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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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 12, 2019

Protest fails for Lindbergh Lake bridge assessment

MISSOULA – At public hearing Sept. 5, the Missoula County Commissioners unanimously approved Resolution 2019-106 due to insufficient protest. The resolution changed the boundaries of the Rural Special Improvement District 282 around Lindbergh Lake...

 

Holland Lake fee discussion continues, maintenance update

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Lake District Ranger Chris Dowling gave updates on maintenance work completed on the District and led a discussion about the day use fee at Holland Lake at the Swan Valley Community Council meeting Aug. 19. Dowling said that...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 29, 2019

Board Budget and new hires approved

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School board approved the budget and made several new hires at their Aug. 19 and Aug. 23 meetings. Superintendent Daniel Schrock continues to look for opportunities to streamline processes and set SLE up...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 22, 2019

Board mandates connections

SEELEY LAKE – In a split vote the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board passed a resolution to mandate connections to the sewer system as it is built at their Aug. 15 meeting. The board also approved the tax assessment method for the District’s...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 15, 2019

Swan Valley School Board prepares for upcoming school year

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board approved budgets for the upcoming year, as well as contracts for educators and facility maintenance projects at their meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The board approved the school’s adopted General Fund...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 8, 2019

Swan Valley School hires principal and new K-2 teacher

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Elementary School Board filled two vacant positions for the upcoming academic year. At a special meeting July 18, the board hired Chris Mauldin for the vacant kindergarten through second grade teaching position. At...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 8, 2019

SLE hires Schrock as superintendent

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School District Board of Trustees hired Dan Schrock July 31 at a special board meeting. In other business Bridget Laird will fill the open junior high...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 25, 2019

Board steps towards mandatory hookups

SEELEY LAKE –The Seeley Lake Sewer District unveiled a resolution to mandate properties within the District to connect to the sewer as it is built at its July 18 board meeting. Board President Pat Goodover read the resolution at the meeting...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 25, 2019

Board approves fees for fire and rescue response

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board adopted a resolution establishing and implementing a program to charge mitigation rates for fire and rescue emergency and non-emergency services. This is an effort to provide the service that Fire Chief Dave...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 18, 2019

Board discusses leadership changes

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board approved a contract amendment with Seeley Lake Elementary to continue several necessary services at their regular meeting July 9. They also tabled a contract for principal submitted by Chris Stout,...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 18, 2019

Seeley Lake Welcome Sign on hold

SEELEY LAKE – The “Welcome to Seeley Lake” sign that the Seeley Lake Community Foundation planned to install south of town has been put on hold. Foundation Executive Director Claire Muller broke the news at the Seeley Lake Community...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 18, 2019

Dog Park for Seeley Lake pitched to Community Council

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Laura Wood presented an idea to create a dog park at the Council’s July 8 meeting. Wood was hoping to receive some community feedback and support from the council before she developed the idea any further. Wood...

 

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