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Articles with the Tag: Polson city commission

City commission hears from economic development committee

POLSON — With a voice roughened by emotion, Mayor Heather Knutson began the June 1 Polson City Commission meeting with a request that commissioners and attendees join her in a moment of silence honoring Commissioner Dan Morrison, who passed away last week.  Then the commission dived into the ag...

City commissioners table impact fees City commissioners table impact fees

POLSON — Impact fees for new construction came under scrutiny from the Polson City Commissioners at their May 18 commission meeting. Impact fees are what people who are building new houses or businesses in the city are assessed to pay their part for water, sewer, fire, parks and administrative work. Po...

City commission approves bonds, discusses fire analysis

POLSON — Polson City Commissioners and Mayor Heather Knudson approved $473,000 in water system bonds for the downtown water loop, “the last piece of the funding package,” according to Cindy Dooley, Polson finance officer. The project is replacing and reconnecting water pipes in the area nor...

City commissioners approve design/build for skatepark expansion

POLSON — Polson skateboarders filled the back couple of rows in city hall at the April 20 city commission meeting to support their plan to expand Polson’s skatepark. The skateboarders want to extend the borders of the current skatepark 25 feet out on the north, south and west sides, and 22 fee...

Fire department review presents problems, solutions

POLSON — Unrest in the Polson Fire Department and the Polson Rural Fire District led membership to draft a letter of no confidence in Polson Fire Chief John Fairchild and submit it to Polson City Manager Mark Shrives. Reasons stated in the letter were safety concerns, leadership issues, communicatio...

Tribal, state attorneys share compact impact Tribal, state attorneys share compact impact

POLSON — People expecting heated words and clashing opinions at the Feb. 3 Polson City Commission workshop meeting were instead treated to a civil presentation about how the water compact could impact the City of Polson’s municipal wells. Melissa Hornbein, Reserved Water Rights Compact Commiss...

Commission ponders liquor license sale

POLSON —  Polson commissioners discussed the sale of the city’s all beverage liquor license at the Jan. 21 meeting.  They unanimously voted at the Sept. 15, 2014 meeting to declare the all-beverage license as surplus, according to Polson Finance Officer Cindy Dooley. That’s the...

Public invited to informational meeting regarding water compact

News from the City of Polson POLSON — A City Commission Work Session will be held in Commission Chambers at 106 1st Street East on Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. to receive information about the Proposed Water Rights Compact. Representatives from the State of Montana, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tri...

Commissioners present badge, take care of business

POLSON — Polson Police K-9 Officer Brody received his badge at the Jan. 8 Polson City Commissioners meeting. Officer Juan Maso works with Brody, a 2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever.  Brody has the ability to search vehicles, bags, lockers, classrooms, large rooms, items at the United States ...

City may sell liquor license, rehires grant writer City may sell liquor license, rehires grant writer

POLSON — Commissioners discussed the golf course’s liquor license and a possible sale of that license at their Dec. 15 meeting.   If the commission decides to sell, commissioner Stephen Turner said he would like to see a starting price, a base price.  “My big concern is that...

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