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Regional Draft Plan completed

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council met Nov. 6 to review the remaining elements in the Swan Valley Regional Draft Plan entitled Transportation, Public Facilities and Services and Implementation and addressed comments about the four append...

 

Comments requested on restoration project in the Swan

SWAN VALLEY - Flathead National Forest staff met and shared with the residents of the Swan Valley the concepts of the Mid-Swan Landscape Restoration and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Project at a meeting held Nov. 8. Following the presentation, atte...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

County interlocal agreement in limbo

MISSOULA – The Missoula County Commissioners briefly discussed the future of the interlocal agreement between the county and the Seeley Lake Sewer District at an administrative meeting Oct. 31. The agreement that provides county resources,...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    November 1, 2018

Open Space Bond debated at Council meeting

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted a forum Sept. 10 on the Open Space Bond. Missoula County voters will decide the fate of the $15 million bond in the Nov. 6 election. Executive Director of Five Valleys Land Trust and a represen...

 

Council works through Land Use and Housing elements

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council met for a special meeting Oct. 23 to review and discuss public comments to the third and fourth elements entitled Land Use and Housing of the Swan Valley Regional Draft Plan. The members paid...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 25, 2018

Board contemplates countersuit

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed counter suing Don Larson and the people who joined Larson’s lawsuit against the District at their Oct. 18 meeting. The board also received a manager’s report, discussed the...

 

Comments reviewed, redevelopment sites requested

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council reviewed public comments on the final draft of the Swan Valley Regional Plan at their regular monthly meeting Oct.16. Missoula County Community and Planning Services presented the opportunity for the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 4, 2018

Board moves design forward

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board gave Great West Engineering the go-ahead to work toward completing the final design of Phase 1 of the collections system and the wastewater...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 27, 2018

Temporary ice rink approved

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board approved the temporary ice rink on the SLE fields for three years. Superintendent Chris Stout also provided several updates on the new school year. The Board received no more comments on the...

 

No insurance for lawsuit, board vacancy discussed

SEELEY LAKE – At the Sept. 20 meeting, Seeley Lake Sewer District Board President Beth Hutchinson announced the District doesn’t have insurance to cover the lawsuit spearheaded by Don Larson against the District. The board also discussed the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 27, 2018

Revenue and charges for service discussed, board approves raise

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire District discussed issues with the billing company and vendors at their Sept. 18 meeting. They also approved a $5,000 raise for Fire Chief Dave Lane. Lane said the District is down 60 calls from last year. This is...

 

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...

 

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