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Solution sought for emergency boat launches on Holland Lake

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council hosted a discussion on the poor condition of the Holland Lake boat launch and lack of emergency access at its Sept. 20 meeting. Members of the Swan...

 

Proposal sought from engineer, new monitoring wells approved

SEELEY LAKE – At their Sept. 15 meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board followed their committee’s recommendation to seek a proposal from Water & Environmental Technologies (WET) and voted to install up to 14 additional monitoring wells....

 

Enrollment increases, teacher resigns

SWAN VALLEY – Enrollment numbers are up at Swan Valley Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year, said Principal Aaron Morgenstern at the Sept. 13 Swan Valley School Board meeting. The School Board also received a resignation letter from Chris...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 25, 2022

County to Condon - You get more than you pay for

SWAN VALLEY - Officials from Missoula County presented information on property taxes, how taxes fund road maintenance and answered questions about the quality of maintenance in the area at the Swan Valley Community Council meeting Aug. 16. The...

 
 By Susan Monahan    News    August 25, 2022

Board discusses burying power lines

SWAN VALLEY – At their Aug. 18 meeting, the Swan Valley Elementary School Board voted to contact Missoula Electric Cooperative and request a bid for burying the power lines at the school access points. They also approved contracts for certified...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    August 25, 2022

Helmville discusses community development and re-zoning

HELMVILLE - A community development and zoning follow-up meeting was held Monday, Aug. 15 in Helmville. During the meeting community members discussed possibilities for changing zoning ordinances...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 18, 2022

Board continues assisted living facility discussion

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Hospital District Board continued their discussion regarding an assisted living facility in Seeley Lake at their Aug. 9 meeting. They also discussed the proper way to raise concerns regarding Partnership Health...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 11, 2022

Fairgrounds Revitalization Bond placed on General Election Ballot

MISSOULA — Missoula County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously July 28 to place a Missoula County Fairgrounds Revitalization Bond on the November 2022 General Election ballot after hearing testimony from fairgrounds supporters at a public hear...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 11, 2022

Crisis Intervention Levy placed on November Election Ballot

MISSOULA—Missoula County Commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to place a Crisis Intervention Levy on the November general election ballot. The proposed levy is for $5.5 million. This translates to about $54 annually for a home with an...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 11, 2022

Board approves bids for Station 2

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board approved bids to address the water issues at Station 2 at their special meeting Aug. 5. They also reaffirmed the Board Chair’s powers and duties beyond Montana Code Annotated 7-33-2105. At the July 19...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 4, 2022

Board passes assessment

SEELEY LAKE – At their July 28 hearing and regular meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board passed the annual assessment method and discussed drilling additional monitoring wells. The Board received just one written protest. The landowner was...

 

Swan Council closes lid on garbage container proposal

The Swan Valley Council Board members voted unanimously to “cease and desist” with any further discussion of a garbage container site in the Swan Valley at their July 19 meeting. In addition to the container discussion, the nearly 40 people in at...

 
 By Susan Monahan    News    July 28, 2022

Request to abandon rightaway on Cottonwood Lane denied

MISSOULA – The Missoula County Board of County Commissioners voted July 21 to deny the request to abandon Cottonwood Lane as a roadway. Prior to the vote, the petitioner’s representative Carrie Sokolski advised the Commissioners of the petitioner...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 28, 2022

Board rehires K-2 teacher

SWAN VALLEY – At a special meeting July 19, the Swan Valley School Board voted unanimously to rehire Chris Mauldin as the kindergarten – second grade teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Principal Aaron Morgenstern said this decision was based...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 28, 2022

Board approves trailer purchase, addresses open meeting questions

SEELEY LAKE – At their July 19 meeting, the Seeley Lake Fire Board approved the purchase of a new enclosed trailer. They also approved Fire Chief Dave Lane to seek bids to mitigate and fix water issues at Station 2 north of Seeley Lake. In other...

 
 By Susan Monahan    News    June 30, 2022

Vocal group wants Container Site investigation to stop

SWAN VALLEY – Members of the public at a June 21 Swan Valley Community Council meeting asked the council to vote to stop further investigation of a Condon Container Site. The Council and Missoula County Commissioners Dave Strohmaier and Juanita...

 
 By Haley Yarborough    News    June 30, 2022

Commissioners approve land use fee increase  

MISSOULA- The Missoula Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on June 23 to approve the Missoula County Community and Planning Services (CAPS) resolution to increase land use fees effective July 1.   Missoula County Community and Planning...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 30, 2022

Chief raise approved, public comments, questions addressed

SEELEY LAKE – At their June 21 meeting, the Seeley Lake Fire Board approved a four percent raise for Chief Dave Lane with a vote of 3-1. Chair Scott Kennedy and Trustees Rita Rossi and Connie Clark voted for, Trustee Jon Kimble voted against and...

 
 By Haley Yarborough    News    June 23, 2022

Proposed land use fee increase, affordable housing plans discussed

SEELEY LAKE - At their June 13 meeting, the Seeley Lake Community Council reviewed Missoula County Community and Planning Services (CAPS) plans to raise land use fees and listened to a presentation from Trust Montana about their ideas to bring...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 23, 2022

Board opts to use reserve to reduce tax burden

SEELEY LAKE – At their June 16 meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board adopted next year’s budget and selected the equal assessment method to spread the assessment among landowners in the District. The Board adopted their fiscal year 2023 b...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    June 23, 2022

Helmville town meeting discusses growth potential and barriers

HELMVILLE – Powell County Planner Amanda Cooley with Bo Walker, Montana State University extension agent, and Chad Lanes, Tri-County Sanitarian, held a meeting at the Helmville Community Hall June 16 to collect community input regarding barriers...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 23, 2022

Raises and bonuses approved

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley School Board voted for raises and bonuses for its staff at their June 13 board meeting. The Board considered three options for the certified and classified staff salary schedules including no change (which has a 1.5%...

 
 By Susan Monahan    News    June 16, 2022

Commissioners approve building permit fee increases

MISSOULA – Missoula County Commissioners voted unanimously June 9 to approve a resolution to increase building permit fees effective Sept. 1. Along with increasing fees, the building department will use the International Code Council (ICC)...

 
 By Susan Monahan    News    June 2, 2022

Board non-renews teacher contract

SWAN VALLEY- In a special meeting May 26, the Swan Valley School Board voted to non-renew its contract with non-certified staff Christopher Mauldin. Mauldin was hired under a provisional license three years ago. Under state statute the District...

 
 By Susan Monahan    News    May 26, 2022

Board reviews playground equipment proposal

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board reviewed proposals for ADA compliant playground equipment at the May 16 meeting. The current playground is amazing said Josh Gibbs, superintendent/principal. People make it a rest stop when...

 

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