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New Polson Police Chief selected

News from the office of the City Manager, Ed Meece POLSON — George Simpson has accepted a job offer for the position of Police Chief with the City of Polson – effective immediately. Chief Simpson is an eight-year veteran of the Polson Police Department, where he served as both a Sergeant and...

Polson commissioners discuss road improvement options Polson commissioners discuss road improvement options

POLSON — On Oct. 3, the Polson City Council discussed the potential use of TIF or Gas Tax funding to improve and repair roads throughout the town. City Finance Officer Kim Sassaman presented to the council a potential application for the Gas Tax Distribution Program by the state, which required a re...

Polson City Commission discusses changes

POLSON — The Polson City Commission approved modest increases in park-use and golfing fees for the coming year during its regular meeting Sept. 9. The only significant hike was for golf-cart storage, which jumped 20%. Parks and Recreation director Pat Nowlen told commissioners that city parks were b...

Zoning meeting highlights short term rental concerns Zoning meeting highlights short term rental concerns

POLSON — No one disputed the fact that short-term vacation rentals are proliferating in Lake County at last week’s hearing in the overflowing county commission chamber. But most people in the room and on Zoom were not putting out the welcome mat – especially in the area under consideration ...

Polson City Commission tables casino decision Polson City Commission tables casino decision

POLSON — The four action items on the Polson City Commission agenda at last week’s meeting – including the proposed annexation of tribal lands for a proposed casino – were all punted down the road, mostly for lack of sufficient information.  The most controversial topic was th...

City workshop addresses license confusion

POLSON — The City of Polson held another public workshop last Wednesday, June 22, to discuss the possible implementation of a business license. The workshop began with changes made to the framework of the proposal thanks to feedback from the previous meeting. The first major change made was defining...

Lake County to vote on marijuana tax

LAKE COUNTY — Recreational marijuana has been legal in Montana since January 1, and medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2004, but neither are taxed locally in Lake County. That could change on election day.  Voters will decide whether to impose a 3% local tax on the sale of recr...

Public comment heard over proposed Polson business license Public comment heard over proposed Polson business license

POLSON — Passions ran high during a workshop meeting for the proposed Polson business license on Wednesday, April 27, but ultimately settled into productive conversation about possible improvements and alternatives. The proposal by City Manager Ed Meece and Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Straub, current...

Polson City Council discusses curfew

By Kristi Niemeyer for the Valley Journal POLSON — Youngsters in Polson may have a little less freedom to roam this summer if the Polson City Commission gives final approval to an ordinance that would establish a curfew for those under 18. The first reading last Monday met with unanimous approval....

New Polson officials sworn in New Polson officials sworn in

POLSON ­­— On the same week citizens were remembering last year’s armed assault on the U.S. Capitol, grassroots democracy was unfolding across the nation in its usual, somewhat sedate fashion as local governments welcomed new and returning elected officials.  At the Polson City Co...


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