Category Archives: Utilities

City planning more storm drain improvements in industrial park

During their Jan. 19 meeting, City Commissioners will consider a $369,182.50 contract to Shumaker Trucking and Excavating Contractors, Inc., for the Central Montana Agriculture and Technology Park tax increment financing Phase IV storm drain project. The CMATP is located on the north edge of the city and includes Malteurop and ADF. City public works seeking $1.1 million in TIF funds

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County approves intent to change zoning regulations

Cascade County Commissioners approved a resolution of intent to rezone 14 parcels owned by NorthWestern Energy and add ‘data center’ to the zoning regulations during a special meeting on Oct. 21. The resolution of intent is open for the next month and unless a petition is filed with a certain number of signatures, the commission will have a second hearing

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Road closures this week on lower northside for utility, road work

The City of Great Falls has a contract with United Materials of Great Falls, Inc. for the replacement of water mains and street reconstruction on 5th and 6th Avenues North from Park Drive to 7th Street North and on Park Drive from 4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North. Beginning Oct. 14th through Oct. 16, weather permitting, 5th and 6th

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City transitioning to new utility billing software, customers will see some changes

The City of Great Falls Utilities Department is implementing new utility billing software in the next few months. Monthly billing statements will look the same and contain the same basic information, but the account numbers-customer numbers will be changing, according to the city. There will also be a few changes in the way customers are able to pay their bills

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Skubinna named city public works director

Paul Skubinna has been named the city’s new public works director, replacing Jim Rearden, who retired March 31. Skubinna will assume the role as director on Aug. 24.  Skubinna has been the city’s Environmental Division Manager since 2015. Prior to that appointment, he worked for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and in private sector consulting for 15 years. He served

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Utility work to close portion of 9th Street South starting Aug. 24

Energy West Montana will be performing natural gas utility maintenance on 9th Street South between 8th Avenue South and 10th Avenue South. The maintenance project will require a temporary closure of northbound traffic on 9th Street South. The contractor will be working in this area between Aug. 24-Sept. 1. Other temporary closures may be required to complete the scope of work.

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City considering sewer river crossing

City Commissioners will consider a $187,868 contract during their Aug. 18 meeting for a sewage lift station river crossing feasibility study. City staff is recommending approval of a professional services agreement with TD&H to conduct a condition assessment of the existing force main at the 6th Street Pump Station, as well as an evaluation of the available options to create

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Water main project to close roads on lower northside

The city has contracted with United Materials for a water main replacement project on the lower northside. Beginning Aug. 19, Park Drive will be closed to traffic between 4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North. City planning $2.48 million water main replacement on lower northside United Materials will provide barricades and detour signs in the area for traffic routing. It

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