Category Archives: Parking

City considering changes to RV, trailer parking on residential streets

Due to a number of complaints, city staff has again reviewed the city code regarding recreational vehicles, trailers and the like being parked on city streets for extended periods of time. Jeff Hindoien, deputy city attorney, said that the issue has been reviewed a number of times over the years. City staff has discussed the same issue in at least

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City considering free parking for ADA spots downtown

City Commissioners will consider a proposal during their July 20 meeting to make parking in officially signed ADA parking stalls free to those properly using the spaces. Since the new multi-space kiosks were installed downtown this spring, city staff, members of the Parking Advisory Commission and downtown merchants have received “negative feedback regarding the inconvenient location of the new equipment

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GFPS selling Roosevelt Elementary, Campfire house

This story was updated 2:30 p.m. July 19. Great Falls Public Schools selling the former Roosevelt Elementary School and the Campfire house near Great Falls HIgh School. The school board approved resolutions in early July of their intent to sell the properties. City approves lot aggregation for Great Falls High; work continuing on site plans for GFPS construction projects [2018]

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Parking program resumes generating revenue, begins COVID recovery

From April 5-14, the paid parking system has generated about $5,650 in revenue for the downtown parking system. The new pay stations were installed in March and paid parking resumed April 2. According to the city, the meters have generated $540.36 by cash; $732.82 by credit card; and $397.50 through the Passport Parking app for a total of $1,670.88 on

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City adjusting for Passport Parking wallet function

Initially the city thought the pre-paid “wallet” option in the Passport Parking smartphone app allowed users to only pay a transaction fee when they loaded money into their wallet function, but have since determined that the system will charge a 35 cents per “parking session.” The city issued a statement on April 7 stating that it was “sorry for any inconvenience

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Paid parking resumes downtown April 2, new pay stations will be installed mid-March

The new parking kiosks are coming to downtown Great Falls this spring. The City Commission voted in November to purchase 16 pay stations, two of which will go in the city’s parking garages, and the other 14 will line Central Avenue from Park Drive to 8th Street. There will be one station per block on each side of the street,

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City reviews budget, several funds take hit from COVID

COVID-19 is impacting the city’s budget, particularly in the recreation, events and parking funds where operations have been significantly curtailed. But, one bright spot, staff told City Commissioners during their Jan. 19 work session, is that the city’s golf contractor, CourseCo, is making money and paying some of those profits back to the city, as stipulated under their contract. So

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Board recommends new management contract for parking operations

The city  is in the process of developing a new parking operations and management contract. The city received four proposals by the Oct. 30 deadline and a review committee ranked them, then interviewed two of the companies. The committee included city staff and representatives from the city’s Parking Advisory Commission. City approves purchase of new parking meters, LPR technology and

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