Category Archives: Park and Rec

Park district public hearing set for Feb. 6

The public hearing on whether to send the park district question to the ballot is set for Feb. 6. During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners accepted the item on first reading and voted to set the public hearing. That’s normal procedure for setting any public hearing. After the hearing on Feb. 6, commissioners will then vote on the resolution that would

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Some pool fees proposed to increase 50 cents

Small increases are being proposed for open swim fees at the Natatorium, Water Tower and Jaycee pools and at the Mitchell Pool for children two and under. Those increases are each 50 cents. The proposed increases would generate an estimated $6,140 toward pool operations, according to the staff report. About $4,311 would be generated at Water Tower and Jaycee pools

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Park district is on track to go to May 8 ballot for $1.5 million assessment

The proposed park district will be on the Jan. 16 City Commission agenda for a first meeting and to set a public hearing for Feb. 6. That meets the deadlines set under state law to put the park district on the May 8 ballot. During a special work session Monday morning, commissioners discussed the mechanics of how the assessment process

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Options considered for park district include lower assessment rate, flat fee

Discussions of the proposed park district are continuing for the City Commission and a special work session will likely be scheduled in the near future to work through more of the details. During the Jan. 2 work session, Steve Herrig, who started as Park and Recreation Director in November, presented some additional options to commissioners related to assessment rates. Initially,

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Park district back on agenda for first commission meeting of new year

The proposed park district will be back in the spotlight in the new year starting with a Jan. 2 work session. City Commissioners had asked for more options ahead of considering sending the question to voters on the May ballot and on Jan. 2, the new commission will get their first look at those options. Commissioners have until Feb. 20

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City forestry completes 7-year project of hazard tree trimming

A late freeze in 2009 and an early freeze in 2010 damaged a tremendous number of the city’s green ash trees, which make up about 70 percent of the 13,000 boulevard trees. Because the city forestry department had a detailed inventory of those trees and the damage done, the city was able to file a claim with Montana Municipal Interlocal

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UTV will help GFPD patrol city parks, trails and downtown, thanks to Business Improvement District donation

The Great Falls Police Department has a new tool in its arsenal for patrolling downtown and city parks and trails. The Business Improvement District approved a $17,000 donation in July to the Great Falls Police Foundation for the purchase a side by side UTV that was unveiled last week with its official GFPD paint and decals. The UTV also lead

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