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Council discusses low revenue, budget

RONAN — In a city council meeting on Oct. 12, the Ronan Parks and Recreation Director and Ronan Court Clerk Jennifer Rolfsness communicated the duties of the parks department to the Ronan City Council.  During the conversation, Rolfsness asked the council if they wanted the parks department to continue moving forward with park projects. Rolfsness currently writes and administers non-matching grants with the Safe Routes to School Program as well as several other organizations to create and keep the park clean and safe.  “I really don’t appreciate what happened last week,” Rolfsness said. Referring to a meeting the previous week when she wasn&rsqu...


Business people ask for help with Main Street SID

POLSON — Main Street business people Ed McCurdy, Gayle Siemers and Streetscape committee member Becky Dupuis were on the agenda at the Oct.18 Polson City Commissioner’s meeting. They had come to talk to the commissioners about additional funding for the Main Street Special Improvement District. ...


Senator hears concerns on Indian Country roads

POLSON — It’s no revelation to residents of the Flathead Reservation that the roads need improvement, and according to panelists at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Indian reservations across the country are facing similar or worse problems with their roads and bridges.  ...


Streetscape project continues on Main Street

POLSON — Excavators, dump trucks, Bobcats and workmen in bright orange vests are busy on Polson’s Streetscape project. The project broke ground on Main Street Aug.16 and extends from 7th Avenue to Highway 93 and has now progressed to week nine.  It was announced at the July 19 Polson City...


City considers new finance officer position

RONAN — Ronan is growing rapidly. Federally mandated improvements to the water and sewer systems have furthered present grants and loans. And with more financial responsibilities given to the city clerk, the Ronan City Council moved to advertise for a fiscal officer in a council meeting on Sept. 27.&nb...


Fleming, Salomon vie for House District 12 seat

In the race for House District 12, both incumbent John Fleming (D) and his Republican opponent Dan Salomon agree that energy, small business development and keeping Montana’s state budget in the black are crucial issues in the next legislative term.  “We are very happy to be in the black ...


Community urges changes to Polson city budget

POLSON — “We have a more than full house,” Mayor Pat DeVries said as she opened the 6:30 p.m. public hearing on amendments to the 2010-2011 budget on Sept. 4. Interested people packed the city commission chambers and the adjoining hall.  All the uproar stemmed from the Sept. 8 meeti...


Lake County elected officials receive pay raise

POLSON — The Lake County Compensation Board and the Lake County Commissioners have been grappling with a way to give elected officials with experience more money. In a meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, the board, after much discussion, passed two motions for the commissioners to peruse.   ...


City library, parks underspent budgets

POLSON — Mayor Pat DeVries started off the Sept. 20 Polson City Commissioners meeting with two things to note on the commission meeting of Sept. 8.  “The first one is a correction concerning a statement that was attached to the budget amendment at that meeting,” DeVries said. &ldquo...


Commissioners pass budget in heated meeting

POLSON — The 2010-11 budget was the big issue at the Sept. 8 Polson City Commission meeting. After a budget workshop the last week of August and discussion on Sept. 8, Councilman Mike Lies moved to adopt Resolution #1016, the final budget for fiscal year 2010-11. However, Lies added some unexpected ame...


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