed them to use the Baatz building, which is currently vacant and about to

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City approves $2.15 in federal funds for Baatz project

City Commissioners unanimously approved a request for HOME and HOME-ARPA funds for $2.15 million to NeighborWorks Great Falls for the renovation of the Baatz building for a supporting housing project during their May 16 meeting. NeighborWorks Great Falls, in partnership with Homeword, submitted the request to redevelop the historic Baatz building, which would consist of 24 permanent supportive housing units

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City Commission approves increased utility fees

City Commissioners voted unanimously during their May 16 meeting to approve fee increases for water, sewer and storm drain utilities. The new rates go into effect June 1. No members of the public spoke in opposition to the rate increase. Staff annually reviews and analyzes the utility funds. City proposing utility increases The city adjusts utility rates to “provide adequate

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Library election lawsuit hearing moved up to May 18

The court hearing on the Great Falls Public Library’s request for an election monitor has been moved to 3 p.m. May 18. On May 10, the library’s attorney filed for an emergency injunction asking the court to appoint an election monitor for their June 6 levy election based. On May 11, Judge Brenda Gilbert, a district court judge out of

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Historic preservation board opposes use of Missouri Room for court space

The city-county Historic Preservation Advisory Commission met on May 10 and discussed the proposal to remodel the Missouri Room in the Civic Center for Municipal Court. Municipal Court Judge Steve Bolstad and his staff attended the meeting that included the proposal on the agenda, though he said the commission and city staff had not notified him of the discussion or

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City considering waiving assessments on vacant property

Trevor Cavanagh of Smoked is asking the city to waive about $30,000 of assessments on a vacant property at 209 2nd Ave. N., next to his restaurant. Cavanagh is attempting to purchase the property to expand their business at their current site. A structure on the property was condemned by the city building official in 2006. The city required the

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