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 By Frank Dufresne    Opinion    July 2, 2020 

An election is the solution, not lawsuits

SEELEY LAKE - If this sewer was a good idea, users in the district would be ALL for it and it would have been built already. As proposed, it’s dissolved into a decades-long lawyer and lawsuit can-of-worms and getting worse. After the recent board...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 25, 2020

Business counsel resigns, board votes to withdraw lawsuit

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District held a special meeting June 22 to take action on issues stemming from their attorney resigning from his position as the Board’s business counsel. They also discussed and voted to withdraw a lawsuit...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    June 25, 2020

Blackfoot, schools work to keep valley connected

As businesses and schools closed because of the coronavirus, Blackfoot Communications had to keep up with the new booming demand of people working from home, while Seeley-Swan High School also addressed a lack of computers for their students. Not...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 25, 2020

Market value assessment method chosen for Sewer District

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board held a meeting June 15 where it seated its newly elected Board members, elected new officers, selected the market value approach to spreading assessments to pay for the administrative budget and...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 18, 2020

Sewer District files suit against two newly elected board members

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District filed a lawsuit Friday, June 12 against newly elected board directors Thomas Morris and Jason Gilpin seeking to stop the pair from taking any steps that may interrupt the ongoing sewer project. Despite f...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Administrative budget more than doubles

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board passed a budget for the 2021 fiscal year at their June 4 special meeting that is a little more than double last year’s budget. They tabled the decision on how to spread the assessment over the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Judge denies Writ on citizens' petitions

MISSOULA – Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Robert L. (Dusty) Deschamps, III denied a Writ of Mandamus that would have forced the Missoula County Elections Administrator (EA) to approve two citizens’ initiative petitions for collection of...

 
 By Frank Dufresne    Opinion    June 4, 2020

Points to consider with proposed sewer

SEELEY LAKE - When deciding the proposed sewer, I hope the conservative, financially and socially responsible citizens of Seeley consider this: • Combined utility, water and sewer costs per user is likely to be THREE times what’s considered a...

 

Community Briefs

CORRECTION SEELEY LAKE – In the Seeley Swan Pathfinder article, “Annual assessment may double,” published May 28, 2020, the cost of Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc.’s share of the Seeley Lake Sewer District’s tax bill was incorrect....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Annual assessment may double

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed a plethora of topics at its May 21 regular meeting including more than doubling the annual District operating budget, project updates, hiring a new attorney, drilling new test wells and...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Debate over seating newly elected directors continues

SEELEY LAKE – The issue of when directors terms end and when to seat newly elected directors reared its head again in a special meeting May 21 that was held ahead of the regular meeting and also spilled into the regular meeting. The special meeting...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Judge dismisses Larson's lawsuit

MISSOULA – District Court Judge Leslie Halligan threw out Don Larson’s lawsuit against the Seeley Lake Sewer District on May 21. The order came in response to a motion by the District’s attorney Jon Beal seeking to dismiss the case due to the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 21, 2020

Date of director seating questioned

SEELEY LAKE – According to a memo on the Seeley Lake Sewer District website the Board will not seat two newly elected Directors at their May 21 meeting. Instead they will wait until a special meeting June 15. The decision is sure to cause some wave...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Morris and Gilpin win sewer election, Dunster and Teague win seat on school board

The final, unofficial results until canvass are in for the Seeley Lake Sewer Board, Seeley Lake Elementary Board of Trustees and the Seeley Lake Elementary General Fund Levy. The Sewer District electi...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 7, 2020

Preliminary Election Results - Winning Candidates

The final, unofficial results until canvass are in for the Seeley Lake Sewer Board, Seeley Lake Elementary Board of Trustees and the Seeley Lake Elementary General Fund Levy. For the Sewer Board of...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 30, 2020

Lawsuit and by-laws top discussion

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District (SLSD) held its April 16 meeting four days later on April 20 after a glitch in their online meeting software prevented the login instructions printed on their agenda from functioning. While the Board...

 

Elect a fair, balanced representative of the people

SEELEY LAKE - Though I am trying to appreciate Troy Spence and Don Larson’s efforts to tell the fine folks of Seeley Lake who they should vote for in the upcoming sewer district director election, I am a bit troubled by their need to tell people,...

 

Feds unlikely to mandate sewer

SEELEY LAKE - It’s great to be able to call beautiful Seeley Lake my home. But I also see a community severely impacted by COVID-19 and I am afraid that it may be years before we are able to recover economically. Yet the Sewer Board continues to...

 

The cost is too high - get involved, vote

Now our community, as well as the rest of the nation, is deeply affected by severe economic conditions brought on by a pandemic. Prior to this, many of us couldn’t afford the proposed sewer system that is being, for lack of a better term,...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Vote Morris and Gilpin for a change in direction

SEELEY LAKE - I am writing to recommend Tom Morris and Jason Gilpin for election to the Seeley Lake Sewer District board. Here is why. With only one recent exception, current board members have blindly pursued an exorbitantly expensive sewage...

 

Seeley Lake - Missoula County Sewer District Directors

Voter Information: There are five candidates for the two open director positions on the Seeley Lake - Missoula County Sewer District. Candidates are listed in the order they filed. Candidates' respons...

 
 By Troy Spence    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Get the Sewer Board back in the hands of the people - Vote Morris and Gilpin

SEELEY LAKE - As I sit here waiting out the coronavirus to pass, I realize the only other thing that will kill you is the cost of a sewer in Seeley Lake. The people of Seeley need Tom Morris and Jason Gilpin on the board to clean up the corruption...

 

Community Briefs

Death Notice, James “Jim” Calvin Webb SWAN VALLEY - James “Jim” Calvin Webb, age 86, of Condon passed away on Monday, March 23. Services for James will be held at a later date and will be announced when arrangements are complete. Please...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 26, 2020

Sewer District meets remotely

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District (SLSD) held its March 19 meeting via teleconference call to avoid congregating people per recommendations to limit the spread of coronavirus. The District finally received a bill from their attorney for...

 

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