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Angela Cimmino

Billings City Council requires just 35 minutes to dispense with its agenda

Setting a near record for brevity, the Billings City Council completed its meeting Tuesday in a mere 35 minutes.

October 14, 2014 9:25 pmLoading…
Parks board asks to trim proposed projects; council OKs liquor license for new bar

Parks board asks to trim proposed projects; council OKs liquor license for new bar

Go back to the drawing board. In effect, that’s what the Billings City Council told the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Board on Monday. The board had proposed spending about $2.3 million in Park District 1 funds during 2014-15.

August 25, 2014 10:31 pmLoading…
After 6-5 defeat, nondiscrimination ordinance's future clouded

After 6-5 defeat, nondiscrimination ordinance's future clouded

The NDO acronym could take on a new form. Call it the “never dies ordinance.”

August 12, 2014 6:02 pm Photos

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Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

In addition to shaping language on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance and learning more about a possible levy for police and fire departments, the Billings City Council heard a pair of reports during Monday’s work session that could also shape the city’s future.

July 08, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Open meeting law applies to nondiscrimination ‘initiative’

With the draft nondiscrimination ordinance as the last item on its agenda tonight, the Billings City Council can expect to hear again from many passionate proponents and opponents. The meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. is a work session where no formal votes will be taken.

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Gazette opinion: Council must rectify failure to give public notice

The Billings City Council has violated the Montana Constitution and state statute by failing to give public notice of “council initiatives” and votes.

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Billings City Council seeks attorney general's opinion on NDO

Billings City Council seeks attorney general's opinion on NDO

Even as city staff continues using City Council input to revise language in Billings’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the council voted 6-5 Monday to seek an opinion from Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on whether it’s legal for Billings to enact such an ordinance.

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Billings City Council nixes pedestrian bridge plan

Billings City Council nixes pedestrian bridge plan

Citing costs about twice what was expected, the Billings City Council turned down a plan on Tuesday to move an old pedestrian bridge from Joliet to 25th Street.

May 29, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…
Council tables nondiscrimination ordinance in 12:30 a.m. vote

Council tables nondiscrimination ordinance in 12:30 a.m. vote

More than six hours after commencing its Tuesday night meeting, a divided Billings City Council voted to order city staff to suspend work on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.

May 28, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

3 Council members voted against park district

In reference to the recent letter published by Marion Dozier asserting the "Billings City Council (all 11 of them) voted in favor of the Park Maintenance District #1 without a vote of the people," I need to kindly remind former City Council Member Marion Dozier that on Dec. 19, 2011, the thr…

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Garbage fees will rise beginning July 1

Garbage fees will rise beginning July 1

When it came time to hike garbage pickup and landfill fees Monday, the Billings City Council chose an option with a smaller initial increase over one that would have increased the charge $2.01 per month beginning July 1.

April 14, 2014 9:59 pmLoading…
Disc golfers, off-roaders may both get their pieces of High Sierra Park

Disc golfers, off-roaders may both get their pieces of High Sierra Park

Billings may indeed take a flier on constructing a new disc golf course at High Sierra Park in the Heights, but probably not during the upcoming fiscal year.

April 07, 2014 9:40 pmLoading…
Billings City Council approves pedestrian bridge over train tracks

Billings City Council approves pedestrian bridge over train tracks

By the slimmest of margins — 5-4, with 1 abstention and one council member absent — the Billings City Council on Monday approved a construction and maintenance agreement that will lead to the building of a pedestrian bridge connecting Minnesota Avenue to Montana Avenue at North 25th Street.

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Not in Our Town proposal brings mixed council reaction

Not in Our Town proposal brings mixed council reaction

A $25,000 funding request by a Not in Our Town steering committee — asking Billings taxpayers to help pay for a national gathering in Billings in June — is being met with mixed reaction by City Council members.

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Foursight: Talking to the dead

This week we asked our Facebook friends if they could pick one deceased person to ask a question of, who would they pick and what would they ask. To join in the conversation, go to www.facebook.com/billingsgazetteenjoy.

March 20, 2014 9:00 am Related

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Billings City Council votes not to return water park letter of credit

Billings City Council votes not to return water park letter of credit

After more than a dozen people had spoken respectfully and yet passionately about whether the city should return a $100,000 letter of credit to the Oasis Water Park, Mayor Tom Hanel had this to say to those who gathered to see how the Billings City Council would vote Monday: “Ladies and gent…

March 10, 2014 10:14 pmLoading…

City council to take a hard look at downtown parking

Once three new members of the Billings City Council are sworn in Monday along with Mayor Tom Hanel and two returning members, the council will take a close, hard look at downtown parking.

January 05, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Council OKs raises for Teamsters, non-union workers

The Billings City Council approved its third and final contract with city workers Monday night, then voted to give non-union employees the same cost-of-living increase granted to union workers.

November 18, 2013 8:37 pmLoading…
Hanel coasts to re-election; council has 3 new faces

Hanel coasts to re-election; council has 3 new faces

Billings Mayor Tom Hanel won an overwhelming re-election victory in Tuesday’s municipal election, according to final but unofficial results.

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Gazette opinion: 1 week left to vote city, school ballot

Gazette opinion: 1 week left to vote city, school ballot

If you received a Billings, Laurel or Lockwood local election ballot in your mail, you have one week left to return it to the Yellowstone County Elections Department.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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