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Articles with the Tag: Polson City Commissioners

New Polson City Commissioners take their seats

POLSON – With the New Year comes new faces on the commission.  Carolyn Pardini was elected to represent ward three, which is the southern and southeastern parts of the city. She was elected over her opponent, Zoerene Gembala, in the November race. Pardini takes the seat vacated by Ian Donovan, ...

Polson City Commission approves sale of surplus equipment

POLSON – The City of Polson has a few things for sale and has a contract with a recruiting firm to find a new manager.  The city will sell fire and street maintenance equipment it no longer uses. The street department will be getting rid of a flush truck, a street sweeper and a sander box. The ...

Unofficial results for 2019 Municipal General Election

News from Lake County Election Office LAKE COUNTY – In the city of Polson, for City Commissioner of ward three, a four-year term, Carolyn Pardini received 210 votes and Zoerene Gembala received 72. In the city of Ronan, for City Council member of  ward three, a four-year term, Julie Moore ...

Commission allocates funds to repair street

POLSON – Commissioners voted to allocate funds for a sidewalk improvements project on 17th Street during the last meeting, involving the installation of a 10-foot section and repaving another area. Funds for the project were raised through an increased tax on gasoline and diesel. In order for the pr...

City passes $13.5 million budget

POLSON – All four members of the commission who attended the regular meeting voted to approve the budget for the next fiscal year.  The budget estimates the city will bring in $12.5 million and spend $13.5 million in fiscal year 2020. According to the document, the city will make up the differe...

City approves payment to wastewater plant engineers

POLSON – Members of the commission voted in favor of paying $67,446 to DOWL-HKM Engineering, which is the firm overseeing construction on the town’s new wastewater treatment plant.  Initial plans expected the project’s completion to be in October of 2018. DOWL has incurred extra exp...

City manager search hesitancy sparks commission conflict

POLSON – It will be at least another month before the City of Polson takes action toward hiring a new city manager. After nearly five months without a city manager, the commission voted four to one to table a vote on the selection process for the next two meetings.  The vote came after the comm...

City approves PILT agreement with housing developer

POLSON – By a 5-1 vote with Stephen Turner dissenting, the City Commission last week approved a payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, agreement with the developer of a low-income housing project.  The agreement, which will provide $10,827 for city services such as police and fire, follows an annou...

Deposits rising for special event, street, shelter permits

POLSON — After postponing consideration of new special event fees last month, the Polson City Commission on May 1 unanimously voted to move forward with increases in deposits for special event, street and park shelter permits along with increases in park shelter fees. The commission will consider in...

Polson postpones special event fees

POLSON — After much discussion and considerable public comment, the Polson City Commission voted April 17 to table a new special event fee schedule. The proposal was made to try to recoup nearly $30,000 that such events cost the city last year. Members from several of the organizations that would be...


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