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 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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

COVID-19 response and test scores top discussion, general levy approved for May election

SEELEY LAKE – At their March 11 meeting, the Seeley Lake Elementary school board discussed COVID-19 preparations, the 2018-2019 test scores and unanimously approved running a general fund levy. The General levy will appear on the May 5 mail-in...

 

Missoula County building permit fee increase discussed

SWAN VALLEY - Missoula County Building and Development Programs Manager Nicole Whyte along with Missoula County Commissioner Juanita Vero attended the Swan Valley Community Council meeting March 2. Whyte informed the more than 20 attendees about the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 27, 2020

Revenue and lease agreement top board discussion

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District board of trustees discussed fire and EMS billing as well as the county lease at their monthly meeting Feb. 18. They also addressed comments from the public who is concerned about the lack of...

 

Building permits tops Council agenda

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County Building and Development Programs Manager Nicole Whyte attended the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting Feb. 10 to discuss changes to the County building permitting program including adopting new codes and a fee...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 30, 2020

Superintendent's contract not renewed on split vote

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board voted at their Jan. 21 meeting to not renew Superintendent Daniel Schrock’s contract but invited him to reapply for the job. Ahead of the decision, the Board preformed an evaluation of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 30, 2020

Patient hardship and command vehicle addressed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board received updates from Fire Chief Dave Lane and voted for him to handle a patient hardship request at their Jan. 21 meeting. They also answered questions regarding the accident involving the command vehicle....

 

Grizzly Bear Advisory Council member seeks public input

SWAN VALLEY - Volunteer Grizzly Bear Advisory Council member and Swan Valley Connections employee Jonathan Bowler talked about the need for public input concerning grizzly bear management. He also talked about the purpose and the work of the GBAC at...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Board closes in on sending project to bid

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board had another light agenda Jan. 16 as the District works on final details leading up to the proposed project going to bid. In other business, temporary construction easements were discussed, the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Climate Ready Missoula draft available for comment

SEELEY LAKE – Karen Hughes with Missoula County Community and Planning Services presented the Climate Ready Missoula draft plan at the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting Jan. 13. They are accepting comments on the proposed draft plan through...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Embracing suicide prevention and awareness in Missoula County

SEELEY LAKE - While Montana has the highest suicide rate in the United States, Missoula County continues to make improvements through education, outreach and services provided to those in mental health crisis. Nancy de Pastino, Suicide Prevention...

 

Public comments fill light agenda

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board pushed their final by-laws amendment out another month and spent a significant amount of their Dec. 19 meeting hearing and responding to public comment on a variety of issues. Last month the Board...

 

R&Rs adopted, Bylaws updated & monthly cost estimates climb

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board hammered out the final details of the Rules and Regulations, approved an opinion of probable cost for operating the system, adopted most of their bylaws revision and discussed a variety of other...

 

No fee at Holland Lake Day Use in 2020

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Lake District Ranger Chris Dowling received applause from attendees at the Swan Valley Community Council special meeting Nov. 21 when he announced there would be no fee to use the Day Use at Holland Lake during the 2020 season....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Board reviews approves strategic plan, increases principal position

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board approved the Swan Valley Elementary School Strategic Plan and reviewed their evaluations at their monthly meeting Nov. 20. They also unanimously approved increasing Principal Ralph King’s position from...

 

SLE to start strategic planning process

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School board plans to undertake the creation of a strategic plan for the school in the coming months. They voted at their Nov. 19 meeting to hire Dr. Daniel Farr to help with the process. Farr came highly...

 

RV Park proposed with 72 sites

SEELEY LAKE - Developers of a proposed 72-unit RV Park held their neighborhood meeting at the Seeley Lake Community Council's Nov. 11 meeting. Owner Brandon Grosvenor and Paul Forsting of Territorial...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

New doctor, RV Park proposal, covenants discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Hospital District Board learned more about the new doctor that will be starting at the Seeley-Swan Medical Center next month and discussed the proposed RV Park with adjacent landowner Dave Stewart at their Nov. 12...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

Business Improvement District discussed

SEELEY LAKE – Workers in orange vests with the letters “BID” on them picking up litter in downtown Missoula prompted Missoula County Commissioner Josh Slotnick to learn a little about Business Improvement Districts (BID). It also led him to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

Ice rink, next year's budget shortfall and lack of preschool funding discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School board approved Seeley Lake ROCKS installing a permanent light and temporary storage unit for the Ice Skating Rink this winter. The board also discussed an estimated $51,456 reduction in next year’s...

 

Mid-Swan Restoration, building permit tools and Holland Lake dominate discussion

SWAN VALLEY - US Forest Service and Missoula County Projects Department representatives presented on the Mid-Swan Restoration Project and the new county tool for building permits at the Swan Valley Community Council meeting Oct. 15. Chair Ken...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 17, 2019

Projects move forward, board action plan revision discussed

SWAN VALLEY –Swan Valley School Board covered a lot of ground making several decisions at their Oct. 9 meeting. The doors and windows have arrived and the Matthew Brothers just received the required permits to remodel the front portal entry to the...

 

Commissioners receive input on ambulance service contract

DEER LODGE - Representatives of the northern areas of Powell County said they would like a board to govern the ambulance service. This would provide them representation and the return of some of their tax money from the new ambulance levy to the...

 

Board closes in on R&Rs, by-laws amendment

SEELEY LAKE –Seeley Lake Sewer District Board received public comment on their attorney’s denial of a citizens petition, discussed their proposed Rules and Regulations (R&R), worked through a final draft of the by-laws and approved an interlocal...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 26, 2019

Pay raises approved

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire District Board approved a $8,500 salary increase for Fire Chief Dave Lane at their Sept. 10 meeting. This was around half of what the Chief requested on the basis of the state average for fire chiefs, what he has...

 

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