Category Archives: Utilities

County pledging COVID relief dollars for water, sewer projects

The Cascade County Commission held a special meeting on July 21. Commissioners ratified the fire restrictions that were implemented earlier this month and voted to pledge matching COVID-19 relief funds for water and sewer projects that must first go through the state’s competitive grant process. Commissioner Joe Briggs said that the county received the first half of their American Rescue

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City to consider contract to replace water mains dating to 1892

During their July 6 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $864,765 contract to Central Plumbing and Heating for a water main project. The project would replace about 760 lineal feet of 12-inch water main and 1,800 lineal feet of 4-, 6- and 8-inch water main on the southwest side of town. Water mains in this area of town were

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City budget proposal includes no tax, utility increases

City staff are proposing a budget with no tax or assessment increases for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Greg Doyon, city manager, said that staff’s proposal this year will continue the economic recovery model from the current budget and will use fund balance to offset the tax relief. In the current budget, the city didn’t raise any

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City planning water main, street reconstruction project on southwest side

The city public works department is planning a water main replacement project on the southwest side and is proposing to couple a street reconstruction street reconstruction project with it to reduce costs. The water main replacement project includes 2nd Avenue Southwest from 3rd Street to 6th Street; 3rd Avenue Southwest from 5th Street to 6th Street; and 5th Street Southwest

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City considering plats for 28 lots in West Ridge development

More housing is planned for the northern edge of the city in the next phase of the West Ridge development and the city planning board will consider the preliminary plat during their May 25 meeting. The 7.69 acre lot will be platted into 28 new lots for single family and townhomes. The lots will range from 10,656 to 10,662 square

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City has new street light locator map

The city has a new street light locator map to help residents who notice malfunctioning street lights determine who owns it and the process for reporting an outage or damage. To identify which organization is responsible for repairing the light, see the¬†Street Light Locator map. For city owned street lights that aren’t working properly, use this maintenance request form on

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City finalizes water treatment plant improvement project

City Commissioners voted to approve final payment for an improvement project at the city’s water treatment plant. During their April 6 meeting, commissioners¬† voted to the final payment of $204,156 to Sletten Construction and $2,062 to the State Miscellaneous Tax Fund. The project was significantly delayed last year due to delayed delivery of valves and actuators, key components for the

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Calumet planning maintenance, drills beginning April 5

Calumet Montana Refining, LLC will undergo planned unit shutdown and maintenance activities beginning April 5. The planned activities are expected to last approximately three weeks, according to Calumet, and the shutdown and startup activities will cause periods of flaring. Plantwide evacuation test drill exercises are scheduled for noon and 7:30 p.m. April 12. Community members may hear the whistle used

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City to consider $1.64 million storm water project

City Commissioners will considering awarding a $1.64 million contract to Western Municipal Construction during their March 16 meeting for a storm drain improvement project. This is the second phase of a project to replace aging infrastructure and reduce surface flooding around the original Valeria Way storm drain, which was installed in the 1920s along the historic Montana Railroad line and

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Oddfellows Park restroom contract on March 16 city agenda

City Commissioners will consider a $151,308 contract during their March 16 meeting for the demolition of the existing restroom at Oddfellows Park, as well as utility and site work for the new restroom. The project is funded with park maintenance district dollars. Oddfellows restrooms on commission agenda; Rec Center reopening details The contract includes: Demolition, removal and disposal of the

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