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Articles with the Tag: Polson City Commissioners

Polson welcomes new commissioner Polson welcomes new commissioner

POLSON — Jen Ruggless got her first taste of serving as a Polson city commissioner last Monday after winning a three-way contest against Jenn Bagley and Scott Biggs for a Ward 1 vacancy.  Ruggless had sought the position in 2021 and lost to Jake Holley by 24 votes. She applied to fill a vacancy...

City commission approves TIF grants City commission approves TIF grants

POLSON — Applications for grant funding from the Tax Increment Finance district (TIF) were a major focus of last Monday’s Polson City Commission meeting, beginning with a unanimous vote to approve a grant to Mark and Dana Johnston for a remodeling project at their home on 2nd St. E.  The ...

Public comment heard over proposed Polson business license Public comment heard over proposed Polson business license

POLSON — Passions ran high during a workshop meeting for the proposed Polson business license on Wednesday, April 27, but ultimately settled into productive conversation about possible improvements and alternatives. The proposal by City Manager Ed Meece and Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Straub, current...

Polson City Council discusses curfew

By Kristi Niemeyer for the Valley Journal POLSON — Youngsters in Polson may have a little less freedom to roam this summer if the Polson City Commission gives final approval to an ordinance that would establish a curfew for those under 18. The first reading last Monday met with unanimous approval....

Polson Commission votes against de-annexation

POLSON — By a vote of five to two, the Polson City Commission defeated a resolution to de-annex around 70 acres at the top of Polson Hill. The vote, held during the regular meeting April 4, was preceded by a lengthy discussion about the pros and cons of removing lots one and three of the Knife River An...

Commission approves resolution to recover golf course expenses

POLSON — A resolution allowing the city to charge the Golf Fund for indirect costs related to operating Polson Bay Golf Course elicited the most comment during the Polson City Commission’s regular meeting on Nov. 15.  City Manager Ed Meece prefaced the discussion by explaining that the is...

Two vie for Polson Ward 1 commissioner seat Two vie for Polson Ward 1 commissioner seat

POLSON — Two candidates are seeking to replace Ward 1 commissioner Lou Marchello, who is stepping down after a long tenure in public service, including stints as mayor and now commissioner. The district extends across the river to Rocky Point Rd., east to Fifth Street E., and north to 11th Avenue. ...

Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales

RONAN — Representatives from local, county and tribal government met last week to discuss strategies for regulating recreational marijuana sales which are set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Montana voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older during the 2020 election. HB 701, pass...

Polson commission addresses housing crisis

POLSON — Housing – or lack of it – was at the forefront of a Polson City Commission meeting last Monday, July 19. City manager Ed Meece and community development director Juan Escano gave the commission a rundown of efforts to address what city government is calling a “housing cris...

City government seats open throughout Lake County

LAKE COUNTY — With a June 21 filing deadline fast approaching for municipal elections, there are still ample opportunities to serve in city government up and down the Mission Valley.  In Polson, the question facing the city commission post-election might be: who fills the mayor’s seat if ...


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