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Articles with the Tag: Polson City Manager

Commission chooses city recruitment firm

POLSON – After more than a year without a permanent city manager, the commission decided to work with Mercer Group recruiting firm to find a new city manager. The City Manager Search Committee of Polson recommended the group. The group estimated the cost for the search as $16,500, plus expenses less...

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...

Polson to hire search firm to find new city manager

POLSON – After nearly 11 months without a permanent head of city government, the city of Polson will contract with a professional hiring firm to find its next city manager. At the city commission meeting, city planner Kyle Roberts said the city had posted a call for applicants to the city manager po...

Commission approves changes to development code

POLSON – The city commission approved two staff-recommended changes to the Polson Development Code and denied another during the last meeting. A state-mandated change to subdivision regulations related to agricultural use was the first update. They also passed a city-staff recommended addition to...

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...

Interim city manager receives pay raise

POLSON – Interim city manager Wade Nash’s pay has been increased, and the city isn’t any closer to filling the position permanently.  All members of the commission who attended the meeting voted in favor of awarding Nash the pay increase he requested. His new salary will be $3,000 p...

Wastewater treatment plant begins operating

POLSON – Two years after plans were finalized, Polson’s wastewater is being cleaned with a new system. The new facility started operating on April 24. As of that day, sewage is not being directed to the old system.  Water and Sewer Superintendent Ashley Walker announced the news to the ci...

Polson pauses search for city manager

POLSON – After nearly six months without a permanent city manager, last week’s commission meeting didn’t bring the city any closer to deciding on a hiring process. Commissioners were tasked with deciding whether to accept the City Manager Search Committee’s recommendation to contra...

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...

Planning stage for Polson city manager search begins

POLSON – The City of Polson may return to an option for selecting a city manager that the commission rejected in November.  Ruth Hodges, chair of the City Manager Search Committee, said the committee voted in favor of recommending the city hire an independent firm to conduct the hiring process....


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