Billings City Council
Over the next five years, city officials envision $255,111,276 in capital improvements — everything from a $5.5 million Fire/911 Communication Center to a $61 million wastewater treatment plant.
City Administrator Tina Volek received marks that were generally well above satisfactory during her closed-door performance review held last November, City Councilwoman Jani McCall said Friday.
Billings City Council member Denis Pitman said he plans to run next year for a seat on the Yellowstone County Commission.
By unanimous votes Monday, the Billings City Council approved annexations and zoning changes that could have significant effect on the Magic City’s future.
Billings is growing, and residents can get a front-row seat to some of that potential growth by attending Monday’s City Council meeting.
After nearly two hours of presentations, public testimony and debate during a work session Tuesday, the Billings City Council was no closer to deciding whether to combine the city’s two street maintenance districts than it was when it first heard the proposal Jan. 5.
The Billings City Council will take on three bread-and-butter issues during its work session Tuesday: the city’s growth policy, the future of the city’s two street maintenance districts and pre-budget considerations.
A Billings man has filed an ethics complaint against City Councilwoman Becky Bird, saying she had a conflict of interest in an attempt to secure $25,000 in City Council funding last year for the Not In Our Town national conference while serving on the conference’s steering committee.
Mayor Tom Hanel continues his search for 20 Billings residents willing to serve on eight of the city’s boards and commissions.
Customers at Doc Harper’s in downtown Billings will see the inspiration for the new business once they walk in the door.
Billings public works officials plan to meet Tuesday to decide whether to clear the city’s residential streets of the snow that remains following last weekend’s plowing efforts.
Amid calls of “Mumford for governor,” Public Works Director Dave Mumford on Wednesday told a handful of downtown property owners news anyone would welcome: The fees they pay to maintain downtown streets could soon be reduced by a factor of seven.
With Monday’s Billings City Council approval for payment of a final $85,025.25 bill for asbestos removal at the old Parmly Billings Library, Library Director Bill Cochran said he thinks that’s the last of the payments.
A full agenda replete with four public hearings awaits the Billings City Council on Monday evening.
No decision has been made, but the Billings City Council was in discussion Saturday over when to ask voters for another chance at a public safety levy, how long the levy should last and what it might cost taxpayers.
The Billings City Council will hold an informal meeting from 8 a.m. through noon on Saturday to discuss the ramifications of the failed public safety levy, which voters defeated in the November election.
Billings City Council members were generally pleased during Monday’s work session with a proposal to provide water or wastewater service to three locations outside city limits.
City staffers plan to ask members of the Billings City Council Monday if they’ll consider extending wastewater service to three properties outside the city limits without first annexing the properties.
Sabrina Currie holds a sign during the "Billings is Ready" NDO supporters rally on the steps of First Congregational Church on Aug. 18.
A longtime South Billings dispute between neighbors and a firm that manufactures tanks for the oil patch may not be over, but the two sides made progress Thursday night.