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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 subdivision for developer Bill Wilkins. The extension will run until Oct. 25, 2011. During city manager comments, Polson City Manager Todd Crossett reported: • The last public meeting of the corridor study will be held on Sept. 1 at the North Lake County Public Library at 6 p.m. • Warranty work on the Main Street sidewalks will begin on Aug. 16. • The Salish Point committee...


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...


Water rights negotiations progress

POLSON — Federal Negotiator Duane Mecham reported at the June 29 Water Rights Compact Commission negotiating session that he and colleague David Red Horse met with the working group on Indian water settlements in Washington, D.C. Mecham and Red Horse got the go-ahead from this group on three critical i...


Key presents draft of corridor study, solicits comments

POLSON — Jeff Key, project engineer for the Highway 93 Corridor Study, and Sheila Ludlow, Montana Department of Transportation, met with 30 to 40 community members for the third in a series of informational meetings on the study. The public meeting was held on June 29 at the Polson High School Auditori...


City Commissioners extend Wal-Mart plat approval

POLSON — Emotions were running high over a request for a two-year extension of the preliminary plat approval for Super Wal-Mart three lot subdivision at the June 20 Polson City Commission meeting even though the agenda item had nothing to do with the Wal-Mart Supercenter but with three adjacent lots Wa...


Animal control officer sought

ST. IGNATIUS—St. Ignatius is advertising for an animal control officer to take care of the town’s growing dog problem. During the May 3 city council meeting, Chief of Police John Parker said he thought the problem had reached an emergency situation.  “It is one of the most prevalent...


City commissioners approve city manager’s contract

POLSON — Dampness from installation of the new heating and cooling system at Polson City Hall Commissioner’s Chambers caused the city commissioners to meet at the fairgrounds fire station for their May 16 meeting.  Even with a change in venue about 40 community members packed the meeting ...


PFI, Park Board discuss boat launch

POLSON — Turning the regatta grounds at the Polson Fairgrounds into a boat launch has been discussed for the last 10 years, but it was discussed again at the Lake County Park board meeting on May 4 in the Lake County Commissioners office. After other business, Tom McDonald, division manager for the ...


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