Category Archives: City of Great Falls

Two Park and Recreation projects completed this week

The Gibson Park restrooms are now open for public use after a renovation project that began in October. The project included adding another urinal in the men’s restroom and another toilet on the women’s side. The project will also update lighting and plumbing fixtures, add an air conditioning unit and add an ADA accessible serving window to the concessions space.

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GFFR warns public not to extinguish cigarettes in potting soil

So far this year, Great Falls Fire Rescue has responded to three accidental fires. Two of those involved smoking extinguishment in potting soil and once was cigarette extinguishment in a compost pile. GFFR is asking the public to be aware that potting soil can be flammable and to avoid putting out cigarettes in potting soil. GFFR, GFPD reminds public of

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City considering options for Civic Center façade repairs

City Commissioners got another update during their Feb. 4 work session on the options for repairing the Civic Center façade and timelines for putting a $5.5 million bond ask on either the June primary or November general ballot. The cost estimate is the same as what was presented to commissioners in June 2019. At that time, staff gave commissioners several

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Increases proposed for city’s two golf courses

City staff are asking commissioners to set a public hearing for Feb. 18 for a proposed change to fees at the municipal golf courses. CourseCo updates city on golf operations since taking over management Fees were last increased in December 2017 and the city’s golf contractor, CourseCo doing business as Great Falls Golf LLC, and city staff are recommending the

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Proposed parking code changes get first read at Feb. 4 commission meeting

Changes to the parking rules are being considered by the city at at the Feb. 4 meeting, City Commissioners will consider setting a public hearing on the proposed changes for March 3. In January, the city hosted a public meeting for the development community about the proposed changes and the city’s Planning Advisory Board has voted to recommend that the

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City planning to use state gas tax funds for road repair

City Commissioners will consider during their Feb. 4 meeting authorizing staff to request the city’s distribution of Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Act funds from the Montana Department of Transportation. The city’s portion this year is $1,088,839.94. The BarSAA funding was created in the 2017 Legislature with a graduated six cent increase in the motor fuel tax by fiscal year

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Two Great Falls neighborhood councils meet next week

Two Great Falls neighborhood councils meet next week. Neighborhood Council 6 meets 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Sunnyside School Library. Agenda items include the election of officers, Council onboarding, Census 2020, MApril Cleanup, neighborhood concerns,and Madison Food Park resolution proposal presented by Commissioner Mary Moe. The council’s northern boundary is 10th Avenue South, the southern boundary is the city

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GFPD asking public to register surveillance systems to aid in crime investigations

The Great Falls Police Department is asking citizens and businesses to register their exterior surveillance camera systems so that in the event of a crime near their home or business, officers can contact the system owner to see if their camera possibly recorded an event relevant to the investigation. GFPD launched the system last year under a different name, but

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