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 By Nathan Bourne    News    September 20, 2018 

Council to revisit trails committee future

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council voted to form a committee to study the future of the Council’s trails committee at the Sept. 10 Council meeting. In June the Council voted to disband the trails committee and hand over responsibility...

 

Environmental Assessment for Phase 2 passed

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board held a public hearing on updating the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Phase 2 of the collection system Sept. 6. The district is in the process of applying...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 30, 2018

Ice rink and staff changes dominate discussion

SEELEY LAKE – The discussion at the Seeley Lake Elementary School Board meeting focused on the proposed ice skating rink and staff changes at their Aug. 21 meeting. The Board will vote on whether to allow a temporary ice rink for this winter at...

 

New Swan Lake District Ranger responds to attendees' questions

SWAN VALLEY - Flathead National Forest, Swan Lake District Ranger Chris Dowling was introduced at the Swan Valley Council monthly meeting Aug. 21. Dowling recently replaced newly retired Ranger Rich Kehr. He named ongoing projects in the Swan Valley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 30, 2018

Board approved budget and raise

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board approved the 2018-2019 budget and a pay raise for District Administrator Lynn Richards at their Aug. 21 meeting. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Dave Lane presented the board with next year’s budget. Last year’s...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 23, 2018

Board passes assessments and questioned over project schedule

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District board passed the annual levy of assessments at the Aug. 16 regular board meeting and assessment hearing. In other business, they set a public hearing to correct an issue with a Phase 2 grant application,...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 16, 2018

Board to fight Larson lawsuit

SEELEY LAKE – At a special meeting Aug. 13, the Seeley Lake Sewer District board elected new officers. They also voted to retain Beal Law Firm to defend the district from a lawsuit filed by Seeley Lake resident Don Larson. Beth Hutchinson was...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 9, 2018

New teachers hired for SLE primary grades

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board hired Robin Gaither as the new kindergarten teacher and Rachael Bemis as the new second grade teacher to teach the split class for the 2018-2019 school year at a special meeting Aug. 2. Last...

 

Shooting Range Idea Discussed, Public Comments Considered on Draft Plan

SWAN VALLEY - At their regular meeting July 17, the Swan Valley Community Council heard discussion about where and how to go about securing a suitable location for a local shooting range. The council also considered public comments on the final...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 26, 2018

SAFER Grant and Interim Maintenance Position Discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant and hiring of interim maintenance position were the main topics of discussion at the Seeley Lake Fire Board meeting July 17. Chief Dave Lane informed the board that...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 19, 2018

Council Rejects Speed Limit Increase and Endorses Sewer Project

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council considered revisiting the speed limits on Highway 83 as it passes through town and voted to endorse the proposed Seeley Lake sewer project at its July 9 meeting. Council member Bruce Friede made a...

 
 By Bruce Hall    News    July 19, 2018

It's Not Going Away

SEELEY LAKE - There are consequences to inaction as well as action. In Seeley Lake we know we have a problem. Chemicals harmful to our health are just under our feet, in the groundwater under our town. Our wells are there too. A lake is next door....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

"New" Board Seeks Information to Find Consensus

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District held its regular board meeting June 21 where three newly elected Directors started laying out their vision for the district's direction. They received a manager's report, took care of regular monthly...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

RD Demands Updated Schedule from "New" Board

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District received an ultimatum June 21 from Rural Development (RD): Update the district’s construction schedule within 30 days or RD will “very pointedly assign a schedule.” The meeting was the first regular...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 28, 2018

SLE School Board Discusses Safety, Ice Rink

SEELEY LAKE- The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board met Thursday, June 21 to discuss the proposed ice skating rink location as well as changes being made over the summer to make the school a safer place during emergencies. Gary Swain, member of the...

 

Strohmaier Aids with Comment Decisions -Questions Clarified

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council considered public comments and voted to accept minor changes to the Swan Valley Draft Plan at their regular meeting June 19. In attendance was Missoula County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier who offered...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

Outdated Bylaws Create Confusion

SEELEY LAKE - A special meeting for the Seeley Lake Sewer District, June 19, was thrown into disarray with a mistake made in the agenda and further confusion created by the district’s outdated bylaws. The first item on the agenda was “District...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 28, 2018

Purchases Made, Policies and Benefit Increase Approved

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board learned about the new Type 6 Fire Engine purchase and others by the District at their June 19 meeting. They also approved full payment for employees' health...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 21, 2018

Council Gives Seeley Lake ROCKS Community Trails Project

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council moved on June 11 to award the responsibility of trail maintenance and improvements to Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (ROCKS) and disband the council’s trail committee. Council...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 21, 2018

Purchase of Replacement Engine Approved

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board approved $50,000 for the purchase of a used Type 6 Wildland Fire Engine at a special meeting June 13. Fire Chief Dave Lane took the Department’s Type 6 engine 716 out of service earlier this spring after...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 21, 2018

New Hires and Contracts Top School Board Discussion

POTOMAC - Resignations, the contract with the Potomac Greenough Community Center (PGCC) and Explorers funding were the main topics of discussion at the Potomac School Board meeting June 11. With five resignations at the end of this school year, Potom...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 31, 2018

Board President Threatens Legal Action

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board held a special meeting May 24 where board President Mike Boltz threatened to file for an injunction to keep newly elected board members from derailing the sewer project. In other business, the board...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    May 24, 2018

Public Comments to Swan Valley Regional Draft Plan Discussed

SWAN VALLEY - The members of the Swan Valley Community Council voted to follow SVCC member Henry Westra’s matrix in which he compiled public comments suggesting changes or recommendations to the second Swan Valley Regional Plan Draft. The...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

Future of Sewer Discussed

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed the future of the sewer district at its May 17 meeting after voters elected three new board members. In other business the board questioned legal fees due to a public information request an...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

Ice Rink and Behavior Health Services Dominated Discussion

SEELEY LAKE – The proposed ice rink and SLE's behavior health program dominated the discussion at the Seeley Lake Elementary School board meeting May 16. Contract negotiations are also complete and...

 

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