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Articles with the Tag: Polson City Manager

Drug-related community issues dominate commission meeting

POLSON — Vandalism, decreased property value, threats to public health and safety were among the concerns that a Polson City Commission meeting attendee attributed to drug addiction in the city. A Polson resident, who wished to remain anonymous out of concern for his safety, said that he owns property ...

City commission approves budget City commission approves budget

POLSON–The Polson City Commission voted unanimously to approve at $17.32 million budget for the upcoming 2018-2019 fiscal year at the Sept. 5 meeting.  According to the budget, the city’s total estimated revenue for the fiscal year will be $16,269,907. The city’s budget allows for $...

New public safety building on horizon for Polson  New public safety building on horizon for Polson

POLSON – City staff and commissioners agree: the city needs a new public safety facility.  The commission and members of city staff met for a strategic planning workshop last Monday. The top agenda item was the public safety building. The police and fire departments have outgrown their current ...

Commission approves schedule of fees for Polson parks

POLSON – Starting this summer, the Polson Parks and Recreation Department will collect fees for special use of city parks. Last week the City Commission approved the proposed schedule of fees for the Parks and Recreation Department for the 2018 season. This will be the first year that fees are requi...

Polson City Commission approves sublease

Polson has not historically been a mining town, but a new company could bring a distinctively 21st century industry to Polson: cryptocurrency mining. This week the Polson City Commission voted unanimously to allow the sublease of a building on city property to CryptoWatt Mining LLC. The company “mines&...

Polson approves application to access TIF funds

POLSON — The Polson Commission last week approved an application that locals can use to apply for Tax Increment Financing. TIF funds are provided by a tax on properties in the city and are typically used to renovate or renew blighted areas.  City officials said several people have expressed ...

Future of Boardwalk Cafe in doubt after city decides not to renew lease Future of Boardwalk Cafe in doubt after city decides not to renew lease

POLSON — The future of a historic Polson business is in limbo after city officials recently decided not to renew a lease for the Boardwalk Cafe at Boettcher Park. Business owner Tiecha Broussard says city officials were unwilling to meet with her last September and in mid-December after City Parks D...

City settles lawsuit for $8K

POLSON — The city of Polson and its engineer have settled a lawsuit brought against them by Sandry Construction Co. of Bigfork. City Manager Mark Shrives said he signed the papers two weeks ago.  The city will pay $8,000 in the settlement and did not admit any wrongdoing, he said, adding tha...

New Polson mayor takes seat

POLSON — Paul Briney was sworn in as Polson’s new mayor during a Jan. 3 city commission meeting. Briney, who replaced Heather Knutson, was the lone person to file for the seat last year. He and new Ward 3 commissioner Brodie Moll took their oaths of office at the meeting along with Bob Martin,...

State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber

POLSON – The state of the city was on the agenda at last week’s Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayor Heather Knutson and City Manager Mark Shrives gave attendees at KwaTaqNuk Resort a rundown on goings-on in the city since Jan. 1. Shrives said that the city’s $17 million wastewa...


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