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City of Polson to get new logo

POLSON — The city is getting a new logo.

That’s the word from city officials who presented the new logo at the Feb. 22 commission meeting.

City Planner Kyle Roberts said the city began working on changing the logo in December. The city should begin using the new logo in about a month or so, Roberts said after the meeting. ENDX of Polson designed the logo.

The logo would be used on the city’s website and on business cards and stationery, for example.

Skate park addition

Also at last week’s meeting, City Manager Mark Shrives noted the city has applied for a $100,000 grant that would more than double the city’s skate park.

The current park, located on Seventh Avenue by the soccer fields, is 12,000 square feet. The expansion would add another 13,000 square feet, Shrives said. The total cost of the project is $240,000.

If approved, the Polson Boys & Girls Club would be the fiscal agent. The private grant would come from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Irrigation project

Shrives said the city will go out to bid on an irrigation replacement project next week for the “Old 9” original course at the Polson Bay Golf Course. Bidding will run three weeks, he said, adding that the winner will be announced March 28. Ridgewater Extension The commission approved a 180-day preliminary plat extension for the Ridgewater Subdivision, which was originally approved in May 2005. The plat, which called for 312 lots to be developed, received a 10-year extension in March 2007. To date, approximately 20 lots have been developed. The subdivision is located west of U.S. Highway 93 and Walmart, west of Ridgewater Drive and north of Long Lake Drive. The plan calls for mixed-use commercial and residential, Roberts said. The extension will expire Aug. 22.

New public safety building After the meeting, Shrives said he and Police Chief Wade Nash and Fire Chief Clint Cottle will soon begin gathering information in order to plan for a new public safety building.

Shrives noted that the city departments are currently using somewhat cramped quarters at 106 First St. E. and that the city is exploring its options.

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