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St. Ignatius takes bids for water project

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Town Council received one sealed bid for the former food pantry building at its Oct. 4 meeting. Friday was the closing date for the bid. Don and Myla Bohne put in a bid of $6,700, but after some discussion, Don agreed to pay a minimum bid of $8,000. Before the council accepted the bid, Don said he believed that four feet of the building was on his property. “The legal description says 120 feet, and I am now at 116 feet. There (are) four feet that (are) missing,” Bohne said. The Bohnes own the property adjacent to the building being sold. There was discussion about hiring a surveyor, to make sure this claim was accurate, but the coun...

City waives impact fees for Mission Valley Aquatics

POLSON — A crowd of Mission Valley Aquatics supporters packed the Polson City Commissioners meeting on Oct. 3, waiting for consideration of an agenda item waiving fees. The group had asked the commissioners to refund $66,688 in fire, parks, sewer, water and administration impact fees. During commiss...

City commissioners approve golf fee increase

POLSON — Polson City Commissioners approved a 5 percent across-the-board increase for golf fees at the Polson Bay Golf Course. Golf Board President Dave Sheesley said that correlates to about a $20 to $25 increase depending on which pass is purchased. The funds are needed to offset the cost of fuel ...

Ronan city council gets water project update

RONAN – Time is of the essence for the Ronan Water Project noted Billie Lee, Executive Director of the Lake County Community Development Corporation during the regularly scheduled council meeting Monday Sept. 12. Lee said the project must have a ground breaking by October to show Rural Development they...

Key presents Polson Area Transportation Plan

POLSON — Photos of Polson streets and intersections were part of Jeff Key’s Polson Area Transportation Plan presentation to Polson City Commissioners at Monday night’s meeting. The plan offers guidance on recommended transportation system improvement according to Key, Project Manager for...

Ronan Parks, CSKT discuss possible demonstration site for play pods

PABLO – “We’re losing our language, and our language is our backbone,” Nkwusm Salish Language School instructor Stephen Small Salmon said as he stood in front of Tribal Council Aug. 18. The meeting included the innovative playground equipment corporation, Gametime, who design innovat...

Polson approves domestic winery license

POLSON — During a short meeting on Aug. 15, Polson City Commissioners approved the new beverage license for Montana domestic winery, the Grinde Bay Winery, 607 9th Avenue E. The winery is located near Johnco Storage. They also approved a three-year extension for preliminary approval of a 49-lot subd...

City Commissioners extend curfew for country concert

POLSON — Polson City Commissioners waived the open container law and extended the curfew to 11:30 p.m. for Festivals on the Flathead’s Night of Country at their Aug. 1 meeting. Curfew is normally 10 p.m. so it needs to be waived for special events. According the event organizer Keryl Lozar,...

Ronan Council rejects county’s polluted water disposal proposal

RONAN – During the regularly-scheduled Ronan City Council meeting on July 11, council rejected accepting contaminated water from the old county road shop to be disposed of into the city’s sewer system. According to Lake County Commissioner Ann Brower, the water has been sitting in the wells since...

Lake County CDC requests approval for OPE project bid

RONAN – Despite many Ronan City Council members missing during their monthly meeting on June 27, council members that were present discussed non-action items on the agenda. Gib Turner and Billie Lee from Lake County Community Development Corporation presented documents for council members to sign so...

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