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Articles with the Tag: Polson city commission

Ridgewater master plan on agenda

POLSON – The Polson City Commission will consider a one-year extension for the Ridgewater master plan at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16. The commission approved six and two-month extensions earlier this year. The current extension expires Oct. 20. The original one dates to 2005. 

‘Like coming home’ ‘Like coming home’

POLSON – Polson has a new city commissioner, and she comes with plenty of experience. Jan Howlett was appointed on Sept. 18 to fill the Ward I seat of Todd Coutts, who resigned and moved to Missoula. The former Jan McCallum grew up on a ranch in Niarada and served one four-year term in the state ...

Public safety building, taxes topics of budget talk 

POLSON – After considerable discussion, Polson City Commission approved a $19.55 million budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 last week. The previous budget was for $14.24 million. City Finance Officer Cindy Dooley said the increase is largely due to the wastewater treatment project, which is represente...

City grants 60-day extension of preliminary plat after receiving dueling opinions City grants 60-day extension of preliminary plat after receiving dueling opinions

POLSON – The Polson City Commission approved another extension for the preliminary plat of the master plan for the mixed-use Ridgewater subdivision last week after hearing contrary opinions from two attorneys.  On Monday, Aug. 21, the commission unanimously approved the extension to Oct. 20. Th...

County approves rezoning for Gray’s Acres area County approves rezoning for Gray’s Acres area

POLSON – Some residents of Gray’s Acres were pleased following a decision by the Lake County commissioners last week. Ben Anciaux, who lives in the neighborhood affected by the change, filed an application on April 7 to rezone from medium to low-density residential the area between Eleventh an...

FAA grant to fund new airport projects FAA grant to fund new airport projects

POLSON – A reconstruction project at the Polson Airport is a go.  The Polson City Commission approved a $737,355 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration at a special meeting on July 31.  Also approved at that meeting was a $596,954 bid from Bjorn Johnson Construction of Missoula,...

Polson gets new city commissioner Polson gets new city commissioner

POLSON – Polson has a new city commissioner. Bob Martin was appointed by the commission on July 31 to replace Jill Southerland, who resigned and moved out of the area. Martin, 72, is a Swan Lake native and Bigfork High School graduate who served over 30 years in the Army Corps of Engineers and re...

Second dog park to be built in Polson

POLSON – Thanks to some donated land, Polson will be getting a second dog park in the not-too-distant future.  The Morehead Trust donated 1.9 acres near South Bayshore Drive and Morehead Lane near a bike/walking path.  Trey Nowlen, the city’s parks and recreation director, told th...

Polson city commission considers new public safety building

POLSON – A new public safety building may be in Polson’s future. The city commission began considering that topic with a work session on Monday, June 26. The current city hall is housed in a former grocery store and space is tight.  Any new public safety building would house the city&r...

Biking at work: Polson policeman pedals on patrol Biking at work: Polson policeman pedals on patrol

POLSON – It’s been a while, but Polson Police Department has another bike patrolman.  Officer Keith Deetz completed four days of defensive mountain bike training in Bozeman with the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association in late May. His first day on the streets in Polson was May 26, he said...


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