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 By Colleen Kesterson    News    March 16, 2017

Keller Speaks on Land Use Element

SWAN VALLEY - Local real estate agent John Keller spoke to the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) Thursday about his research and thoughts on Land Use in the Swan Valley. Keller told them that the Swan Valley doesn’t need land use...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 2, 2017

Chief Spending Allowance Raised

SEELEY LAKE – At their Feb. 21 meeting, the Seeley Lake Fire District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $4,000 increase in the amount available to the Seeley Lake Fire Chief for equipment purchases. While it was understood that current...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 2, 2017

Budget Shortfall Projected for SLE

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) Board discussed a projected budget deficit and SLE Outside’s balance sheet at the Feb. 21 meeting. The board also received a board member’s resignation and has an upcoming election for two board...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 9, 2017

Seeley Fire District Adds 2011 Polaris Ranger Crew to Fleet

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board approved the shipping cost for the department to acquire a 2011 Polaris Ranger Crew. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel feels this will expand the capabilities of the department to allow volunteers...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    February 2, 2017

Committee Focuses on Economic Development Element Edits

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) discussed and used edits and comments from the public to clarify section 2.4 New Industrial Development in the second element of the plan draft entitled Economic Development at their...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Board Asks RD to Throw Out Election

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board discussed options as they try to retain a $10 million funding package after the failure of the bond election. The board was also informed at their Jan. 19 regular meeting that three positions on the board...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

SLE Board Discusses SLE Outside Income and Expense Report

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary School Board discussed the SLE Outside store’s income and expense report for November 2015-November 2016 at their meeting Jan. 17. The board also accepted Sally Johnson’s resignation. Johnson will be...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Fire Board Approves Raises and Budget

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Board approved a 2.5 percent raise for District Administrator Lynn Richards and Maintenance staff Mark Kues at their Jan. 17 meeting. This was less than the three percent raise Seeley Lake Fire...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    January 26, 2017

Swan Lake District Ranger Addressed Council

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Lake District of the Flathead National Forest (FNF) Ranger Rich Kehr presented updates to projects in the works for the Swan Valley, the FNF forest plan revision draft and answered questions from attendees at the Swan Valley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

$100,000 Allocated for Library Improvements Discussed

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) discussed the $100,000 that will be used for updating the Swan Valley Community Library at their meeting Jan. 17. They assigned the Ad Hoc Committee to ask Director of Missoula County Library...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    January 19, 2017

Swan Valley Economic Development Addressed

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) discussed and edited seven paragraphs in the Regional Draft Plan at their monthly meeting Jan. 11. The paragraphs were part of the Economic Development Element under the section...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    January 19, 2017

Community Council Updated on Programs and Services

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) heard several presentations from local organizations at their Jan. 9 meeting. Missoula Aging Services (MAS) Resource Specialist Linda Howard presented information about services available to co...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    November 24, 2016

Sewer Q&A Held at Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted a question and answer session with experts involved in the proposed wastewater treatment plant. Voters will decide whether or not to allow the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    November 24, 2016

Information Packet Hits Legal Snag

SEELEY LAKE - As of their Nov. 17 regular meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer Board will not be sending out informational packets on the proposed wastewater treatment plant. Concerned residents discussed the possibility of sending out information on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 24, 2016

SLE Outside and Alcohol Policies Dominate School Board Discussion

SEELEY LAKE – Public comment on the SLE Outside store, current school district policies for conduct on school property and the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace were topics of discussion at the Seeley Lake Elementary School Board meeting, Nov 15....

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    November 24, 2016

Ad Hoc Committee to Study Library, Septic System Issues

SWAN VALLEY - At their Nov. 15 meeting, the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) voted to form an Ad Hoc committee to research issues that came from the proposed renovations to the Swan Valley Library and the septic system used by the Community Hall...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 24, 2016

Officer Pay and Mill Levy Discussions Tabled

SEELEY LAKE – Based on the current budget, Seeley Lake Rural District Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel does not see the financial ability to afford an Assistant Chief. However, at the monthly Fire Board meeting, Nov. 22, he continued to advocate for...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    November 10, 2016

Local Loggers Add Input to Draft Plan Edits

SWAN VALLEY - Edits made with the input of local loggers to the 2.0 Economic Opportunity Element were accepted at the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) meeting Nov. 2. SVRPC member Diann Ericson enlisted the help of local loggers to...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    October 27, 2016

Library Bond and Swan Valley Library Improvements, Shooting Range Discussed

SWAN VALLEY - Missoula County Public Library (MCPL) Director Honore Bray presented about the MCPL Bond and Swan Valley Library improvements to nearly 40 attendees at the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) meeting Oct. 18. Swan Valley resident Rick...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Discussions Continue about Officer Stipend and Department Needs

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire District Board of Trustees welcomed Connie Clark to the board. They discussed the need for paid officers and an assistant chief. No decisions were made. Continued discussion along with the budget approval are on...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Revised Funding, Less Strings

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board signed a letter of intent to meet revised conditions for funding from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (RD). The board also voted to create sub districts in place of the current...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Complaint Filed Over Alcohol and SLE Outside Discussed

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) Board received a formal complaint regarding the sale of alcohol on school grounds. SLE Outside store’s function and relationship to the school was also discussed at the Aug. 16 board meeting. Seeley...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    August 25, 2016

Candidate Wants Condon to Have More Voice; Emergency Services Comments on Forest Service Plan

SWAN VALLEY - Republican candidate for the Missoula County Board of Commissioners Todd Geery of Bonner, Mont. spoke at the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) meeting Aug. 16. Swan Valley Fire Chief Randy Williams and Quick Response Unit (QRU)...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Board Passes Annual Assessment at Heated Hearing

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board approved its annual special assessment after receiving several protests and despite the protest period not closing for another week. Several dozen citizens showed up at the Aug. 18 hearing on whether to...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 18, 2016

Progress Made but No Solution to Snow Plowing in Dogtown

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) was updated on the progress made in the last year toward resolving the issue that ended county road maintenance for Dogtown residents. The council also heard from the transportation commissioner...

 

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