Category Archives: City of Great Falls

Design Review Board discusses its process in case suspension ends

The Design Review Board met Sept. 30 for the first time in nearly a year. Last November, the City Commission voted to suspend the board for six months and in May, voted to continue the suspension for another six months. That hiatus could potentially end on Dec. 4 so city staff convened the five-member board to discuss any changes to

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Park and Rec responding to downed trees in Great Falls’ Boulevard District

The city division of Great Falls Park and Recreation is aware of the extensive damage caused by the storm, according to a release. The division will only be responding to Boulevard District trees only, according to the release. Trees located outside the Boulevard District are the responsibility of the property owners, according to Park and Rec. Residents of the Boulevard District

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Two neighborhood councils meet this week

Two neighborhood councils meet this week. Neighborhood Council 6 meets Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Sunnyside School Library. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns, and guest speakers. Guest speakers include Terry Thompson and Bruce Pollington, candidates for City Commission. The council’s northern boundary is 10th Avenue South, the southern boundary is the city limit line, the eastern is

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Buffalo Crossing funding gets initial approval

The planning board voted unanimously on Sept. 24 to recommend that the City Commission approve a $350,600 tax increment financing request for public infrastructure improvements associated with development of the Buffalo Crossing subdivision in the West Bank Urban Renewal TIF District. Commissioners will consider the request during a regular meeting this fall. Buffalo Crossing is the name of the 2.2

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Neighborhood Council 4 meets this week

Neighborhood Council 4 meets at Heritage Baptist Church, 900 52nd St. N. on Sept. 26 at 6:30 pm. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns, notice of council vacancy and guest speakers. The guest speakers include Terry Thompson and Bruce Pollington, candidates for City Commission; and Montana Department of Probation and Parole Deputy Chief of Region 3 Wayne Bye. Monthly

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City candidates took questions at Neighborhood Council forum

Candidates for Great Falls City Commission took questions during a forum hosted by Neighborhood Council 5 on Sept. 16. Candidates who attended were Mayor Bob Kelly, who is running unopposed; and commission candidates Bruce Pollington, Kim Rodriguez, Jasmine Taylor, Terry Thompson and Rick Tryon. Incumbent Tracy Houck did not attend. She told the forum organizers that she had  another engagement.

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Traffic alert: Road closures around Great Falls

As part of the water main river crossing project, the city’s contractor HDD Company will be conducting a pipe pull operation at the intersection of 6th Street Southwest and 10th Avenue Southwest. Beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 through 7 a.m. Sept. 23, 10th Avenue Southwest will be closed to traffic. Northbound traffic on 6th Street Southwest will be reduced

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With savings on park district projects, staff working to complete additional projects this year

The city Park and Recreation Department is working through the first year of projects for the park maintenance district funds and has about $168,917 in cost savings. The cost savings estimate is based on actual cost of completed projects, most of which came in under budget, or engineers estimates for projects that aren’t yet finished. Some of the savings came

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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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