Category Archives: Parking

Library, safety group hosting session on large, abandoned vehicle parking enforcement

The Great Falls Public Library and the Downtown Safety Alliance are hosting a presentation on the city’s abandoned and large vehicle parking enforcement program on Aug. 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. The presentation will be given by Adrienne Ehrke, the Great Falls Police Department’s volunteer coordinator. City approves fines for RV parking; using COVID dollars to replenish some city funds Ehrke

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City approves fines for RV parking; using COVID dollars to replenish some city funds

City Commissioners unanimously approved a new fine structure for violations of the new rules for parking recreational vehicles, utility tractors or boats in residential areas. The new rules and fees went into effect March 15. There was no public comment on the fees. In October, the commission voted 4-1 to approve a new ordinance that prohibits the parking of those

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City considering fine structure for new RV parking rules

City Commissioners will be asked in the coming weeks to establish a fine structure for violations of the new rules for parking recreational vehicles, utility trailers or boats in residential areas. In October, the commission voted 4-1 to approve a new ordinance that prohibits the parking of those large vehicles in residential districts for more than 72 hours in a

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City addressing parking complaints from meal delivery drivers

City officials are working to address complaints from a handful of food delivery drivers, such as those for UberEats, DoorDash and GrubHub, who have argued they shouldn’t have to pay for parking while dropping off food orders in the downtown parking district. During the Feb. 17 parking advisory commission meeting, Craig Raymond, city planning director, said there’d been some conflict

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Free downtown parking Dec. 13-24

Free downtown parking begins Dec. 13-24 for the holiday season. Street parking is free during this period, the two-hour time limit will still be enforced, as will other parking regulations. With just a couple weeks left of holiday shopping remaining, residents are encouraged to shop locally and support the Great Falls business community. With more than 1,000 metered spaces conveniently

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City working on more security upgrades, permanent LPR for garages; addressing motor vehicle records access issue

Security cameras and repairs to a leak that’s impacting an electrical panel are coming to the city parking garages. In 2019, the City Commission approved the use of $450,000 in downtown tax increment financing funds to use for the repairs and upgrades and staff is planning to use about $400,000 in reserves to funds those projects and avoid taking on debt.

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City Commission approves new RV, large vehicle paking rules

Updated 11 a.m. Oct. 20 City Commissioners voted 4-1, with Commissioner Tracy Houck dissenting, during their Oct. 19 meeting to approve a new ordinance regulated large vehicle parking on city streets. With a few amendments by commissioners to the staff proposal, the new ordinance will take effect March 15, 2022; limit RV and other large vehicle parking on city streets

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RV parking ordinance proposal on Oct. 19 city agenda

The proposed changes to the city code pertaining to RV and other large vehicle parking on city streets goes back to the City Commission for consideration on Oct. 19. The commission accepted the new ordinance on first reading during its Aug. 17 meeting and held a public hearing on Sept. 7. During that hearing, a number of people commented for

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City approves 3-year downtown parking contract

City Commissioners approved a three-year parking management contract with SP+, the current contractor, during their Sept. 21 meeting. In October 2020, the city planning department issued a request for proposals for parking operations and management services. The city received four proposals and the Parking Advisory Commission voted in December to recommend the SP+ contract. Parking program resumes generating revenue, begins

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PARK(ing) Day is Sept. 17 in downtown Great Falls

On Sept. 17, a downtown metered parking space will temporarily be turned into a public park and social gathering space for the 8th Annual PARK(ing) Day. “Built with a bit of whimsy, part creative process, it calls attention to the fact that we need more open, public, green space downtown. PARK(ing) Day is meant to create an interesting public space

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