Category Archives: Great Falls

Three neighborhood councils hosting events next week

Three neighborhood councils have events next week. Neighborhood Council 7 meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. Agenda items include committee reports and neighborhood concerns. The council’s boundaries are the Original Townsite whose northern and western boundaries are the Missouri River, the southern boundary is 10th Avenue South, and the eastern boundary is

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Odds and ends from the Aug. 6 commission meeting: storm damage, library fun run, dumpster explosion, Maclean update

Here’s a few odds and ends from the Aug. 6 City Commission meeting. Storm Damage The city is still cleaning up after the July 14 storm that included high winds, rain and hail. City Manager Greg Doyon told commissioners that the storm resulted in seven downed boulevard trees; 250 downed limbs and 47 hangers, limbs that hadn’t completely broken off.

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Children’s Museum updates city on plans for new site, possibility of parkland use

City Commissioners got an update on plans for the Children’s Museum of Montana during their Aug. 6 work session. The museum’s director Sherrie Neff told commissioners about their current design team and effort to involve Montana industries in building exhibits. Morony Park could be option for Children’s Museum in preliminary discussions They’re planning to include a Parkour course with options for adults and

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Commission approves $602K contract for improvements at public works complex

City Commissioners approved a $602,000 contract to James Talcott Construction during their Aug. 6 meeting for improvements to buildings at the Public Works complex. The project will replace the existing steel and masonry siding on the Central Garage, Sanitation, Street and Wash Bay buildings, with an exterior insulation finishing system. The project will also replace three existing windows in the Central

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Fox Farm Road closing next week for water main river crossing project

Beginning Aug. 12, a portion of Fox Farm Road will be closed as the city’s water main river crossing installation gets underway. The first closure will be Fox Farm Road adjacent to Meadowlark Park and will run Aug. 12-28. The city has contracted with HDD Company to install water main crossings under the upper Missouri River and the Sun River.

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City Commission sets assessments for streets, boulevard, Portage Meadows, park district

City Commissioners approved several assessments during their Aug. 6 meeting. One member of the public, John Hubbard, spoke in opposition to all increases. A handful of other members of the public attended, but primarily for other agenda items. City approves budget, intent to raise property taxes Commissioners unanimously approved the following assessments, some of which did not increase this year:

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Contract to replace library air handler on tonight’s city agenda

During the Aug. 6 meeting, the City Commission will consider awarding a $315,000 construction agreement to replace the aged and failing basement air handler at the Great Falls Public Library. The agreement is with McKinstry Essention LLC and is a project identified through McKinstry’s 2017 energy performance audit performed at the request of the city. The project will replace the

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City planning to use gas tax funds for water main, street repair

The City Commission will consider during their Aug. 6 meeting whether to authorize city staff to request distribution of the city’s share of the Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Account, or BaRSAA. This year, the city is requesting it’s $764,381.03 allocation with a city match of $38.219.05 from the street department’s maintenance funds. County to consider contract for Dracut

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Portion of Skyline Drive Northwest to close for reconstruction project

A street reconstruction project in underway on Skyline Drive Northwest from 6th Street Northwest to a point 200-feet east of the intersection with 3rd Street Northwest. The construction will close Skyline Drive Northwest between 6th Street Northwest and Division Road. Local access will be maintained. The contractor, United Materials, will be working in the area from Aug. 5-Oct. 31 and

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